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Solution Architect

Job Title: Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London, London
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: perm
REF: PP/CK/SolutionArchit_1611317125
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email: caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Solution Architect - Azure

Permanent

I have an exciting opportunity to work as a Solution Architect for a company with a fantastic office and working environment who are currently undergoing a major business transformation, underpinned by significant investment in their technology.

Responsibilities of the Solution Architect include:

  • Translating the overall Enterprise Architecture into solution specific architecture definitions and designs, thereby allowing the Enterprise Architecture vision to be realised
  • Solution architecture deliverables will span across Applications, Integration, Data and Infrastructure
  • The role will be part of the governance and review process assisting colleagues by creating/providing policies and patterns which will help inform the design and development processes
  • The role will also be part of designing and ensuring our strategic roadmap and all architectural standards for the organisation
  • The role uses the overall Enterprise Architecture approach together with technology trends/direction, industry insight and business understanding to create solution approaches, architecture definitions and solution designs

Technology Strategy

  • Assist in developing our Technology Strategy by developing roadmaps, diagrams and artefacts that feed into the overall strategy

Architecture

  • Input into and adoption of architectural policies, patterns and standards for all architectural domains: Business, Information, Integration, Application and Infrastructure
  • Maintain applicable Architecture Building Blocks and catalogues and ensure that other appropriate parties are updating and maintaining the documentation
  • Input and use of appropriate templates for teams to document their designs in a consistent fashion and ensuring that knowledge sharing is performed
  • Create solution roadmaps and work with the business to define and agree implementation approaches for these roadmaps
  • Assist in strategic planning and budgeting where applicable to the Technology Strategy
  • Create conceptual, logical design and physical designs for projects and review the realisation of these by development teams
  • Work with information security architect and other technical specialists to incorporate all domains and technical aspects into designs and solution roadmaps
  • Raise appropriate risks and maintain technical debt register which are regularly reviewed by TDA

Vendor, partner and contract management

  • Assist the Enterprise Architect with technical due diligence on new technology contracts
  • Assist in reviewing existing supplier offerings and where they fit on our strategic roadmaps

The successful Solution Architect will have:

  • Solid technical background in at least one architectural domain with good knowledge across the others
  • Proven track record of delivery and working across all technology domains
  • Solution architecture leader across Applications, Integration, Data and Infrastructure
  • Stakeholder management and influencing with all levels from C-suite minus 1 level to operators
  • Commercial understanding
  • Track record of technology change delivery
  • Innovation for business outcomes
  • Good understanding of applying security by design principles and patterns

Desirable:

  • Data and Business process modelling

To apply for the Solution Architect please send your CV to caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com

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