Solutions Architect

Recruiter
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Solution Architect Salary: Competitive Location: Manchester THE ROLE We are seeking a Solution Architect to join Freshfields at our newGlobal Centre (Europe) in Manchester. This role will be responsible forarchitectural design and documentation at a sub-domain level(application specific), e.g. HR systems or Data Integration. The Solution Architect will relate industry knowledge, experience andexpertise of specific business requirements. They will advise, guide andcontribute to a targeted tactical strategic solution, which addressesthe business requirement within a nominal timeframe. ABOUT US Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm,providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be thelaw firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it matters most,wherever in the world that may be. We deliver seamless service acrossborders, cultures and languages, and the launch of the FreshfieldsGlobal Centre (Europe) is central to this vision. Our aspiration is to extend the Centre outside Europe, enabling us togive our lawyers the worldwide 24/7 support they need to deliverexcellent client service. You will be joining us in the early stages of this initiative, andhelping to shape this new and exciting way of delivering our globalservices. Whatever your area of expertise, this is a place where you canbe yourself and really flourish. ABOUT IT The IT Department is responsible for providing technology and supportto enable fee earners and business services employees to operateefficiently both internally and with their clients. The IT department iscomprised of two functions, Customer Services and Technology Services.These two functions work closely together with the shared goal ofdelivering strategic business value through the application oftechnology. IT operates as a global team with regional presence in mostof our offices. Our centralised IT infrastructure is maintained andmanaged by Technology Services and Customer Services provides allbusiness facing support and services. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES Specifies user/system interfaces, and translates logical designs intophysical designs taking account of target environment, performancerequirements and existing systems. Produces detailed designs anddocuments all work using required standards methods and tools; Applies data analysis, data modelling and quality assurancetechniques. These are based upon a detailed understanding of businessprocesses to establish, modify or maintain data structures andassociated components; Develops specialist knowledge of database concepts, object datamodelling techniques and design principles. Translates object and datamodels into appropriate database schemas within design constraints.Interprets installation standards to meet project requirements; Investigates and documents the internal control of specified aspectsof automated or partly automated processes and assesses compliance withthe relevant standard; Determines the documentation needs of users. Designs individualdocumentation plans. Creates drafts for review of information format andcontent. Organises the production and distribution of approveddocumentation items. KEY REQUIREMENTS Experience in applying architectural principles into program deliveryalong with an awareness of modelling tools and architectural frameworkssuch as TOGAF and Zachman; Background in solution architecture / design, system integrationexperience and interface design; Demonstrated business and commercial experience; Experienced with business change / transformation programs; Design and oversight of domain specific applications and services inthe enterprise; Vendor engagement and management; Agile as well as Waterfall development experience; Generation and collation of technical project documentation; Ability to comprehend and interpret financial terminology; Strong understanding of multiple tiers of applications; Understanding of reporting technologies, all application tiers -databases, middleware and front-end technologies. Essential Technical Skills NET technologies and languages including but not limited to VisualStudio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Entity Frameworks, MVC, WCF, XML WebServices, WebApi, SQL Server, LINQ; REST, JSON; Knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPATH and XML Schemas. BENEFITS Our reward package is designed to offer you a competitive salary, acomprehensive range of employee benefits and the potential to receive anadditional bonus each year, recognising the contribution you make to the firm. You can choose from a variety of insurance policies, services andproducts to help you secure your financial future, protect your healthand fitness, and make your life easier. You will receive 26 daysholiday each year, with the option to purchase additional days, plusfree access to market-leading health and wellbeing websites andservices. As you would expect, we will support you through the major events inyour life, so we offer competitive maternity, flexible working and leave policies. APPLY NOW - provided by Dice .NET, ADO, ADO.NET, AGILE, ASP, ASP.NET, BUSINESS CHANGE, C#, DATA ANALYSIS, DATA MODELLING, JSON, LINQ, MIDDLEWARE, MVC, SQL, SQL SERVER, TOGAF, VISUAL STUDIO, WCF, XML, XPATH, XSLT

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