Managing Solution Architect

Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
We have roles available across the UK in various locations including Telford, Holborn, Manchester and Newcastle. In the current Covid-19 pandemic most of our people are working from home but when things return to normal you will need to be fully flexible in terms of assignment location as these roles may involve periods of time away from home during the week.
An overview of the role
As a Capgemini Architect you will be assigned to our largest UK government account, the Capgemini HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Market Unit, which has an unrivalled understanding of the HMRC business, organisation and IT estate and has a collaborative approach to working with HMRC and its other suppliers to help support HMRC drive its transformation agenda. HMRC has risen to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering initiatives such as the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. As the UK builds back better, HMRC need to help businesses and individuals get back on their feet and support the economy, while ensuring the right tax revenue still comes in and protecting the system from fraudulent attack. HMRC also needs to support businesses as they adopt the new trading rules following the end of the UK's transition period with the EU. In addition, HMRC needs to continue to deliver on their ambition to become one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world via their Making Tax Digital transformation programme.
The work
We expect our solution architects to have experience of a wide range of technologies including public and private cloud business solutions, best practices and general ways of working. This experience is essential to influence and advise the most appropriate solution options and to be highly credible with both our clients and senior internal stakeholders.

As a managing solution architect, you will have responsibility for leading a team of architects and overall ownership of the solutions they develop, including their governance as they move through delivery phases. Additionally, you'll be responsible for work allocation, resource planning, recruiting, capability development, performance management as well as meeting several financial KPIs.

Here are some of the key activities of the role:
• Take ownership of the client requirements, deliverables and accountabilities to ensure adherence to Architecture Governance processes, industry best practices and to maintain consistency with the clients' Architecture vision
• Drive the solution development and documentation of solution designs ensuring good architectural practices are observed through the lifecycle of the solution development
• Take accountability for both the functional and operational quality of the solutions designed and delivered under your watch
• Improve solution innovation and value for money
• Provide oversight of architectural direction for and on behalf of our clients
• Take ownership of the solutions and be the face off to our internal and external senior stakeholders
• Develop excellent working relationships with our clients to become their trusted advisors through boldness and honesty
• Be able to work confidently with senior members of the client organisation and within the Capgemini team and to be able to be robust with stakeholders
• Relationship management of the technical relationships with vendors, third parties and the wider Capgemini
• Ensure solution delivery is performed according to agreed specification
• Own technical problem management and resolution relevant to the solution development
• Architecture team leadership and management including work allocation, strategy development, recruitment, capability development, performance management and financial KPIs.

Why this role?
You'll work closely with the business to drive forward their business agenda, helping them shape their solutions and deliver business benefit. You'll work closely with a team of architects to both develop their capability and ensure they are delivering to our client.
What you will bring
• Solution architect knowledge and experience
• Solution delivery and quality governance experience
• Architecture team and technical leadership experience
• Thought leadership
• Understanding of modern practices and ways of working (Agile, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, etc.)
• Financial KPI management e.g., utilisation, revenue, cost
• Pre-sales experience
• Senior stakeholder management experience
• Team management experience
• Performance management experience
• The ability to coach and mentor
• Sales skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to rapidly understand the client position
Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.
About Capgemini
A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation addressing the entire breadth of client opportunities in the evolving world of business and digital transformation. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organisations to realise their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 300,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2020 global revenues of EUR 16 billion. Capgemini - Get the future you want.

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