Solutions Architect

Recruiter
Intec Select
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Solution Architect, Business Focus, Presales
London or Newbury

As a Solution Architect you will play a pivotal role in implementing products across a varied pool of clients and industries. You will be working with customers to understand their business requirements whilst working closely with the implementation team, product management and engineering to ensure the product is delivered to meet the customers' objectives.

The ideal candidate will have enterprise software and application consulting experience, strong technology knowledge across the most popular web development and application platforms and operating systems, and the ability to learn quickly, ask many questions, and offer suggestions for customer process and product improvement. The role also requires good analytical skills, and the ability to engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.


Role and Responsibilities

·Reviewing, interpreting and responding to detailed business requirements specifications to ensure alignment between customer expectations and current or future product capabilities.
·Providing input to the strategic direction of the Product Suite.
·Developing, testing and implementing technology solutions and reporting on delivery commitments to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed timeframes.
·Identifying system, infrastructure and project interdependencies and balancing competing demands to ensure project deliverables are achieved.
·Using the appropriate tools (including logical models of components and interfaces), to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas.
·Development of the technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to system / technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan.
·Producing detailed component specifications and translating these into detailed designs for implementation using selected product features.
·Providing advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensuring that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
·Become an expert power user of products.
·Engaging with customers to understand how solutions will add value to their organisation.
·Working closely with the sales and pre-sales teams in determining the business requirements for assigned opportunities and projects, and ensuring a successful handover of new clients from the sales to the implementation teams.
·Collaborating effectively with the wider implementation team including Project managers, Business Analysts and technical delivery teams to ensure successful delivery of the project.
·The analysis and improvement of core business processes and procedures
·Supporting the development of the following Artefacts:
Requirements Specification
Configuration Specification
Document Template Design Specification
Integration Specification
Solution Design Documents
Delivering the requirement for build to the Product and Delivery teams via user stories
End user documentation and knowledge base articles
·Actively engaging with the Product team to contribute ideas for product development.
·Be skilled in acting in a consulting/advisory role, providing the required leadership and mentoring to enable others to improve, change and adopt new ways of working.

Requirements

·Prior consulting experience as part of a product company or systems integration consultancy, especially in the area of solution architecture.
·Strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs/outcomes and translate them into application and architectural requirements.
·Showing good judgment, problem solving and ability to interpret / adapt solutions or approaches when formulating responses to issues or concerns.
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with business and technical resources at different levels both at the customer and within sales, delivery, product and engineering teams.
·Ability to work across projects and opportunities, whilst delivering on multiple complex tasks that come together under one deadline.
·Self-starter and quick learner, ability to work autonomously, ability to learn from others, from documentation, from demos, from hands-on configuration with our software.
·Ability to travel in the UK, Continental Europe and possibly other global destinations.

Salary
·£75K - £83K
·Bonus
·Excellent Bens



This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/83254250

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