Solution Architect

12 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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We're looking for a Solution Architect who will join a collective within an architectural community and will define appropriate reference architecture to support the implementation and aspirations of the enterprise architecture within a leading public sector organisation. .

Working across multiple projects, the successful candidate will translate business architecture requirements into specific solutions, which will fit into the overall architecture. Based on a platform approach, the successful solution architect will be responsible for identifying the components, services and non-functional requirements to ensure that the team can push the conceptual solution architecture into reality.

Our ideal candidate will have solid overall IT knowledge in things like service design (eg Able to specify micro-services in an API first manner, describe the functionality and data requirements for each service), service architecture (eg Able to define the integration of new digital solutions with legacy systems, including both internal and external services, in an API driven manner), data (relational and NoSQL), R&D, Security & Risk as well as Vendor Engagement as well as the underpinning solution architectures, gained through current hands on involvement in developing real-world systems.

Ideally, we're looking for candidates who have sound technical skills, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work closely with both technical and business individuals. Other requirements include -
* Developing overarching reference architecture which considers all the necessary components and services required to achieve the implementation of the enterprise architecture.
* Investigate and introduce new technologies which will be required to implement the requirements of the reference architecture, including leading the rapid development of prototypes
* Develop and maintain the appropriate documentation required to describe the solution architecture at both an enterprise/solution level and use different views to describe the architecture to individuals at all levels.

The successful Solution Architect will be working as the technical design authority in project delivery, working with technical leads to ensure that the requirements of the solution architecture are implemented in full and that dependencies are managed.

Solution Architect Job Summary -
• Generous holiday allowance 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays
• Good work-life balance family-friendly working options including flexible working arrangements Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm
• Free onsite car parking
• Onsite childcare at the Newport office, pre-school childcare vouchers and playschemes during Easter and summer at a lower rate
• Career development and progression a recognised silver-accredited Investor in People

For more details please apply for an initial call back regarding the role / your experience or call Jonathan Edwards on 02920 252500 for a confidential chat.

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