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Solutions Architect (SC cleared / Azure)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £480 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Solution Architect required by our Leading client in London.

We are looking for a Security Cleared Candidate or a candidate willing to be put through this clearance before starting.

Cloud / Azure / PaaS / Agile / Bi / Cloud Security

50% onsite / 50% remote

You will be working as part of the distributed central client team containing a mixture or architecture, data and delivery resources. The Solution Architect will replace an existing external resource working client side as soon as they are on-board though a period of dual running is expected to allow for a smooth handover. You will be joining the project in flight around the same time as the mobilisation of large numbers of delivery resources. You will inherit a high-level approved enterprise solution design which suppliers will dock into and deliver against.

Take responsibility for the solution design architecture and working with a variety of suppliers and business leads to ensure that these meet the business requirements.

You will report to the Product Owner and project manager and be expected to attend virtual meetings as standard. Some visits to other users and organisations may be required.

  • A typical working day is 9 am - 5 pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the A Solution architect is needed to actively develop technical designs and approaches in support of the SARs IT Transformation and to ensure alignment with the overall enterprise approach, proposed solution design and supplier delivery obligations.
  • You will augment the existing project team of Enterprise Architect, DevSecOps Architect, UX Designer, Project Manager, Ways of Working Coach, Product Owner, Digital Delivery Lead, Project Business Analysts and the Project Security Consultant
  • Your primary aim is to maintain overall design coherence and oversight of the technical approach.
  • Oversee the evolving supplier designs for technical solutions for the SARs IT Transformation scope that align to NCA architectural principles and standards.
  • Deliver strategies, roadmaps, blueprints and design patterns for the SARs IT Transformation project for implementation at Official Sensitive in the NCA's Azure architecture.
  • Liaise with the Enterprise Design Authority to ensure that solution elements and technical architectures conform to defined NCA architectural principles and practices.
  • Develop work packages for technical and engineering staff (internal and within the supply chain) to deliver the agreed design if gaps are identified.
  • Work with the Enterprise Design Authority team to create clear and cohesive architecture roadmaps.
  • Assist in related technology discussions, with key external stakeholders and partners including but not limited to Microsoft, Cancom and other relevant suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers to deliver high-quality artefacts and documentation to support NCA design governance using System Design Reviews (SDR) aligned to the EASE (Enterprise Architecture System Engineering) framework.
  • Solution Architect to support activities to confirm the Cloud Platform is ready for the new cloud native solution design.

Skills required

  • Stakeholder management
  • Microsoft Azure incl. PaaS
  • Technical design documentation
  • Strong experience of working with the business, relating technical concepts to non-technical user groups
  • Legacy -> Cloud application transformation
  • Cloud infrastructure and operations
  • Cloud network security
  • Agile technology delivery experience
  • Security accreditation processes
  • Cloud data migration approaches
  • Analytics / BI
  • Functional requirements analysis
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams and/or suppliers in agile delivery across all phases of service development through to business as usual
  • Anti-money Laundering / KYC expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government information security standards including privacy legislation e.g. MOPI.
  • Any other Financial services data architecture experience.
  • Microsoft CosmosDB experience.
  • Experience working in a "just enough architecture" environment.
  • Experience in the management of ICT staff including technical specialists, external contracts and consultants.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within organisations during their transition from Waterfall to Agile.
  • Managing and releasing production applications into Microsoft Azure.
  • The ability to manage internal or external suppliers to ensure successful delivery of products and services required by the business.
  • Expertise in Agile delivery and Waterfall and organisations transitioning to Agile.
  • Experience of complex governance in a large organisation.
  • Ability to engage and influence at senior levels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government information security standards.
  • Experience working in a "just enough architecture" environment.

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