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Senior Solution Architect - Software/Applications

Code IT Recruitment Ltd

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by Code IT Recruitment Ltd

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£90k - £90k Annual

Senior Solution Architect - Software/Applications

Job Description

Solution Architect, reporting into a Lead Architect within the Technology Architecture team. The Technology Architecture team is responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise architecture practise that supports the Technology directorate.

As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing architectural artefacts that support the Technology Architecture team, including baseline and target architectures, developing architecture building blocks, technical reference models and design patterns.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the architecture repository.
  • Ensuring artefacts are governed and maintained.
  • Taking on a leading role on business and IT programmes and projects, understanding requirements and developing solutions that deliver against requirements in alignment with strategy and the delivery framework.
  • Production of design artefacts (level 0, level 1), ensuring approval through relevant governance forums.
  • A Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for a domain within the Enterprise Architecture with a focus on developing the associated architecture and application treatment plans.
  • Translating the business strategic plans and requirements into supporting enterprise-wide technology strategies.
  • Understanding the technology estate, the strategic direction, and developing supporting roadmaps with a focus on re-use, rationalisation, simplification and decommissioning.
  • Developing and maintaining a stakeholder map that covers all deliverables, ensuring engagement and buy in for all architectural outputs.
  • Providing measures to evidence stakeholder management effectiveness.
  • Being a technology ambassador, representing architecture and Technology at governance forums, and being an advocate for the solutions, strategies and roadmaps produced by the team.
  • Identifying and driving technology innovation across the organisation.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in IT architecture, including application of architecture principles to IT solution design.
  • Understanding of cloud based services and their exploitation relating to data for IT Solutions.
  • Proven track record of defining, implementing and driving technical change through innovation, architectural evolution, simplification, and capability exploitation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including articulating solutions for senior stakeholders and presenting designs to governance forums.
  • Stakeholder management experience and awareness of stakeholder expectations.
  • Strategic thinking, including the ability to research and provide summarised results and recommendations.
  • Good general knowledge of IT and technology solutions.
  • Working knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice.
  • Ability to adapt and prioritise.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.
  • Self-managing, self-motivated.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of supporting architectural design and governance within agile delivery models
  • Working with external partners on large scale technology delivery programmes
  • Experience working within an architectural framework (eg TOGAF, Zachman).
  • Enterprise Architecture Skills: - technical reference model development, building block design, applications and role design, systems integration, etc.
  • Broader expertise of technologies and applications outside of BI eg Integration, ERP, CRM, Online.
  • Experience of working in a Large Enterprise or FTSE 100 organisation.

Reference: 1737081261

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