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Solutions Architect

  • Location: Central
  • Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Role Review

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Solution Architect who will be responsible for providing technical solutions to new and existing customers based.

The role will be responsible for owning the solution throughout the software development lifecycle as well as working with customers to describe the company's technology and capabilities positioning to both business and technical users.

Using business process and analysis skills you will assist to build a set of requirements in consultation with the customer or project team and then, working with development teams, you will produce high-level and functional designs. Documentation will be to a high standard, as will your communication skills.

Being able to explain functional and technical concepts to a non-technical audience is a key aspect of the role, together with an understanding of business needs and pressures in a commercial setting.

Understanding software development activities is key to this role. The successful candidate will be working on a variety of projects, implementing customer solutions using the latest development tools.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Create and own Solution Plans and support sales processes
  • Determine or support the gathering of technical and business requirements from clients and provide solutions in a professional manner and to agreed timeframes
  • Create internal design documentation describing functional and technical solutions
  • Interface with the implementation project team, articulating customer requirement, to ensure smooth transition from Requirements to Delivery
  • Take the lead in all solution and scope related project activities, working with groups of developers, to own the solution through the full end to end software development lifecycle
  • Feedback on issues with current products and provide input around new products
  • Working closely with developers and technical hardware and infrastructure experts to design and deliver the overall solution
  • Producing high quality written documentation
  • Consulting and educating the customer on delivered solution
  • Supporting the successful delivery of the overall project through knowledge transfer and by providing support to client staff for their elements of delivery and subsequent embedding of the solution

Essential Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of commercial software development experience
  • Experience in one or more phases of the system development project lifecycle including requirements gathering, assessment and documentation, , system and business analysis and functional design, testing, implementation and support
  • Experience in systems analysis and working between customers and technical staff to translate customer requirements into the most appropriate functional and technical solution.
  • Experience in production of specification documentation (e.g. requirements, functional specifications)
  • Knowledge of the development lifecycle and exposure to structured programming techniques, either in a development or design capacity.
  • Experience with GIS and spatial databases
  • Experience of solutions/platforms
  • Demonstrated experience of Java/JBOSS

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