Net Solution Architect

The Harvard Group Limited
Bristol (City Centre)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

"An opportunity to join a fun, successful and growing team and to be part of its continued success in winning and delivering varied software projects with interesting and engaged clients"

.Net Solution Architect

Based: Bristol

Salary: £50 - £65k + Bonus

Job Purpose of the .Net Solution Architect

  • To work with key customer and projects stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of business or technical problems and help form a vision of the solution
  • To create and define solutions, based on clear reasoning, in collaboration with the wider technical team to deliver both new and existing projects to support the business objectives
  • To collaborate in pre-sales process to build and engage the customer with the proposed technical solutions
  • Hands on engineering to help lay the foundations of the solution.
  • To initiate and engage in a collaborative customer journey that is committed to delivering positive experiences and outcomes
  • To work in a professional, collaborative and innovative way that builds on the great culture and working environment that the company has
Key Responsibilities of the .Net Solution Architect
  • Understand the customer and their business at an enterprise level to be able to create and design a vision for technical transformation and delivery of value
  • Translate the vision into winning project proposals by managing the bid process making sure quality, competitive output from pre-sales and sales teams is of a high standard
  • Create and be accountable for project scoping documentation; making sure projects are feasible, deliverables are realistic and will enable an organised and controlled software solution build
  • Identify and analyse client objectives and definition of value to provide appropriate, realistic and scalable solutions which manages the risk for both the company and the client
  • Plan, facilitate and follow up focus groups and customer research with support from the Technical and Delivery Teams
  • Harness prototyping and mock-ups, working with the Technical Team to ensure congruence with technical specifications
Behaviours and Qualities of the .Net Solution Architect

  • An articulate communicator and influencer - demonstrates personal ‘presence’ and gains the confidence of others through temperament, capability and calibre
  • Able to relate to a range of clients, at director level, with empathy and confidence
  • An excellent proposal writer able to distil and project the business winning solution
  • Ability to take decisive action and lead others
  • A collaborator who drives projects with velocity
  • Process driven with a keen eye for continuous improvement
Responsive and adaptable

Experience/ Qualifications of the .Net Solution Architect

  • 5 years’ experience working in the software industry
  • Demonstrable understanding of the design principles and architecture of large and complex .net software systems
  • University education or appropriate further software industry experience
  • Experience of preparing technical business requirements
Desirable Knowledge of .Net Solutions Architect

  • Knowledge of project management practices and the Agile/Scrum environment
  • Awareness of user experience from an architecture perspective
  • Experience with prototyping or wireframing

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