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Solution Architect

  • Salary: £47000 - £57999 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Support
  • Date posted: 18/07/2017
  • Job reference: J369601A

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Solution Architect

We are actively looking to secure an enthusiastic and conscientious Solution Architect to join Experis.

Job Purpose

Solution Architects are responsible, working as a collective within an architectural community, for defining the appropriate reference architecture to support the implementation of the aspirations of the enterprise architecture.

Based on a platform approach, solution architects will be responsible for identifying all of the components, services and non functional requirements to ensure that we are able to translate the conceptual solution architecture into reality.

Solution Architects require an excellent knowledge of modern IT solutions and the underpinning solution architectures, gained through current, hands on involvement in developing real-world systems. This should be based on a SOA / Micro Services approach and through the implementation of digital transformational projects.

In addition to sound technical skills, solution architects must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work closely with both technical and business individuals, directing and influencing them in how to develop their business processes, project delivery and technical implementation.

Responsibilities include

  • Develop an overarching reference architecture which considers all of the necessary components.

  • Investigate and introduce new technologies which will be required to implement the requirements of the reference architecture.

  • Working with specific project teams, develop specific solution architectures for the scope of the project, taking into consideration user needs, re-use, data management, resilience, performance, scalability and security in a service orientated approach.

  • Co-ordinate and work across projects to manage the interfaces between platforms and products in the architecture.

  • Develop and maintain the appropriate documentation required to describe the solution architecture at both an enterprise and solution level.

  • Work with Information Assurance / Security Architects to ensure that solutions defined meet the security standards, and non functional requirements in this area are effectively defined and implemented.

  • Act as the technical design authority in project delivery, working with technical leads to ensure that the requirements of the solution architecture are implemented in full, and that dependencies are managed.

  • Undertake information gathering and scene setting meetings with other departments, evaluate technical proposals from external suppliers, and make implementation recommendations to senior stakeholders.

  • Supporting members of development teams in breaking down complex problems and identifying steps towards solutions.

  • Participate in the architecture community to refine and develop the IT and data roadmaps and strategies.

Essential skills/Knowledge

  • Service Design
  • Service Integration
  • Data
  • Research & Development
  • Standards
  • Security & Risk
  • Vendor Engagement
  • Assurance