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IT Architect - Sweden - Long Term Contract

Gazelle Global Consulting

Posted on Feb 13, 2021 by Gazelle Global Consulting

Not Specified, Sweden
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The IS/IT Architect should focus on the decisions behind why certain models and artefacts are produced and why a particular solution is selected for a specific need, more than the actual models and artefacts produced. To prepare these decisions, the Architect needs to balance Process & IT strategies, policies, time-to-market, operating cost, market/technology trends, opportunities for further development, competitor solution of choice and more. The Architect should also contribute to a learning organisation by coaching, giving trainings and learning from experience.


  • Manage the technical quality aspects of an IT solution

  • Deliver an architecture in accordance to the EA framework that:

  • follow target architecture

  • meet architectural principles

  • comply with strategies and policies

  • support process & solution roadmaps

  • Create architectural description including reasons for architectural decisions and considerations

  • Ensure that the designed solution supports business policies, strategy and stakeholders' concerns

  • Suggest alternative solutions and point out deficiencies related to quality requirements

  • Secure the right technical competence for the resources

  • Contribute to the initial assessment of the feasibility of business requirements

  • Identify influencing factors for the solution (eg communication mechanisms, process life cycles, concurrency requirements, security)

  • Explain and communicate architectural decisions to stakeholders

  • Ensure a solid architecture even in heterogeneous IT Solution

  • Participate in reviews of architecture concepts and solutions, for example on behalf of the project office

  • Take the role as Lead Architect of projects

  • Design and maintain architecture views, models and target architectures.

  • Secure horizontal and vertical consistency across the layers of the enterprise architecture pyramid from a Volvo group perspective

  • Support reduction of complexity in business processes, information, applications, integration and infrastructure

  • Be a part of critical and/or strategic projects as well as prioritized projects and be prepared to be considered for these projects

  • Lead competence networks and communities both locally and globally

  • Contribute in the IT methodology area and sharing knowledge through presentations on conferences, seminars, networks, etc.

  • Take the role as EA Certifier of projects

  • Have strong leadership qualities, including open and frequent communications at all levels of the organization

  • Collaborate effectively with other Architects to solve cross solutions problem spanning their respective areas and resolve technological disagreement with informed, rational solutions

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise on request

  • Lead and foster the development of high performing technical teams

  • Key contributor on products, services and/or infrastructure strategies that require complex or advanced conceptualization

  • Make strategic technology choices, directly supervising the quality of designs and implementation inside and between components

  • Work with improvements, by participation in the development, of the architectural principles, processes and standards

  • Influence, identify and support recruitment of technical leaders into the organization to ensure the appropriate levels of quality on architecture(s)

  • Perform validation and approval of Architecture artefacts

  • Resolve cross-processes and cross-portfolio architectural concerns

  • Secure and support the overall architectural quality

  • Participate in the assessment board for Architects

  • Up to date with the current IT market and business trends across platforms and/or processes

  • Break down the strategic objectives to requirements on the solution portfolio and target architecture

  • Good platform independence (Broad technical skills needed)

  • Act as an Architect's leader

  • Take the role as EA Reviewer of projects

  • Lead and plan architectural changes and transformation roadmaps

  • Provide strategic & architectural direction to solve customer's business problems

Reference: 1095004429

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