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Solution Architect

Computer Futures
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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One of my clients is looking for a Solution architect to join them on a 12 month contract, starting ASAP. The role is Inside IR35 and paying up to £750 a day. They have taken up the hybrid working model and need people on site 1/2 days a week.

Please see the job spec below, if you are interested in the role please Apply and i will drop you a call ASAP.


Provide technical leadership in transforming requirements to solutions and technical designs, while working as a key member of cross-functional product team(s); distributed across multiple geographies and organizations
Provide technical leadership on proof of concepts to establish architectural patterns for new products and service offerings
Responsible for refactoring existing solutions while embracing cloud-first strategy, leveraging the full stack across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings
Guide the impact assessment on various change initiatives around current and future technology landscape
Review evolving requirements and work with stakeholders to make enhancements/changes to the architecture through a collaborative process with the product team(s)
Ensure solutions are in-line with the target state; delivering an incremental set of common capabilities, platforms and services, with a significant focus on non-functional aspects of the solution
Drive recommendations for improvements across the functional and non-functional aspects of the solution, including business process re-engineering initiatives
Create and deliver architecture and design artefacts, while ensuring completeness of solution
Evangelize use of design patterns, industry standards and best practices
Provide advice and support in performance tuning, troubleshooting, cost optimization and other implementation and operational challenges
Work closely with architects and technical leads from system integrators, on solution designs through a constructive, challenging but collaborative approach
Provide support to the systems integrator to ensure they are executing delivery in the most effective way and remain true to the architectural vision
Review designs from the delivery partner and systems integrator teams to ensure they are consistent with the enterprise architecture and design principles
Identify where compromises are made that diverge from the solution architecture and ensure their consequences are well communicated to both technical and semi-technical stakeholders so that they are understood and properly decided upon
Ensure documentation evolution through the development lifecycle and process
Contribute to the development and evolution of enterprise architecture, technical roadmap, technology governance processes, architecture principles, design guidelines and relevant standards
Skills / Attributes

Architecture Expertise:

Work experience as a Solution Architect, with recent few years' experience in architecting and designing solutions built on Microsoft Azure and supporting technologies, in various capacities e.g. integration architect, application architect, software architect etc.
Experience architecting cloud-native solutions, leveraging containers, microservices, APIs, PaaS capabilities of Azure, variety of data storage technologies, identity & access management suites etc.
Experience in architecting solutions in SaaS-based CRM e.g. Salesforce, Dynamics 365, or similar
Experience migrating complex legacy architectures, incrementally to new cloud-first patterns
Experience in technical governance, performing reviews of the architecture and design deliverables from technical teams and working collaboratively to help them fill in the identified gaps
Experience in understanding the impact of change at various levels of details/complexity at various stages in the change initiative, being able to steer the direction of change to align with the target architecture landscape
Experience working across all the various stages of the project/product lifecycle, right from inception into operationalization, support and eventual decommissioning

Technical Expertise:

Sufficient level of relevant technical background (i.e. developer and technical lead in an early carrier) to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
Strong Experience in Azure Networking, Storage and Compute technology
Strong Experience in implementing Micro Services using Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS), Azure Integration technologies such as Service Bus, Event Grid, etc.
Strong experience in database technologies in Azure SQL and Cosmos DB
Strong experience in API design, Event-Driven Architectures
Strong experience with one or more programming languages, including but not limited to C# on .NET Core/.NET, Java, Python, C++, or other
Good understanding of testing methodologies such as BDD, TDD etc.

Please click to find out more about our Key Information Documents. Please note that the documents provided contain generic information. If we are successful in finding you an assignment, you will receive a Key Information Document which will be specific to the vendor set-up you have chosen and your placement.

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Computer Futures, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC(phone number removed) England and Wales
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