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Lead Solution Architect

Job Title: Lead Solution Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6
REF: FJS - 01 -JA_1520851144
Contact Name: John Anakwenze
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

I have 2 great contract positions open for Solution Architects to come on-board and work for a Global IT company based in Solihull . This will be a 6 month contract position with competitive rates on offer.

Role Purpose:

The role holder may manage a large design team. They work at senior management level to define and deliver major technical projects/strategies/architectures, demonstrating an understanding of the customers' business and commercial issues and contribute key insights. Responsible for the design and communication of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs.

Key Skills:

*Tangible feedback from customers and/or sales that major technical project definitions have influenced investment decisions. Regularly has technical strategies, architectures and proposals, incorporating trade-offs from the original specification, accepted by the relevant Business Approval review, without any requirement for significant proposal changes.

* Authors design and test documents for large, complex solution developments, incorporating strategic level risks and remedies and manages a large design team to achieve documented handover criteria.

* Can evidence a leading role in the development of new offerings.

* Documented feedback, from customers and/or sales, that IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of the customers' business have been developed as a result of working with the customer to understand their business strategy.

* Authors high level design documents for major solutions, managing design requirements and implementation teams and maintains an audit trail for an effective design control process.

* Delivers presentations and "white papers" on the impact of emerging technologies to senior customer and the client's business representatives.

* Regular contribution to, and user of, company knowledge repositories and events.

Key Accountabilities:

* Authority. Defines major technical projects for customers or the client, influencing their view of acceptable investment level. Determines strategies, architectures and proposals.

* Shapes technical proposals to be acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs.

* Cost and risk. May manage a large design team, defining the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, and identifying strategic level risks and remedies.

* Influence. Determines the approach to whole classes of business, leading and influencing others in the development of new offerings.

* Business development. Works with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business.

* Requirements and design. Manages a team to agree customer requirements and produce the design, setting high level criteria for the design of major solutions and exercising design control over the implementation.

* Thought leadership. Communicates the impact of emerging technologies on customer and the client's business to senior level customers and the client's businesses.

* Knowledge re-use. Shares knowledge with colleagues and makes useful additions to the client's knowledge

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