Solutions Architect

ReThink Recruitment
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Solutions Architect / Technical Architect / Architect / Java / TDD / BDD / Agile / Taunton / £75,000

I'm looking for a Solution Architect to be a leader in designing and developing code of my clients digital software estate following departmental standards while leading, mentoring and up-skilling junior members of the team. Working directly with commercial, brand and IT teams along with 3rd party vendors to create beneficial system change within the organisation.

Technical Architect Specification:
  • Provide a role model across all group IT teams and domains, contributing to the development of the function and its people, and influencing both operational and strategic thinking of the department ensuring the department has a strong capability to support the organisation.
  • Contribute to improving processes, ways of working and service levels within Group IT
  • Contribute to stakeholder management and comms related to delivery within your domain, representing Group IT at a mid-level across the business
  • Contribute to the definition and execution of Group IT strategy related to your domain
  • Contribute to the delivery planning, scoping and evaluation of new work in to IT
  • Contribute to the analysis and design of business processes and lead the development of technical specifications derived from functional and non-functional requirements
  • Ensure that solutions are delivered to a high quality and deliver the detailed technical components of solution design within your domain

Key Outputs/results:
  • IT team is closely aligned and works effectively together. Team has a high engagement score and appropriate training and development plans aligned to short term demands and the Group IT and Business Strategy
  • A measureable improvement in Group IT's output, quality, service levels, engagement and/or reduction in costs
  • Stakeholders are well informed in a timely way of the team's processes, activities, achievements, risks and issues.
  • Group IT's people work in a consistent way, and constructively challenge each other based on shared ways of working
  • The Group IT strategy accurately reflects the "as is" and "to be" and you support the creation of specific SME knowledge and insight form within your domain.
  • Delivery plans take account of expert advice and insight from SME.
  • Technical Specifications are aligned with business processes, are appropriately understood, documented and executed.
  • Solutions and designs are fit for purpose, high quality, cost effective and delivered in a controlled way. Business is challenged appropriately to consider change to business process.
  • All keeping the lights on services and technologies are supported and maintained to pre-defined levels and SLAs to meet the businesses requirements/outcomes
  • Service issues managed to minimise impact on ongoing business operations/outcomes, with removal of root causes over time
  • Deliver small change aligned to the relevant business priorities, with minimal rework
  • Business outcomes are positively impacted by SME knowledge from your domain, and Group IT is aware of and where appropriate, aligned with industry best practice

Resource Accountabilities

Capital £1-2m

Indirect £1-20m

people 0-3

Domain Specific Knowledge:
  • Excellent Java Design, Development and Testing Skills
  • Excellent modern software application architecture skills
  • Excellent software governance and technical conflict resolution skills
  • In-Depth knowledge of modern development standards and practices i.e. TDD or BDD
  • In-Depth knowledge of modern eCommerce frameworks and technologies
  • In-Depth knowledge of modern development tool chains and processes

Solutions Architect / Technical Architect / Architect / Java / TDD / BDD / Agile / Taunton / £75,000
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