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Lead Solutions Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 11/07/2018
  • Job reference: J389505A

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Lead Solutions Architect


6 months



This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile public sectors Messaging Delivery Group where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of the client.

This is a unique challenge for an experienced Lead Solutions Architect to manage the clients Messaging Domain during a time of significant change and transformation as they drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role as the interface between the development teams and senior stakeholders within the Messaging Delivery Group and their wider Architecture function.

Role Requirements

The Lead Solutions Architect is responsible for maintaining and enhancing our Messaging technology roadmap working closely with scrum teams to ensure alignment with wider Platform Architecture Blueprints, architecture specifications and their standards. This will contribute to the client's end state architecture, their current state and the transition roadmaps.

The Lead Solutions Architect will work with the client's business areas to understand and shape their requirements and also work closely with a wide supplier base developing Solutions Architectures and Solution Designs that support business aims. This is a demanding role with the successful candidate working across the Messaging and additional sub domains and enabling successful delivery.

As part of the Messaging Delivery Group leadership team this role will engage at a strategic level with involvement in setting organisational objectives, influencing policy, and leading on technical and business change. It will also play a key role in ensuring that they develop and maintain a strong IT Architecture capability by empowering, supporting and developing staff to achieve the highest performance standards.

Essential Experience

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience

  • Experience of developing large scale Solution Architectures and Solution Designs in the areas of reusable enterprise integration, Middleware and Messaging that support and deliver both short term and long term aims
  • Demonstrable experience of driving and delivering technological change against a background of organisational transformation
  • Deep understanding of and ability to provide subject matter expertise on SOA design patterns, integration Middleware, Messaging and API design and management;
  • Ability to engage and lead discussions including product selection and solution design.
  • Proven experience in developing Technical Capability within an organisation. Including empowering, supporting and developing staff to achieve the highest performance standards

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban
  • Environment virtualisation, deployment and testing automation;
  • Micro Service Architectures design / development;
  • Either have or work to achieve professional IT qualifications such as TOGAF or CITP
  • Release and configuration management

Suitable candidates should submit in the first instance.

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