Solutions Architect

Crawley, West Sussex
£60000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Solutions Architect

A client of ours based in Crawley, West Sussex are currently looking for an experienced Solutions Architect to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Head of Enterprise Architecture, you will be joining at an exciting time of the business, at the start of a 3 year IT transformation project that will literally change the way the business see and uses IT on a daily basis. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking to be involved in a near greenfield role at a global business, receiving a large amount of accountability and responsibility.

You will be coming in as the right hand "person" to the Head of Enterprise Architecture as he sets us a brand new Enterprise Architecture practice. Your role will involve a mixture of developing high level architecture for projects in the company and helping to set up a Technical Design Authority, which will include setting and defining standards and governance. The majority of your work will be in the applications space.

Good communication skills are also needed as this is not a isolated role in the business. You will also be working with other parts of the established IT team, senior stakeholders and 3rd parties who will be assisting in the delivery of these projects.

Your recent experience will mainly be with enterprise applications, enterprise integration (ESB, ETL, SOA) and enterprise information (warehousing, reporting and analytics).

Your role will include the following duties:
  • Contributing to the development of a new enterprise architecture practise, including the creation of current and future state architecture models, architecture principles and standards and architecture processes.
  • Running and administering a technical design authority to govern project architecture deliverables, and maintaining architecture risk and decision logs.
  • Using business requirements, developing solution options and high level architecture documentation and managing the approval and sign off process.
  • Contributing to the development of current and future state architecture models, architecture principles and standards and architecture processes.

To succeed in this role as a Solutions Architect, you will have some of the following experience:
  • A track record of delivering architecture solutions within a large, complex commercial operation where flexibility and value for money are key success factors.
  • Exposure to TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, CoBiT, Prince2 frameworks or similar - advantageous.
  • Exposure to IT architecture processes and best practice - advantageous.
  • Experience in the following technical areas are advantageous:
    • SAP (CRM, ECC, BW, BO, HCM, PI, SUP)
    • Facilities management applications
    • ESBs (BizTalk, Azure Logic Apps and others)
    • Internet of Things (Predictive Analytics, Big Data, real-time monitoring and alerting)

If interested in applying to this role or finding out more information, please apply directly for this role. Alternatively you can reach Leroy Owusu on 0207 469 0977 or at for more infomation