Solutions Architect, Legal IT, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Computing

Carrington Recruitment Solutions
Covent Garden
From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Good benefits
30 Sep 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

SolutionsArchitect, Legal IT, Microsoft Azure, Cloud, London

SolutionsArchitect required to work for a Law Firm based in Central London. You will be responsiblefor leading the delivery of the long-term Enterprise Architecture plans in linewith the stated IT strategy, reporting intotheITdirector based in the London office. This role is responsible for ensuring allprojects meet the on-going demands of the business in terms of functionalitywhilst ensuring that the projects adhere to IT standards, security and bestpractice.

Please notethat the job description is not exhaustive and may vary in line withchanges in the team’s objectives andfirm’s policy.


Thecandidate will:

·Haveexperience of building and moving systems to a managed service provider;

·Haveexperience in solution areas such as data transformation and migration,security, business analysis, applications and integration, infrastructure,service management, including trends in thecurrentmarketplace and understands how these interact to arrive at a solution level;

·Haveexperience in a number of technology platforms such as Networks, Citrix,Messaging, Telephony,Enterprisemonitoring/management (SCCM);

·Haveexperience with a number of applications typically found in a Legal firmtechnology stack;

·Assist inthe design of solutions, helping to produce detail designs and documentationusing requiredstandards;

·Whereappropriate, work with third party providers/vendors to design solutions inline with the overallEnterpriseArchitectural design and ensure work is delivered to best practices, meetingCyberEssentials Plus and ISO27001 requirements;

·Be a strongteam player, but also be used to working independently if required;

·Have strongproblem solving skills, good presentation skills and excellent documentationskills;

·Be used toworking to change management;

·Havedemonstrable experience of being design lead;

·Have aminimum of 5 years’ experience of working within a Legal firm;

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·Workingalongside Managed Service Provider to design and implement an IaaS suitable forconsuming internal business systems;

·Reviewingany design and implementation provided by third-party providers to ensure thatwork is to best practice and fit for purpose;

·Assist withtranslating business requirements into IT solutions which align with the firm’sIT strategy, standards and industry best practice;

·Assist withthe Discovery, Assessment and Migration strategy;

·Contributesto the development of the firm’s Information security policy;

·Work closelywithin application, integration, data and technology domains;

·Support anddirect the application support analysts and third party suppliers in thebuilding of solutionsand throughdeployment develop and maintain documentation;

·Have a goodunderstanding of the technical direction of all our IT projects both currentand future;


·Analytical: Have ananalytical approach with particular attention to detail. Ability to deal withambiguity, cutting through complexity,identifying workable solutions; Have experience of working with a ManageService Provider to; analyse existing systems, design infrastructurerequirements; design high availability and disaster recovery capability forcore business solutions and line of businessapplications;

·Driven: Havedemonstrable experience of being personally motivated to deliver, workindependentlyor in acollaborative manner on a number of work streams;

·Resilience: Workeffectively under pressure and develop imaginative solutions and ways ofapproaching situations to tight andchanging timescales;

·Communication: Haveexcellent customer facing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience of working with third party suppliers todesign solutions in line with the overall Enterprise Architectural design.Ability to communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues,and being able to mentor junior members of the team where required; Havingexperience of reporting back to senior management of any deviation or issuesthat occur with projects;

·Adaptable: Agile /change orientated. Be able to "think on feet" and anticipate futurecomplications;

·BestPractice:Ensure thework is delivered to the firm’s best practices; Must be client focused andhave an ability to align work to thestrategic goals of the firm and its clients; Be certified in ITIL v3;

·Technologies:Have a broad understanding ofMicrosoft Technologies and have experience of line of business applicationsused typically in Legal firms i.e. Worksite, Elite, Big Hand; Experience inData Centre and Cloud migration projects; Have been involved in the migrationof business systems to a Managed Service Provider understanding the platformsrequired from a production and disasterrecoveryperspective;


·Experienceof Azure or other vendor cloud services;

·Degree in computer science/studies, computerengineering, systems analysis or a related field of study

·Certificationin an Industry standard architecture framework such as TOGAF, BCS Enterprise and Solution Architecture;

·Knowledge of DevOps/Agile process;

This is an excellent opportunity andsalary is dependent upon experience. Apply now for more details.

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