Solution Architect

  • Category
    Architect roles - Solutions architect
  • Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
  • External Reference
    407442-A

Solutions Architect

Spring Technology are currently working in partnership with a leading organisation to recruit an experienced Solution Architect to join their Digital and Information Services team.

The Company
You will be reporting into the Head of Strategy & Solutions within the Digital and Information Service team and working alongside like-minded professionals including Technical Design Specialists who cover both applications and infrastructure disciplines. The team operates a flexible delivery model working with permanent staff, temporary contract staff and external partners and organisations to deliver innovation, change and deliver efficiency.

The Role
As a Solution Architect you will be providing input to the strategic direction of technology investments to assist in the development of the enterprise architecture and maximise the return on technology investment.

The Responsibilities
*Within the agreed enterprise architecture, assist the business in meeting their business objectives through consultancy, leading to the definition and design of technology solutions.
*Development and execution of Digital & Technology strategies.
*Solution design and implementation assurance as part of a diverse range of programmes and projects, to ensure that solutions are delivered and meet business requirements as expected.
*Working with a range of stakeholders to develop and promote principles, standards and patterns.
*Identify relevant opportunities for innovation, change and efficiency.
*Contribute to the specification and subsequent evaluation of supplier proposals on procurements.

The Requirements
*Understanding and application of Architecture models & Methodologies.
*Proven track record of delivery of Digital and Technology Strategies & associated principles & standards.
*Familiar with business & technology strategy & digital strategy frameworks, techniques & execution.
*Information architecture - interpret, use & apply to inform a range of business improvement activities particularly those involved in definition, design, development, enhancement & maintenance of IT Systems.
*Business skills / methods - Understanding of business knowledge / context, business case development, business strategies & goals , business process modelling, business capability mapping & planning, relationship management.
Technical skill sets in some or all of the following:
*Systems architecture & design, data exchange / management, Security & compliance, broad range of platform technologies - enterprise & consumer. Broad range of Infrastructure platforms (Network, RDBMS, Compute Inc. Cloud Platform Offerings (AWS, Azure). Broad range of application architectures (i.e. Integration / ESB, SOA, Business Intelligence). Broad range of data management architectures for data interchange, data modelling & integration. Digital, web & service based architecture - SOA / MVP / MVC, Cloud models (such IaaS, SaaS and PaaS).
*Specification, design and delivery of enterprise scale high level solution designs. Use of application architecture & integration patterns and software development methodologies.
*Researching and identification of current and emerging IT best practice.
*Interpersonal skills - Extensive interpersonal, communication & leadership skills including Planning, presentation & organising skills, customer & supplier negotiation, tender & purchase process.

Apply now for immediate consideration.
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