Enterprise Architect / Solution Owner

Sopra Steria
Birmingham, UK
15 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Enterprise Architect / Solution Owner

Financial Services Sector

Location: UK Mobile

Salary: Salary plus company car, private healthcare and flexible benefits package

Role overview

Enterprise Architect / Solution Owners develop and present winning IT propositions/solutions for our clients and prospects (new sales). They are responsible for the end to end solution, including technology platforms, delivery approach and plans, cost and resource estimates, and proposal contents such as RFP responses, proof of concepts and presentation packs. Successful candidates will have extensive experience of the design and delivery of complex IS solutions, across a broad range of clients, business areas and technology platforms. They will also have a proven track record of leading bids and working effectively with colleagues, suppliers and subject matter experts to produce compelling and winning proposals.

Key Responsibilities
  • Solution ownership of end to end solutions for applications, infrastructure or service delivery.
  • Qualify deals and participate in investment decisions.
  • Determine or estimate all costs aspects of solutions and proposals.
  • Understand customer business requirements and develop compelling proposals that differentiate and highlight the business value of the solution.
  • Engage with sales professionals to build a relationship with clients.
  • Create proposal responses and deliver client presentations, to high levels of quality and within pre-sales budgets.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Management of multi-disciplinary solutioning teams.
  • Ability to work across a portfolio of clients simultaneously.
  • Strong understanding of financial services enterprise architectures.
  • Strong financial services sector experience.
  • Leadership of all aspects of the pre-sales solution lifecycle, from qualification to closure.
  • Ownership of all costs aspects of solutions and proposals.
  • Strong presentation and written content skills.
  • Evidence of innovation in solutions and delivering customer outcomes.
  • UK mobile and willingness to travel.

Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Expertise in disciplines such as data management, Cloud services, application design and management, business intelligence and infrastructure transformation.
  • Deep experience in one domain of financial services aligned to Sopra Steria target markets-banking, insurance and wealth management.
  • Strong appreciation of consultancy disciplines.
  • Collaboration with Fintech and financial services technology organisations.
  • Strong partner knowledge in leading transformational solutions for financial services.
  • Recent experience of architectural leadership roles in delivery projects.
  • Evidence of solutions leadership in other sectors.

About us

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

Sopra Steria is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and which values all employees as individuals. All employees and prospective employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.

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