Software Solution Architect

Recruiter
GK Recruitment Ltd
Location
Newbury, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
1148907839
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Solution Architect

Key Duties & Responsibilities -
  • Accountable for ensuring the technical solution meets the business outcome for specific projects and products.
  • Accountable for documenting the architecture and solution definition which will be a combination of existing technologies, new technologies, 3rd party technologies.
  • Accountable for scoping the effort to deliver new technologies.
  • Accountable for identifying any required customisations from an architecture perspective and making the appropriate solution decisions.
  • Accountable for ensuring the whole customer experience (sale, training, deployment and support) is represented in the solution definition.
  • Responsible for collaborating with customers (internal and external) to influence their needs and wants toward solutions that support the product strategy.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the wider marketplace to understand opportunities and trends to apply in to solution definitions.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the platform architecture team to ensure the platform architecture supports business outcomes.
  • Responsible for defining the solution in any RFI/RFP activities.
  • Supports the product mgmt teams to ensure solution definitions are reflected in the 'build' of new technologies.
  • Supports the engineering teams to ensure solution definitions are reflected in the 'build' of new technologies.
  • Accountable for ensuring that technical input which reflects the position/direction of the engineering teams is factored in to the solution design.
  • Supports M&A due diligence activities.
  • Acts in a critical leadership role for all teams involved in the design and delivery of the solution.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to the customer throughout the engagement.

Key Results Indicators & Measures of success
  • Business outcomes are met.
  • Solution definitions can be adopted and acted upon within the product and engineering teams.
  • Scoping of effort is consistently within set tolerances.
  • On-budget, on-time delivery of solutions.
  • SLA's are met.
  • Reduction in levels of customisation to set targets.
  • Recognised thought leader.

Skills / Knowledge & Experience
  • Able to engage and communicate across the continuum of: customer, business, design, technology and value delivered.
  • Relentlessly pursues the connection between business outcome and technology/solution.
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture.
  • Good documentation skills internally and externally
  • Good presentation and communication skills, well-honed consulting skills
  • Sufficient technical skills and knowledge to work with technical staff to challenge technical proposals throughout a project lifecycle
  • Experience of large, multi-territory projects

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