Solutions Architect

Spring Technology
£50000.00 - £59000.00 pa + Benefits
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Solution Architect - Norwich- Permanent- £59,050

Spring Technology is seeking a Solution Architect to work for a major Insurance company based in Norwich.
You as Solution Architect will be accountable for creating end-to-end solutions for key initiatives, projects and feature teams for the company. Operating as part of the Global Architecture team the role holder supports, enhances and promotes the process and delivery of Architecture across the organisation.

Key aspects of the role:
Create solutions and design for projects to meet company standards for technology and ensure they meet their ambitions for availability, security, resilience and performance.
*Produce design options with associated costs, benefits and risks to enable investment decisions.
*Work with product owners, architects, development teams and other project colleagues to agree trade-offs between, long-term and short term goals.
*Responsible for the integrity of the end-to-end technical solution, including transition states used to achieve the target state.
*Shape and estimate IT initiatives and feature team sprints, ensuring that component parts deliver against business outcomes.
*Provide leadership on key designs to ensure the long term strategic goals of the company's IT are met as well as short term project needs.
*Ensure design artefacts are produced to support stakeholder group for service, security, architecture and engineering.
*Peer review the design artefacts of others.
*Provide coaching, mentoring and training to less experienced team members as required.
*Contribute to the Solution Architecture community across the company leading on or participating in initiatives to improve their approach to design.
*Develop your technical skills to support the company need to understand and exploit emerging technology trends.

Experience / Skills Required:
*Strong knowledge of end to end project lifecycle methodologies (mainly agile).
*Strong technical experience. This maybe broad experience with the ability to apply it across a variety of customer and business scenarios; or strong domain specialisms to maximise the benefit of technology in key areas e.g. Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Pensions.
*Financial acumen to support development of business cases and to inform key design decisions.
*Ability to balance long-term direction and necessary short term goals.
*Good stakeholder and relationship management.

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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