Solution Architect

Reed Technology
Newport, Gwent
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Solution Architect
£48,000 - £58,000

The main responsibilities of the post are:

• Develop an overarching reference architecture which considers all of the necessary components and services required to achieve the implementation of the enterprise architecture.

• Investigate and introduce new technologies which will be required to implement the requirements of the reference architecture, including leading the rapid development of prototypes, and working with both infrastructure architects and technical leads to ensure that they are embedded into the framework of the IT Systems.

• 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, and ensure that APIs and interfaces are specified and developed in a manner to allow seemless integration.

• Develop and maintain the appropriate documentation required to describe the solution architecture at both an enterprise and solution level, and use different views to describe the architecture to individuals at all levels.

• Work with Information Assurance / Security Architects to ensure that solutions defined meet the security standards of the and wider government, 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 government 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.

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