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Solutions Architect

  • Location:

    Glenrothes

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £80000 - £90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Adam Hood

  • Contact email:

    ahood@headresourcing.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH36569_1668774659

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-12-18

Summary of Role:

Head resourcing is looking for a solutions architect to proactively and holistically lead and support EA activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services. This role offers fully remote work aside from monthly office travel to the office in Glenrothes or Harlow, Essex.

Main Duties:

The Solutions Architect will demonstrate competencies across four key areas:

Translates Business Strategy and Requirements into Solutions Architecture

  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements.
  • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.

Leads Solutions Design and Analysis

  • Leads evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
  • Creates high level architectural designs to guide and contextualise solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).

Orchestrates Solutions Delivery

  • Designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance.
  • Defines the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.

Facilitates and Collaborates to Deliver Business Outcomes

  • Works closely with the program management office (PMO) or project management office to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle.
  • Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.

Candidate Requirements:

Essential:

  • Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.
  • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences and understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements
  • Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions
  • Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade others
  • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences
  • Ability to gain SC clearance

In return you will receive

  • A salary of up to £90k
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements.)

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