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Solution Architect

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Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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They are looking for Solution/Enterprise Architects who are passionate about using their IT knowledge and experience to make a real difference to their world, working with some of the biggest public and private sector organisations in the UK. They offer a great salary package and are flexible about where you work (within the UK)

The Solution Architect role

Part of their collaborative and supportive Professional Services team, you will be responsible for designing and delivering a wide range of technical solutions for their customers. Working with the latest geospatial and enterprise technologies, you will also provide leadership and mentoring to other technical staff and contribute to the broader technical strategy within their business.

Working across a range of projects and market sectors, your key responsibilities as a Solution Architect would be to:
  • Understand their customers and their business: Talk to their customers, become familiar with their key business processes, understand how our clients technology can help them be more successful
  • Technical Design: Use your experience in the implementation of Enterprise IT and platform architectures to design and deliver solutions based on the latest cloud patterns. Ensure solutions are delivered in a secure, scalable, and commercially viable way
  • Identify Opportunities: Help their Customer Success Managers to identify new opportunities where geospatial technology, data and workflows can add value to their customers' businesses
  • Innovate: Work with the latest technology to deliver innovative projects and explore key technology trends such as IOT and real-time GIS, big data analytics, geodesign, AI/ML, 3D, and digital twins
  • Technical Leadership: Provide mentorship and guidance to other technical staff on designing and implementing a range of solutions spanning applications, data, and enterprise systems

About you:

Previous experience of working with ArcGIS is not essential for this role, but you will need to demonstrate a strong track-record of successfully engaging with customers and significant, hands-on experience in the design, configuration, and deployment of Enterprise systems.

This would be a great next step in your career if you:
  • Have a broad and deep knowledge of technology - databases, web, applications, integration, software engineering, networks, clouds such as AWS or Azure, disaster recovery and high availability systems
  • Have already used GIS technologies and geospatial data on several projects
  • Are comfortable with REST APIs and designing solutions that use them
  • Understand cybersecurity principles and practices, and have a working knowledge of firewalls, zero-trust, SAML
  • Are familiar with automation, Azure DevOps, Notebooks and Serverless
  • Can talk comfortably with developers working with a range of different languages such as Python and JavaScript
  • Can build senior relationships, engage effectively with key stakeholders, excellent communication and business analysis skills, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and be able to motivate and develop others.

Why join them?

Our client is a thriving and inclusive workplace. They take pride in their culture and recognise the value their people bring. They believe in creating a balanced and flexible work/life environment and invest in learning and development at all stages of your career. They believe on promoting from within and offer long term career opportunity in a successful, growing business. In addition, they offer: -
  • A good basic salary
  • A generous company bonus scheme paying up to 20% per annum
  • Pension, Vitality healthcare scheme, gym contribution, cycle to work scheme. They believe as a company that they should give back wherever they can and therefore also offer volunteering opportunities, including MapAction.
  • Flexible working - They offer flexibility around location. You can opt for home-based working, or office based in either Edinburgh, Aylesbury of Cambridge. There is also an opportunity to work a mix of both. They work virtual-first with most of their customers, however some travel to customer sites and their clients offices will be required.

Please apply online, including your CV and covering letter, detailing your salary expectations

Application deadline: Monday 27th June

A little more about them....

Our client help their customers to implement and integrate ArcGIS - the world's most powerful mapping and spatial analytics platform. You may be helping their government to deliver better services, helping our police, fire and ambulance services keep them safe, allowing their utilities to manage resources more efficiently or ensuring our towns and cities, our countryside and our environment are sustainable for the future.

They help their customers solve the world's most complex challenges and their passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything they do. They support governments, universities, businesses, and charities worldwide to save money, improve society, and protect our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Our client are an equal opportunity employer - they recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and the benefits that this can bring to both their employees and their customers
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