Automotive/Telematics or IOT Solution Architect - Bracknell, Berkshire

MAPP IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Automotive/Telematics or IOT Solution Architect - Bracknell, Berkshire

6 month contract starting asap, £510 per day

As an IOT M2M Solution Architect you will be responsible for defining a telematics platform architecture for Europe region aligned with a Global Connected Service Platform (GCSP). This role will provide technical leadership and be responsible for architectural design and technical integration of the IS solutions for a number of Telematics/Connected vehicle projects. This includes effective management of 3rd party suppliers, testing, validation, troubleshooting procedures, and leadership in the resolution of issues.

Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experiences:

This is a key role in transition so demonstrated success in a similar role is essential. That will include:

  • IOT Internet of Things M2M Solution Architect experience in Infotainment and/or telematics systems working as solution architect and/or system designer including component integration
  • Understanding and experience of IT service providers - especially telematics platform, system integrators and mobile app developers
  • Knowledge of wide range of technologies and experience of their integration and configuration (eg web technologies, RDBMS, XML, SaaS/PaaS)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and technical experience in system integration methods and technologies (API platform, data Integration and database design)
  • Knowledge of interface protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, MQTT, REST)
  • Technical experience in RDBS such as Postgres & Postgis or MySQL
  • Practical experience of service, application, data and infrastructure architecture
  • Ability to give advice and guidance on approach to design of systems architectures
  • Experience in systems delivery including analysis, design, implementation, testing and support in the automotive space
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and to deliver tactically
  • Ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner (with attention to detail and sound judgement)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Review business and system requirements with key stakeholders to ensure technical feasibility
  • Identify solution architecture and technology options to deliver core business requirements and services
  • Create telematics platform architectural specifications (application, infrastructure, security, data & services)
  • Design and specify the integration points (API & communication protocols) between specific components of telematics platform and the wider IT infrastructure
  • Ensure feasibility, functionality and integration with existing systems and platforms
  • Apply enterprise architecture principles to design feasible solutions that meet requirements considering scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, flexibility, availability and re-use
  • Ensure technical solutions are aligned with Global telematics technical and IS strategies
  • Contribute to RFP process for 3rd party vendors & service providers by defining technical requirements and functional specification
  • Evaluate 3rd party vendor proposals to ensure supplier's design architecture delivers a solution that meets requirements
  • Coordinate architecture and design activities with 3rd party vendors as key technical contact point
  • Coordinate design and development activities with other parts of the company IT organisation
  • Review system design and provide development effort estimates for project planning
  • Other related tasks as may be assigned from time to time

Automotive/Telematics or IOT Solution Architect - Bracknell, Berkshire

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