Solutions Architect

Wolseley Plc
14 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The role:

You will be part of the Wolseley UK Enterprise Architecture Team/Program responsible for taking a leadership approach in architecting and governing solutions within the context of the enterprise architecture (EA) across the organization, with a particular focus on systems integration and service oriented architecture.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Providing architectural expertise, direction and support to IT colleagues, with a particular focus on service oriented architecture and integration.
  • Conceptualising new projects; recommending solutions and strategies.
  • Designing, documenting and overseeing implementation of end to end integrated systems
  • Engaging the business and technical teams with architectural solutions which enable the development or creation of identified business capabilities.
  • Conducting research on emerging technologies and recommending technologies that will increase cost effectiveness, new thinking and infrastructure flexibility
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations.
  • Support the process of identifying the organizational impact skills, processes, structures and financial impact of the ESA.
  • Taking responsibility for formulating and monitoring Architectural Standards and Governance in conjunction with other Architects at WUK and within the group.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with Enterprise Architects across the group to promote best practice and sharing, including architecting solutions that could potentially be shared across the group
  • Analyse the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Support the Lead Enterprise Architect in promoting the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise's IT and business leaders.
  • Understand and advocate the adoption of the Group and Wolseley UK Future State Architecture and IT strategies across Wolseley UK
  • Manage consultants, other 3rd parties and consulting relationships where appropriate
  • What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience in at least two IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, service oriented architecture development, application architecture, middleware or information analysis) in a multitier environment.
  • Strong understanding of application development methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of SOA, middleware, database technologies, object-oriented analysis and design.
  • An understanding of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks including TOGAF and a good understanding of the principles of IT Governance.
  • Familiarity with basic information management practices.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture.
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modelling approaches, tools and model repositories.
  • Ability to translate business needs into Solution requirements and the ability to estimate the financial impact of Solution alternatives.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • About Wolseley

    Wolseley UK is an operating subsidiary of Ferguson plc, a FTSE 100 company, and the world's largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. We build our businesses through the quality of our people - the excellent service they provide and their strong relationships with vendor and customers.

    Wolseley UK also invests heavily in people through a company-wide training structure focused on developing core skills, and offers an award-winning pension and rewards package.

    Wolseley UK are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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