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Solution Architect - OSS

Job Title: Solution Architect - OSS
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: WM/SA/OSS_1606576067
Contact Name: Warren Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Solution Architect - OSS

Reading - Remote/Flexible working



  • As Solution Architect you be accountable for the creation and maintenance of Service Designs for our end to end technical services, to meet business and operational requirement, in line with the Service Roadmap. Working closely with the Service Owners, business stakeholders, Strategy, Delivery and Operational partners you`ll ensure all requirements are captured and understood, and these are translated into service designs that enable our delivery and operational partner to bring the services to life for our customers.
  • The role will focus on leading the design of technical services or complex multi environment projects and supporting these throughout the delivery lifecycle. The role is critical in ensuring that the service designs deliver the business outcomes and align with the architectural standards from Strategy. You take end to end ownership for the definition of the technical solutions, providing the overarching documentation to lead the engagement with our delivery partners, to deliver the business outcomes.
  • You bring an Innovative mindset, and be able to work across all technology areas.


  • Defining and maintaining the architecture, domain roadmap to underpin technology and business strategy and outcomes
  • Elicitation, validation, and documentation of the refined functional and non-functional requirements from Business Stakeholders.
  • Development and documentation of flexible, scalable, cost effective and reliable end-to-end technical service designs, solution architecture, solving end-to-end design challenges that have significant interaction between multiple systems or domains.
  • Acting as a contact point for resolution of requirement and design issues, driving the design decision-making process by articulating options and implications, ensuring the design is appropriate, flexible and robust.
  • Work alongside cross-functional delivery teams including partners and vendors to support delivery throughout the delivery lifecycle and ensure solutions are delivered into production on time and meet the operational acceptance criteria.


Essential criteria

  • Experience in defining and governing the architecture, domain roadmap to underpin technology and business strategy and outcomes.
  • In depth understanding of OSS architecture, solution design and delivery.
  • Experience of working on complex projects across multiple domains as a technical lead with responsibility for the end to end design
  • Experience of requirements gathering of creating solution or service designs in an IT or network area.
  • Strong analysis skills both business and technical.
  • Experience of estimating effort and duration of delivering Service Designs.
  • The ability and adaptability to identify and describe complex technical solutions and challenges to technical and non-technical stakeholders in terms suitable for the target audience

Desirable criteria

  • TOGAF and/or TMF (TAM, SID or eTOM) certification or practical experience.
  • Knowledge of ITIL or similar frameworks for delivery into Operational environments.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management

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