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Solution Architect

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Solutions Architect - Up to £95k

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for several Solutions Architects to join our IT & Networks business on a permanent basis. Successful candidates will be responsible for designing end-to-end solutions and providing governance for the overall design in conjunction with delivery partners.

What you will do in the Solutions Architect role:

  • For the governance and design of a complete solution from inception through delivery to handover.
  • To work with Business Architects and Analysts to ensure what is proposed is both fit for purpose and meets the core business needs.
  • To direct a number of other Technical Design, Application and Network & Communications Architects during the design and delivery phase.
  • To assist with the coordination of other technical SMEs to support the delivery and implementation phases of a programme or project.
  • To understand the challenges and complexities that exists within each stream or area of a programme and be able to integrate these activities.
  • Promote co-operation and facilitate coordination of all technical and non-technical streams within a programme to achieve the successful delivery of an integrated solution.
  • Be an excellent communicator and comfortable at explaining and presenting both solutions and rationale for decision making to a technical and non-technical audience via documentation and presentations.
  • Provide consultancy to determine and understand the dependencies that exist between technical and non-technical components across streams.
  • Support the project / programme manager/Director in understanding the risks, dependencies and issues that exist and the impact that these may have on the project / programme.
  • Understand what the project / programme will deliver from a business and benefits perspective and to advise on areas where this in not congruent with the proposed solution.
  • Leverage and influence change programmes to develop and enhance the relevant standards, policies and guidelines whilst driving adoption of standards.
  • Be an active team member of the wider Solutions & Assurance team and support colleagues through collaborative transparent peer reviews, audits, standards compliance checks and due diligence as required

Key skills and experience for the Solutions Architect:

  • Proven Solution Architecture experience
  • Educated to degree level, higher degree desirable.
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of solution areas such as transformation and migration, security, business analysis, applications, integration and infrastructure, service management, including trends in the current marketplace and understands how these interact to arrive at a solution.
  • Expert in using architectural principles and frameworks.
  • Significant experience of adopting and enforcing governance and assurance methods
  • Experience of designing & implementing solutions as part of multi-stream change programmes.
  • Experience of IOT (reporting, analytics and middleware)
  • Experience of big systems, eg: ERP, Ellipse Asset Management or similar
  • Experience in Azure reporting and analytics (multiple IoT sources, Data Warehouse, Big Data, Machine Learning, etc)
  • Working in an IT Outsource environment involved in transition of new customers.
  • Working on the transformation of the IT estate into target architecture. In particular Desktop refresh transformation programmes involving Windows 7, App-v, SCCM 2012 and virtualisation of server infrastructure.
  • Working in large change programmes in a leadership role involving key integration of some of the leading technology supplier and their products (e.g. Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Cisco, SAP, Google etc.).
  • Familiar with business and technical concepts such as business process design, modelling languages such as UML, service management, applications, servers, networks and security (both technical and process).
  • Leads the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external, and internal customers. Takes full responsibility for the balance between functional, service quality and systems management requirements within a significant area of the organisation.
  • Controls system design practice within an enterprise or industry architecture. Influences industry-based models for the development of new technology applications. Develops effective implementation and procurement strategies, consistent with business needs.
  • The production of network designs and design policies, strategies, architectures and documentation, covering voice, data, text, e-mail, facsimile and image, to support business requirements and strategy.

If you are interested in the role and would like to be considered, please send me a copy of your updated CV via the link below for immediate consideration.

Solutions Architect - Up to £95k

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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