Senior Solutions Architect - Salisbury

People Source Consulting
14 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Solutions Architect - Salisbury

Role overview:

With continued exciting growth on their large, complex IT Estate, Our Client have a requirement for an experienced IT Solution Architect Solution to assist the delivery of a viable, manageable and fit-for-purpose application solution that meets the needs of this large, secure client, whilst also being effectively managed in service. You will be the solution owner for the full lifecycle of a solution from feasibility to delivery and this will ensure the solution has continuity from an architectural and design perspective. You are also responsible for driving the architectural direction of all tasks allocated by a Programme or Principal Architect throughout the delivery lifecycle of the task.

Key responsibilities:

• Responsible for the creation and implementation of end-to-end solution/technical design, ensuring alignment with the strategic technical architecture.

• Responsible for ensuring the solution/design process is adhered to during all phases of project delivery.

• Provide solution and technical SME input to appropriate levels to supplement internal skills (e.g. when new technologies are being investigated).

• Provide an escalation point for design related issues within projects.

• Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.

• Identify, communicate and manage Information Assurance risks.

• Design security architecture elements to mitigate risks in liaison with Solution Leads.

• Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements.

• Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.

• Definition of security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies.

Essential skills:

• Good communication skills with diverse audiences - strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

• Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects.

• Be the subject matter expert on key technologies capable of explaining technical topics to those without a technical background.

• Strong Software Engineering background.

• TOGAF Enterprise Architecture framework experience preferably in a Solution or Application architect role.

• Understanding of other architectural frameworks (e.g. Zackman, DSDM).

• Produce high level application design documentation.

• Experience in at least one of the following domains - Finance, Banking, Regulation, Defence and Intelligence.

• Produce high level application design documentation

• Proven communication skills in both the technical and business subjects

• Experience of Microsoft and Linux based hosting environments

• Practical experience with JSON, XML, SOAP, Web Services and other fabrics for application integration

• Experience using at least one main stream language (e.g. Java, C/C++)

• Experience using at least one scripting language (e.g. PowerShell, Python)


• Designing and implementing secure solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.

• Experience of integrating COTS applications and working with product vendor to define and implement a solution provided by a third party.

• Consulting and engineering in the development and design of best practices and implementation of patterns and principles across the project to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.

• Experience of Cloud infrastructure hosting either on or off premise.

• Knowledge of JSP 440, SPF, HMG InfoSec Standards 1 & 2 and other NTA Security Standards.

It is essential that you are capable of obtaining and maintaining government security clearance for this role.

In return our client are offering:

• Salary up to £85,000

• Contributory Pension

• Generous Car Allowance

• Health Insurance

• Life Assurance

• 3% flexible Benefits

This is a great opportunity to join a market leader in a Senior role at a very exciting time in their technical growth.

If you closely match the skills and experience outlined and would like to discuss this role in detail with the view of applying, please submit your up to date CV to – or reply to this Advert and I will be in touch.

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas

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