Transport Operations Solution Architect

03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Information

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

Job Description

Identify the business drivers and the context in which the role will operate now and in the future
Worldline, (an Atos Company), has a long established Transport Operations Service Centre based primarily across three UK locations: Darlington; Beeston and Crewe.
The team develop and support products and projects which are used throughout the Operational Rail market for the planning and operation of train services, resource management and customer information provision.
Within the Service Centre, there is a small team, who are responsible for managing the strategic development of products within the group portfolio. This includes developing the solutions for customer bids and internal R&D proposals and working with Support teams, hosting providers and Internal Strategy teams to ensure that we continue to innovate to keep our products and services at the forefront of the Operational Rail market.
We currently face a significant challenge, as we look to re-develop parts of our existing portfolio to meet emerging demand from Global markets, whilst also refreshing end of life products in the UK. We are looking for a Solution Architect to join this team, to work on this multi-year programme to take the next generation of our products into the global rail marketplace, taking the lead on developing strategies and plans for migration to a new product set, and leading the technical elements of the delivery project.
This is a challenging and varied role, working with existing products and technologies and helping to shape the design and delivery of new/refreshed products working with the UK CTO approved Technology. You will work as part of an established team, with a proven track record of delivering solutions in the UK.
This particular role has arisen due to a resignation, and comes at a time when we are facing a strong pipeline of existing work supplemented by the new opportunities opened up by the Global organisation of Worldline.
Job Description (i.e. what is the role?)
Describe core operational aspects of the job, (this is best in bullet point form)
Include information that is key to the role, for example the strategic objectives and direction of the business unit and how it fits into the wider organisational structure
Work as part of a team, designing technical solutions for new products into the Operational Rail market
Maintain a product architectural roadmap in line with company strategy, and manage the compliance of products against the roadmap
Join project teams developing new projects in the role of Solution Architect, assuring that the design and delivery of the project successfully achieves the required architecture
Work with hosting providers, third parties and external teams (e.g. Atos India) to ensure that all parties align successfully to deliver solutions to clients
Work with other groups to ensure that Transport Operations products and strategies are complementary to those of related groups in Worldline
Work with Global colleagues to understand how UK solutions can be delivered into Global markets, concentrating specifically on technical issues, such as hosting, security, data segregation etc.

A background in software architecture, design and development, with in-depth experience delivering product ready software within these roles
Experience of Solution Architecture on medium size applications
Proven and demonstrable leadership skills within the development and management of products/solutions from a technical/architectural perspective in a multi-tier, scalable, corporate environments, with experience of working with Websphere, jBoss, Oracle and MySQL
Extensive experience of: Several development tools i.e. IDEs, Source control, Modelling tools; Code quality and coverage tools/checks; Automated/repeatable build tools
An awareness of best practices within the industry
Proven capability to work within areas building SOA solutions
Good understanding of solution building block technologies such as Apache Camel, JBoss, JEE, JSF, EJB, mySQL, Hibernate, Linux, Network Protocols
Experience of working in an Agile development environment
Experience of several project lifecycle methodologies and an appreciation of best fit dependent on project requirements
Able to establish a good rapport with a range of business and technical colleagues.
Able to work independently or as part of a team, depending on the nature of the task in hand
Experience of estimation approaches
Self-starter with a positive attitude
Ability to develop the technical/architectural team through coaching, guidance and encouragement
Ability to create a positive working environment to foster a great place to work
Team working at a project/programme team level
Leadership to the project/programme technical and architectural team
Working a business and technical strategy
High energy and effort levels
Doing what is necessary to meet deadlines
Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and self-development
Demonstrate a commitment to supporting the principles of Great Place to Work - promoting Trust (in management) , Pride (in work) & Respect (for colleagues)
Qualifications within
Formal Architecture qualifications Architecture (e.g. ISEB, TOGAF)
An external technical body (e.g. BCS)
Oracle (Java)
Microsoft (awareness level)
Addition desired qualifications/certifications in:
Application methodologies/frameworks
SOA (java based)
Business & Commercial
Service Management
Testing, Behavioural or Constraint Driven Development
Some or all of the following experience:
Application Server technology i.e. jBoss / Websphere/Others
Oracle Application DBA and tuning,
Middleware technologies (Websphere MQ, Intel, or similar),
User interface technologies (HTML5, Java Server Faces or similar)
Cloud technologies including hosting
Working Environment
Experience of working in a distributed delivery environment
Knowledge of the UK Rail Industry would be an advantage but training and support can be provided
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and facilitation skills
Presentation skills to both technical and business audiences
Worked within off shore and near shore teams

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