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Developer / Solutions Architect / Software Solutions

  • Salary: Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Sector: Network Design
  • Date posted: 01/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382218A

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Solutions Architect

Nottingham - £28,895 - £33,229 + Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity with one of our high profile government clients based in Nottingham. They have one of largest IT estates in the UK that is engaged with by millions of customers each year.

As a result of ongoing growth, our client is looking to modernise all their services. They have multiple large projects underway across MOT, testing & inspections and general compliance. This position will sit within the digital MOT team reporting directly to the senior solutions architect.

You will be responsible for defining technical strategies, policies and standards whilst providing advice on technical aspects of systems development and integration. You will ensure you meet the standards of the DVSA whilst delivering value for money.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support the senior solutions architect and head of function in the development and delivery of roadmaps for physical and logical solutions within the Common Application Function framework.
  • Understand and contribute to reference architectures and patters and socialise these throughout the agency.
  • Ensure that applications fit DVSA's business strategies and deliver benefits outlined in the business case.
  • Produce solutions architecture artefacts such as Solutions Architecture Blueprints, Solutions Options Papers, Architectural Patterns, Interface Specifications and Impact Assessments
  • Use appropriate resources (such as Gartner) to ensure that there is a chain of evidence to support solution recommendations
  • Create and maintain good relationships with Business Relationships Mangers, Business Analysts, Service Managers, Information Assurance and Product Owners to enable Solutions Architecture to have the engagement and influence that it needs across the business

Experience required:

  • Solutions architecture, Senior Developer, Senior Analyst or Jnr Architect role must have been held for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Experience of code development and or design in an enterprise class language e.g. Java or a variant of .net
  • Experience of working with Service Deliver Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, DBAs on complex problem solving and solutions development
  • Producing high quality written and visual material to communicate complex concepts ideas and designs to technical and non-technical audiences

This is a great opportunity to work for a leading government organisation that encourages continual professional and personal growth along with extensive career development. With this being such an important time for the DVSA it is essential that you are a flexible, confident and proactive individual.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply please send through an updated copy of your CV and contact number through to Jack Devlin at Experis by following the link provided. Alternatively you can contact me directly on 0161 924 3689 or

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