IT Solution Architect

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    about 1 month ago

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    Undisclosed Company

IT Solution Architect

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Their teams make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

As the organisation continues to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join. The formula for success is an appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining a market-leading company offers an opportunity to work on cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working here is more than just a job - many of the projects you will work on are of national importance and everything is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of customers.

The Role

In the role of IT Solution Architect, you will support the business change during the full life cycle of a service, working with IT colleagues and the wider business to understand scope and needs. A key responsibility will be to provide high-level and detailed designs for IT services based on approved policies and road-maps, including oversight and technical assurance for services during delivery.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Stakeholder management: Being a trusted advisor in any project.
  • Work with Business Analysts to ensure that the Business Requirements and processes of a Service are documented, ensuring alignment during Solution development and into Production.
  • Strong security focus is required for all solutions.
  • Defining and articulating complex solutions for large scale / high impact projects, including business, application, data and infrastructure impacts along with testing and implementation considerations through defined design & approval process.
  • Team player in a multi-disciplinary team of application, data and infrastructure professionals to implement a solution, including those distributed across geographical boundaries.
  • Provide trusted consultation within the business and its subsidiaries projects and service development initiatives in defining or designing processes and functions, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer requirements.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

  • Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas including the detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.
  • Supports business change programmes in the preparation of scoping, technical plans, strategies, policies & standards, cooperating with the business assurance and project staff to ensure end-to-end delivery of a project.
  • Takes the time and responsibility to understand client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolutions, performing risk and gap analysis as necessary to identify, evaluate and recommends options. Collaborates with stakeholder groups in seeking to fully address client needs by ensuring that proposed solutions are properly understood and appropriately exploited.
  • Can articulate clearly between the business and technical views presenting the right information for the audience.
  • Can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of specific technical domains and provides expert advice regarding their application. Can supervise specialist technical consultancy. The knowledge can be any aspect of information or communication technology: Process, Data and Application, Infrastructure or Networks and Security.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Either Degree qualified or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years' experience building IT solutions
  • Experience in designing secure solutions for IT environment.
  • Relevant domain level certification such as TOGAF, DODAF, CCDP / CCIE, MCSE, OSCP, LPIC-3 etc. or equivalent providing evidence of knowledge and capabilities.
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