Infrastructure Solutions Architect.

Job Type Permanent
Salary Circa £95,000 + 20% Bonus
Reference 33723

The Solutions Architect will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing and maintaining the wider Enterprise Architecture

This role will define and deliver the Solutions architecture adhering to the defined enterprise vision, principles and standards. The role is responsible for owning and managing the production of High-level solution designs for internally and externally delivered projects ensuring that the solutions meet business requirements. The role will play a key role within Architecture governance ensuring that solutions comply with security measures in order to protect the core assets of the business,

The role reports into the Enterprise Architecture Lead and is a key member of the  IT Design Authority with accountability for delivering world-class end-to-end service to both an internal and external customer base.

Key Responsibilities

The Solution Architecture role is accountable for the following activities, and others which may arise through the development of the role:

  • Support the Enterprise Architecture Lead in undertaking reviews of the existing IT systems and tools in the  estate, you will be expected to recommend optimisation and rationalisation activities to improve the effectiveness of the corporate architecture.
  • Work with Project Managers and Business Analysts throughout the project lifecycle to develop requirements, identify solution and delivery options as well as managing the creation and delivery of architecture artefacts e.g. High-Level Solution designs, solution cost models
  • Develop and maintain key architecture models such as application, infrastructure, data, service and business models within the Enterprise Architecture tool
  • As a proactive member of the architecture team promote the use and understanding of architecture best practice within IT and the wider business
  • Working with business and IT colleagues to understand the impacts of change and the consequential relationships with business, systems, service or data models  

Work with other members of this team to ensure great customer service, a push for continuous improvement across the team and the support the move to a global operating model.

As a member of the  IT community you will be responsible for demonstrating the core values of the company and will demonstrate and encourage the behaviours that are expected from a world-class IT organisation.

Success Criteria

To be successful in the role, you will have extensive experience of the following:

  • Working with Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF/BIZBOK), modelling languages (UML/ArchiMate/BPMN)
  • Working within IT service delivery frameworks such ITIL and project methodologies such as Prince2/PMP/Agile/SAFE
  • Working within retail management and gambling or financial service companies in a similar position
  • A true multi-disciplinary background within Architecture with expert knowledge of at least 1 and good awareness of the following Applications, Data, Infrastructure, Business, Service and Security architecture
  • Technical experience of (amongst others) Microsoft Azure and AWS, MuleSoft AnyPoint, CMS and DAM systems, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Enterprise Workflow Solutions, Azure Data Services, Big Data Platforms, App Containerization, IDAM, PAAS, SAAS
  • Defining and maintaining the delivery of business process, technology and data models using Enterprise Architecture tools
  • Experience of SAP R3 ERP to SAP 4/Hana cloud migrations and transformations would be a strong advantage
  • Managing solution definition across multiple, concurrent projects
  • Good understanding of mobile app and web site development
  • Experience in working with multiple delivery partners across a complex delivery programme
  • Requirements definition and management throughout the delivery lifecycle
  • Experience of creating a narrative and being able to communicate complicated technology change stories in an effective manner.
  • Excellent communication skills. Expert in influencing and motivating individuals and teams and used to operating up and down a multi-tiered management structure.
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