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Data Solution Designer

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  • Salary: £400 - £420 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 20/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383589A

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Role: Data Solution Designer
Location: Northampton
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 months + extensions

Overall purpose of role

  • Responsible for creating technology solutions to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures
  • Working with the relevant Project Manager, Lead Solutions Designer, or Technology Partner - responsible for ensuring that the outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the original solution
  • Provide ad-hoc consultancy as required to the business on technical matters

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for creating technology solutions, and stage 0 costs, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate.
  • Adding clarity to business requirements; challenges business requirements and demands to ensure high quality candidate solutions are created
  • Identifying common or duplicative needs across SBU, Cluster & GTIS
  • Thinks outside of the box to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather than just responding to a pre-defined request,
  • Works with project managers and Global Technology Sourcing to advise on supplier and cost options, and to ensure that the validity of the overall solution is fully represented and considered in any RFI/RFPs process, or in the creation and evaluation of proof of concept solutions
  • Working with the relevant project manager and Lead Solutions Architect, responsible for ensuring that the outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the original solution specified. This will be achieved by reviewing project design artefacts (e.g. Stage 1) and the impact of significant change requests.
  • Able to rationalise between different solution options in a complex environment and define pros and cons based on a driving forces from a commercial, operational and technology viewpoint.

Person Specification

  • Presents a positive, professional, constructive image to customers and suppliers alike.
  • Working with peer group in the business, can identify customer satisfaction gaps through regular communication.
  • Able to work with Lead Solutions Architect and Lead Technology partner to represent department to senior business stakeholders.
  • Able to create fit for purpose technology solutions which address the combined challenges of meeting business needs & being deliverable within reasonable time and budgetary constraints
  • Familiar with integration and implementation issues and their architectural implications.
  • Excellent understanding of best practice architectural and design methods.
  • An in-depth knowledge and expertise of one or more specific technical platforms
  • Can describe existing technology infrastructure across all major functions / departments and has a comprehensive grasp of emerging technologies.
  • Has a working knowledge of the key issues in implementing secure systems.

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