Solution Architect - E2E, Stakeholder, Software, SOA, Agile

Sanderson Recruitment
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Solution Architect Role

The solution architect is responsible for understanding the business demand and desired business outcomes, and providing fit for purpose high level solution designs that would enable the business to realise their ambitions.

The skills:

  • Develops the high level solution design for a project, taking into consideration the future state architectural vision, the Business & IT Strategies and existing IT Landscape
  • Coordinating input from domain specialists and 3rd party solution providers
  • Ensure that proposed solution designs meet business requirements, are fit for purpose, are aligned to the business process and are supportable
  • Engage business where appropriate to assess fit against requirements and usability, ensuring that architecture considerations are communicated effectively
  • Works with 3rd party solution providers to understand opportunities and evaluate their progresses conceptual design activity completed by the Enterprise Architect to the next level of detail
  • Works within the guidelines of the Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Translates business requirements into IT capabilities needed to deliver the required functional and technical components
  • Identify potential solution providers and work with them to assess potential solutions against requirements and architecture principles & guidelines
  • Identify potential project pre-requisites or interdependencies, understand the implications and communicate appropriately to all affected projects, where possible avoiding hard dependencies between projects
  • Assists Project Manager with the collation of high level cost estimates to underpin the design including licencing implications
  • Ensure application and infrastructure requirements, systems interdependencies and integration requirements have been identified, documented and incorporated into the solution design
  • Able to clearly communicate design recommendations and rationale to business & IT stakeholder
  • Seeks design approval from the Architecture governance forum
  • Provide design governance to project teams during the delivery phase of projects to ensure integrity of solution design
  • Ensures approved designs are documentation in the Enterprise Architecture and are maintained if approved design changes are made during delivery

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