Software Solution Architect

GK Recruitment Ltd
Newbury, UK
15 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
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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