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Solutions Architect

Third Republic
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Technology & New Media
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2x Solution Architect | 6 months minimum | Outside IR35 | Remote: start of 2022 potentially few office days in Watford

Join this retail company and support with the completion of a programme to separate applications and infrastructure from a mostly on premise environment into the cloud.

Working for our Retail Client, the Services you will perform are...

As the Solution Architect you'll be accountable for the development, maintenance and execution of the systems architecture roadmaps, in support of the business objectives. The company is demerging and this particular role will involve a collection of applications (including legacy suites) to be transitioned from the group's data centre to their own IT landscape.

What You'll be Doing
  • Delivery of solution architecture and design to support the plans of the business as they move to a new infrastructure platform
  • Identify risks within the system architecture and propose appropriate mitigation
  • Ability to react to issues with legacy systems and suggest innovative approaches to day to day challenges within the existing bounds of those platforms
  • Identify new and evolving technologies, include them in the systems architecture where they can lead to commercial advantage
  • Act as an evangelist for new technologies take-up within IT developments
  • Work with the Enterprise Architect and Head of Architecture to communicate the systems architecture plan and benefits
  • Work with, and contribute to, the Solution Architecture working group to ensure that designs adhere to established architectural governance
  • Working within the published Architectural Principles exercise the appropriate judgment to all architectural decisions ensuring alignment business goals
  • Attend and present at appropriate review boards
  • Ensure all Architects and stakeholders are aware of the system architecture roadmap
  • Input into the architecture design process, ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency

What You'll Bring in This Role

Experience: Essential
  • Previous experience providing consultancy to businesses, designing and monitoring complex architectures
  • Experience of delivering architectural solutions to solve business requirements and concerns
  • Develop, coach and bring teams together through collaborative working

Experience: Preferred
  • Experience working to agile methodologies
  • Previously worked within a multi-channel retail environment
  • Delivered Service Oriented Architecture design and/or Microservices
  • Experience of delivering solutions utilising Java, VB and .NET frameworks
  • Previous experience of multiple database technologies
  • Recognised Architectural Framework Accreditation

Skills: Essential
  • Excellent communication skills; influencing and stakeholder management
  • Strong implementation skills in contemporary technologies and methodologies
  • Comfortable working at the detailed level in complex technical environments
  • Modelling processes, systems, data and infrastructure in UML, Archimate and/or other modelling languages

Knowledge: Essential
  • Systems architecture creation techniques, wide range of available technologies

Knowledge: Preferred
  • Past experience in Architectural frameworks and structured approaches
  • Broad understanding of multiple enterprise solutions.

Other attributes
  • Self motivation to drive though and meet complex and competing demands
  • Can-do approach to problem solving
  • Identity management
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