Solution Architect

Reading, Reading, England
Job Type:
Enterprise Applications
Job reference:
11 days ago

Solution Architect -Remote/Reading - 3 months +

Role: Solution Architect

Location: Remote/Reading

Duration: 3 Months +

Our client, a market leading multi-national energy and carbon provider are looking for a Solution Architect, to join them on a customer-based project based in Reading (Currently remote). The assignment is an initial 3-month contract and can offer a competitive daily rate via Umbrella

What is the Role

As a Senior Solution Architect, you'll be responsible for delivering Solution Architectures in line with business requirements, organisation and industry standards, and ensure these maintain integrity within the context of the relevant programme architecture.

A key part of your role will be to provide direction, guidance and solution validation, ensuring adherence to Architecture and Design standards and the Enterprise/Target Architecture, and to establish strong relationships with stakeholders by effectively managing expectations and inspiring confidence in delivery. You'll also perform a design authority role on our Digital portfolio, ensuring the detailed designs and solutions align to the Solution Architecture, managing and resolving any design issues as they arise.

What do I need?

  • Architect who has grown within waterfall
  • Know about technologies that can go back in time
  • Looking for 10 years exp
  • Dealt with legacy systems
  • Dealt with deep stack of architecture, not just about delivering architect design , looking for someone who is comfortable taking things up to a certain level of detail
  • File based integration
  • Networking skills
  • Confident talking about infrastructure
  • Cost consideration and licensing
  • Show some personal leadership - organise own time, set legal boundaries

Rather than a solely technical view, you'll deliver fully-rounded IT solution architectures for the business. This should be based on experience of a diverse range of technologies with the ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. You'll have a background in analysis and design ranging from high-level application architectures to detailed design of integration mechanisms (e.g.: file-based and API-based interfaces, message/file formats, volumetric and throughput considerations, data protection considerations etc.)

You'll already have experience applying architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, and working in a structured and methodical way including building and maintaining architecture baselines.

You'll demonstrate proven ability and experience in working with stakeholders at all levels, and in dealing with third parties, translating business needs into solution architecture requirements and options. Your approach to balancing long-term (strategic) and short-term implications of proposals and outcomes, will be pragmatic and you'll have significant experience in developing solution architectures and exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments. You'll find motivation not only in providing quality architectural input but also in supporting a large organisation on a journey to become lean, agile and providing cutting edge services to its customers.

Your ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including business sponsors, Business Transformation Leads, Relationship Managers and onshore and offshore delivery teams, is essential to this role.

You'll have a broad range of experience in IT architecture and ideally a good understanding of the Azure Cloud (AWS is also valued although Azure is preferable), and previous participation in, or running of, IT governance functions.

Finally, you'll be familiar with Event Driven Architectures and concrete understanding of:

  • Data modelling and data architecture design and implementation,
  • Documentation of solution (i.e. design patterns, application architecture, data modelling, etc.)
  • Cloud frameworks, structures and components
  • You will have had exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, and you will experience of delivering solutions through cloud environments.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

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