Solution Architect

Competitive • Permanent • IT Architecture

The Opportunity:


Our client is one of the world's most prominent consulting, technology and outsourcing companies and they are seeking the most talented and experienced Solution Architects to join their established Business and Technology practice. With an unrivalled Architecture heritage, the practice specialise in navigating their clients through the complexities that characterise large scale technology enabled transformation programmes.


Responsibilities:


Working with a variety of specialists across the practice, you will be responsible for a broad range of responsibilities across the entire IT lifecycle, from requirements analysis and bid input through to the design and subsequent delivery stages. Successful candidates will have a broad technical applications background, combined with the business acumen to manage various stakeholders and be involved in the commercial planning of a solution, including cost estimations and overall project forecasting. Working with a mixture of private and public sector clients across the UK, you will have the opportunity to further refine your current skills across multiple, cutting edge technologies. All candidates will be expected to be fully flexible to travel UK wide and be eligible to gain UK Government Security Clearance.


Key Requirements:


-Experience of the end-to-end entire IT lifecycle as an architect, delivery lead or principal technical authority

-Experience of forming architectural designs within a project or programme of work
-Good understanding of the Enterprise Architecture domains, with a focus on applications and an appreciation of information and infrastructure
- Experience in the delivery of service-oriented architectures and software development processes
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead teams and deliver innovative solutions that meet client requirements

-A good appreciation of the cost drivers and the commercial consequences of technical decisions

-Ability to liaise with both technical and not technical audiences to present complex, technical issues to clients and executives

-Extensive experience in at least one of the following functional areas: application integration, service integration, process integration, people integration
-TOGAF 9 certification highly desirable (must have an awareness of other architectural frameworks if not an experienced TOGAF practitioner)

-An enterprise-Java background is highly desirable
-Existing Security Clearance highly desirable

 

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