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Solution Architect

  • Salary: £500 - £540 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 19/11/2018
  • Job reference: J392123A

Role: Solution Architect
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Livingston
Duration: 3 months

Key Responsibilities:

You will be accountable for the definition of solution designs which balance the needs of the business with the evolution of the technical landscape by:

  • Creating and delivering innovative end-to-end solution designs that meet the requirements of the sponsor while maintaining the overall integrity of the Technology systems estate.
  • Assisting delivery teams in aligning to the overall solution architecture and adjusting the architecture as needed in the face of changes to requirements through to product launch.
  • Working with delivery teams in developing solutions that are secure, highly responsive, scalable, highly available, and resilient in the face of failure of dependent components and systems.
  • Ensuring solution designs align with prevailing Technology strategy, and the relevant technology and corporate policies (such as security, data management and retention, PCI, etc.).
  • Ensuring Architecture Repository and associated artefacts are accurate.

The main focus of your work will be in support of Customer Management, which is a core part of the UK Technology organisation. The Customer Management area has responsibility for Sales and Support to Customers, using a wide variety of application components - the responsibility of this role is to design how these components operate together, and how they integrate with the other capabilities outside the Customer Management platform.

Technical Leadership:

  • Providing expertise on open source tools and systems.
  • Identifying the key technologies, components and practices that deliver value to the client.
  • Delivering strategic technologies and best practices to help spread acceptance within the delivery teams.
  • Supporting the definition of guidelines for architecture and solutions design within the department and helping projects to deliver within those guidelines.
  • Participating as subject matter expert on internal working groups and forums as requested; and also representing the client in technology, standards and professional forums as appropriate.
  • Maintaining your own personal skills and knowledge in the field of software architecture and design.

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