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IT Solutions Architect

Employer
Matchtech
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The solutions architect supports EA activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services.

The solutions architect provides the necessary analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards.

Main Duties:

The Solutions Architect will demonstrate competencies across three key areas:

Solutions Design and Analysis

Solutions Delivery

Facilitates and Collaborates to Deliver Business Outcomes

Candidate Requirements:

Essential:

Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences and understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions
Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences
Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity
Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes, whilst also understanding the need for tactical options.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Knowledge/Skills:

Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
Excellent planning, organisational, analytical, and technical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Minimum of five years of experience across technical or infrastructure architecture and application architecture
Understanding of network, service, and security architecture
Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Knowledge and understanding of different modelling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate)
Experience in deploying COTS applications on Microsoft technology platforms
Knowledge and experience of migrating complex interoperable applications/services

Desirable:

Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments
Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
Experience working in a relevant industry is helpful, but not required
Experience of working in an application transformation/migration programme
Experience in designing solutions in the M365 platform

** You must be SC cleared / clearable to apply for this position
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