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AWS/Azure Solution Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 10/05/2017
  • Job reference: J366081A

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Solution Architect

Telford ideally


Initial 6 months

The Infrastructure Solutions Architect is accountable for the base line and target infrastructure architecture definition and strategy across the Case Management Delivery Group. This includes the creation, management and socialisation of technology standards and reference artefacts within Case Management Delivery Group, and ensuring alignment to wider the client's technology policies.


  • You will document the baseline infrastructure architecture, including reference to the relevant business, information and technology domain components;
  • You will engage with project teams to define the technology architecture components of a solution, provide ongoing assurance of technology solutions through to delivery;
  • You will elicit the NFR's in collaboration with Business analysts and design the systems accordingly;
  • You will define, document and communicate the technology roadmaps and all major transition states;
  • You will effectively apply the IT strategy and architecture principles to ensure they are achieved through delivery of the roadmap;
  • You will liaise with vendors and industry advisors to understand the available market offerings, product features, future roadmaps and how they map to the target technology architecture and roadmap to guide the right decisions and maximum value from investments and relationships;
  • You will maintain and communicate the technology roadmaps, covering lifecycle planning, capacity planning, obsolescence, availability of support, major version upgrades and vendor roadmaps

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

  • Significant experience as an Infrastructure Architect, or Solution Architect, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect or equivalent role
  • Extended experience in at least two IT disciplines (such as business analysis, application development, middleware, information analysis, technical architecture, service delivery);
  • Experience designing and engineering technology, in particular mission critical infrastructure in complex environments;
  • Experience leading a technical subject area within a significant transformation programme through to successful delivery;
  • Experience influencing business stakeholders and communicating complex ideas and solution options in a simple and resonant way in order to gain buy-in and commitment;
  • Experience proactively driving the definition of infrastructure architecture and enterprise-level architectures, the roadmaps and programmes to deliver them and mobilisation of the necessary projects;
  • Experience in supporting project delivery involving both in-house and third-party design, development, testing and project management;
  • Experience of different delivery lifecycles and service delivery methods will be beneficial, e.g. RUP, Agile, TDD, Waterfall, Prince2, ITIL and similar;
  • Practical knowledge of TOGAF and ZACHMAN frameworks.

Desirable Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

  • Experience of working with Pega and/or Documentum in an agile environment.
  • Understanding of Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Experience of migrating to Cloud/Virtual environments

CV's must be submitted in the first instance. Giovanna Neophytou

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