|Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET||Salary: 49000 - 54000 GBP Per Annum, OTE|
|Sector: Technology||Job Type: Contract|
|Shift Type: N/A||Applications: 2|
|Posted: 17 days ago||Reference: 3099297|
£49,000 - £54,000
Civil Service benefits
The role of Solutions Architect involves working with business stakeholders, technology subject matter experts, IT architects and delivery teams to perform the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the development and implementation of enterprise aligned solution architecture designs and decisions.
Snapshot of expectations/deliverables
› Responsible and accountable for delivery of solution options, decisions, RAID logs, artefacts and deliverables.
› Responsible and accountable for the alignment with architectural direction, policy and standards.
› Responsible and accountable for reducing complexity, duplication, technical risk and technical debt.
› Responsible and accountable for defining supportable and cost effective solutions.
› Responsible and accountable for the assurance and design alignment of delivered solutions.
› Working with stakeholders, process owners, project managers, subject matter experts and delivery teams to seek feedback and improve the solution architecture process.
› Collaborate with IT colleagues and solution architects to improve the use of agile practices and end to end change process.
› Provide a consultancy capability to offer solution advice to project and non-project related change.
› Keep a watching brief of new technologies and innovations and highlight where these could be utilised to solve business and technical problems.
› Responsible for the creation and approval of reference architectures where enterprise level definitions are required to solve a business or technical problem.
The post holder will also encounter a variety of problems such as the communication of complex solutions to differing technical levels of stakeholders. Pressures to deliver strategic solutions within existing budgets, resourcing, skills sets and timelines and guiding the business in implementing enterprise solutions and promoting building block reuse
Mandatory Experience Required
› Experience of leading architecture designs, ensuring consistency with reusable components and requirements.
› Experience of applying appropriate standards, policies and frameworks to solution designs.
› Experience of delivering cross departmental solutions aligned with corporate objectives.
› Experience of delivering solution artefacts in line with the architecture framework.
› › Experience of integrating third party COTS and third party developed solutions into an existing architecture.
Desirable Experience Required
› Experience of working in the retail, digital media or printing manufacturing industry.
› Strong hands-on implementation skills in contemporary technologies and methodologies.
› Comfortable working at the detailed level in complex technical environments.
› Modelling processes, systems, data and infrastructure in UML and Archimate and or other modelling language using Sparx Enterprise Architect.
› Certification or a grounding knowledge of the TOGAF [The Open Group Architectural Framework v9.1].
› Knowledge of project \ programme delivery methodologies (e.g. PRINCE 2 \ MSP)
› Knowledge of agile delivery and agile architectural methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, DAD, SAFe)
› Experience of delivering solutions utilising workflow, orchestration (BPMS), Content Management systems (CMS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Customer Relationships Management (CRM), Digital product Manufacturing systems, COTS, SAP (ECC 6) and service oriented / event architecture design.
› Knowledge of GIS development and OGC Web Services.
› Experience of delivering solutions utilising the Microsoft or JAVA platform and development toolsets.
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