Solutions Architect

Kinect Recruitment Ltd
21 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Solutions Architect

Location: Chippenham

Term: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

*Security Clearance - Due to the nature of the projects, candidates will ideally have current SC/ DV clearance – or be eligible and happy to be put through high-level clearance.

Kinect’s international, award-winning consultancy has a requirement for a number of Solutions Architects to join their expanding team.

These are exciting positions and involve a mixture of client-facing consultative work, architectural design, technical assurance and business development activities. The role would suit an experienced professional with a wealth of experience delivery high-quality work within a customer focused, and complex consulting environment.

The ideal sought candidate will possess a solid understanding of Solution Architecture. With a focus on design, delivery and operation of Enterprise Business Services across the development lifecycle.

You will be driving client strategy through Cloud / Digital technologies, usually within complex multi-vendor teams. You will be the person in charge of leading the initiative and driving the technical vision for client and project solutions within the boundaries of the Enterprise Architecture framework.

The highly sought candidate will possess the following:

* An IT background with relevant experience in a technical or ideally a consulting environment

* An understanding of the complete service lifecycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, deployment and disposal management

* Requirements gathering and management experience

* Reporting writing and presentation experience, excellent communication skills at all levels.

* Understanding of and experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL & IT4IT service architecture frameworks

* Understanding of V-V & EASE System Engineering processes and MODAF/ NAF frameworks.

* Agile project delivery experience including DSDM & SCRUM and other continuous methods

Demonstrable specialisms in at least one of the following areas:

* Networks and Unified Communications

* Applications (n-tier, Java, JavaScript, .Net etc)

* Integration (ESB, EAI, SOA)

* Traditional Infrastructure (Compute and Storage

* High Performance Computing

* Digital workforce enablement

* Hyper Scale Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, GCloud, OpenStack)

* Enterprise Storage

* Mobile workforce (MDM, Mobile Applications)

* End User Compute (Desktop and Laptop hardware, software and management)

* Desktop, Application and Server Virtualisation and Containerisation (Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft etc.)

* Security Architecture (CVA, IDS/IPS and endpoint security)

* Identity management, authentication and authorisation (IDAM, RBAC, ABAC, GRC)

* Microservices and Service Oriented Architectures (SOAP, WSDL, REST, THRIFT etc)

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