Solution Architect

Kingston upon Hull
£55,000 + bonus & comprehensive benefits
03 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
As Solution Architect reporting to our Architecture Manager and based at our new, state-of-the-art offices in Hull Docks, you'll join a project team and take responsibility for identifying, defining and agreeing robust IT solutions aligned to meet strategic business outcomes. Maintaining an individual specialism, whilst providing breadth of expertise across all the architecture domains of business, data, application and technology, you'll also: * facilitate and govern the proposed solutions through to delivery and handover * collaborate closely with project management and business analysis * communicate and co-ordinate activities across different technical specialisms, both in-house and with external partnerships and suppliers. You'll need a proven history of applying a methodical, collaborative approach to identify, define and present a range of solution options to meet business outcomes. Strong on stakeholder management and ideally with TOGAF, you're an excellent all-round communication and facilitator, able to articulate complex concepts via modelling techniques tailored to your audience. Your ability quickly to understand, baseline and evaluate capabilities/processes, systems, data and integrations complements your extensive knowledge of IT capabilities in the marketplace, particularly in the enterprise and retail/online-commerce sector, and broad understanding of IT trends and disruptive technologies. You can also: * support project teams and govern solution delivery * act as a translator bridging the gap between business and technical specialisms * maintain a balance between commercial delivery pressures, TCO and strategic alignment * deal with third party partners and suppliers. Our comprehensive benefits package includes: * a bike scheme, through our network of dealers * a computer scheme with great offers including Apple Macbook Pro, iMac and printers * child-care vouchers * continuous professional learning and development * holiday purchase scheme. We're very happy to consider flexible working. Arco is the UK's leading safety company, with a core purpose to keep people safe at work. We distribute over 170,000 world-class, quality-assured products and training providing expert advice, helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place. With a heritage spanning four generations, family values are important to us. We've been awarded the title of Superbrand by the annual initiative to identify and celebrate the UK's strongest consumer and business-to-business brands in the UK. We are a family run business and all of our family have the ability to: Think Customer: Deliver Our Numbers: Work Together: Make Things Happen: Open to Change: Effective Communication Reference number for the Solution Architect: OLR13567 To apply for this Solution Architect role, please forward a full CV and covering letter to Online Resourcing by clicking the APPLY button below and completing the short application procedure. Please note: unlike a traditional recruitment agency, we guarantee that your application will be viewed by Arco. It is a non-consultancy service managing online applications on their behalf.
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