Senior Solution Architect

Bedfordshire, UK
13 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Become a Senior Solution Architect with Capita IT & Networks. As this is a Consultancy role, we would base you out of nearest Capita office to your home, and when not on client sites you can work from home. Client sites can be anywhere in the UK.

Seeking Senior Solution Architects to join our team as we expand to be responsible for designing end to end solutions and providing governance for the overall design in conjunction with delivery partners.

The role of the Solution Architect requires a wide range of technical knowledge to help drive the technology strategy for the customer and is not just skilled in a specific area of information technology. The role requires an ability to share and communicate ideas verbally and in writing, to executive staff, business sponsors, and technical resources in clear concise language

What you will do:

For the governance and design of a complete solution from inception through delivery to handover.
To work with Business Architects and Analysts to ensure what is proposed is both fit for purpose and meets the core business needs.
To direct a number of other Technical Design, Application and Network & Communications Architects during the design and delivery phase.
To assist with the coordination of other technical SME's to support the delivery and implementation phases of a programme or project.
To understand the challenges and complexities that exists within each stream or area of a programme and be able to integrate these activities.
Promote co-operation and facilitate coordination of all technical and non-technical streams within a programme to achieve the successful delivery of an integrated solution.
Provide consultancy to determine and understand the dependencies that exist between technical and non-technical components across streams.About you:

Proven Solution Architecture experience
Strong cloud azure skills
Possesses a broad knowledge of solution areas such as transformation and migration, security, business analysis, applications, integration and infrastructure, service management, including trends in the current marketplace and understands how these interact to arrive at a solution.
Expert in using architectural principles and frameworks.
Significant experience of adopting and enforcing governance and assurance methods
Experience of designing & implementing solutions as part of multi-stream change programmes
Working in an IT Outsource environment involved in transition of new customers.
Working on the transformation of the IT estate into target architecture. In particular Desktop refresh transformation programmes involving Windows 7, App-v, SCCM 2012 and virtualisation of server infrastructure.
Working in large change programmes in a leadership role involving key integration of some of the leading technology supplier and their products (e.g. Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Cisco, SAP, Google etc.).
Familiar with business and technical concepts such as business process design, modelling languages such as UML, service management, applications, servers, networks and security (both technical and process).
The production of network designs and design policies, strategies, architectures and documentation, covering voice, data, text, e-mail, facsimile and image, to support business requirements and strategyAbout Capita IT & Networks

Capita IT & Networks are a division of Capita plc, delivering a portfolio of IT infrastructure and network solutions covering everything from strategic and technical consulting, through to full outsourced solutions. We're currently one of the top five providers in the industry, and a market leader within the UK public sector with the number one market share in local government, education and health. We need your technical know-how to support us in offering our exceptional, scalable range of capabilities.

Capita IT & Networks are part of Capita Plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. We believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.

What's in it for you?

A competitive basic salary
25 days holiday (rising to 27)
Pension, life assurance, holiday buy and plenty more Don't underestimate the fact that you'll also be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply - you can contact Catherine Gander at (phone number removed) or (url removed) for guidance

Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership

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