Senior Solutions Architect Edinburgh

Sopra Steria Limited
Edinburgh, UK
Closing date
29 Sep 2020
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Senior Solutions Architect - Excellent career growth opportunities/Top Client list

Location: Edinburgh

Package: up to £66,500 + 25 days annual leave + 3% Flex Fund + Life Assurance + Pension

Bring your Architecture expertise to us and in return we'll give you an amazing career with growth and learning opportunities. Come and work for one of the best-kept secrets in I.T.

The company
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 a trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

The day job
Currently looking for Senior Solutions Architects for a unique opportunity to work within an established team. With us you will:

·Get to practice your creativity, linking technology to tangible solutions and educating customers about the art of the possible.

·Define strategic direction in enterprise environments and produce enterprise and solution architectures to meet functional and non-functional specifications

·Take the role as solution lead to ensure the architecture is successfully implemented and transitioned to technical design/ build / test and production

·Design and deliver cutting-edge digital solutions to make technology more accessible to customers

·Interpret business and solution requirements and ensure the scope and specification are aligned, providing assurance that the products align to requirements.

·Keep the customer at the centre of the solution design and delivery, work on modern cloud-centric technologies to deliver maximum benefit

·Actively share technical and business-aligned knowledge from internal and external sources throughout the team. Including mentoring junior members, as required

·Build PoCs to demonstrate the benefits of technologies and future orientation.

·Engage with and receive support from the architect community to grow your career and skills.

Essential Skills:

·The ideal candidate needs to be an enthusiastic individual and who has exceptional client-facing skills with a proven capability of successfully articulating technical solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences

·Cloud native delivery skills in - Containers, As a Service, AWS, Microservice, Serverless Functions

·Proven record in developing solution architecture as part of Digital programs with in-depth knowledge and experience of GDS / Gov.Scot requirements

·Java and Open Source solutions, with knowledge of wider frameworks packages in niche areas such as content management / document management

·Experience in designing systems for integration and re-use, using frameworks, technologies and design patterns such as API Gateways and Message Brokers

·Designing solution and leading digital delivery teams to using Agile and DevOps methodologies

·A demonstrable record of designing solutions to key non-functional requirements including resilience, logging, errors, scalability

·Enterprise Architecture knowledge and are able to engage effectively with client solution/enterprise architectural and management teams

·Pre-sales experience

Reasons why you should apply to us

·We're big - really big. With that comes career growth opportunities - we offer excellent training, you'll join a company where development and progression is actively encouraged and not just something we talk about

·We have an enviable client list - we work with some of the biggest names out there

·We ensure our working environment is supportive and collaborative, everyone has a voice and all opinions count

·Our goal is to disrupt the market, not just follow the status quo

·Sustainability is really important to us, in fact we are within the top 1% of companies worldwide tackling climate change and managing our emissions

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