Solution Architect

Advantage Resourcing
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Solution Architect


Salary negotiable up to £70,000 per annum

Advantage Resourcing are recruiting for a Solution Architect on behalf of a major utilities client based in Leicestershire.

The Solution Architect will act as part of the IT Change Team to provide leadership to the IT Department and Business, in the definition and delivery of the IT Solutions delivered to the clients’ business.

The Solution Architect will develop and own the overall Solution Architecture, and liaise / manage 3rd party suppliers to ensure that their Technical Design and Build is delivered in conformance of that Solution Architecture. This includes managing/resolving technical conflicts between suppliers.

The client are ideally looking for someone who has extensive infrastructure experience but also somebody who is experienced with applications architecture.


• The design of technical Solutions based around different architectural views including:

* Application
* Infrastructure

•To contribute to, maintain & communicate an Architectural Strategy / Roadmap so the appropriate Business and IT stakeholders understand and support.

•To contribute to, maintain & share all appropriate Architectural artefacts, and ensure they reflect the IT landscape.

•Liaise with the Business & Business Analysts to ensure the business needs are understood prior to undertaking any design.

•Responsible for producing appropriate Solution Designs for all IT Projects, and ensuring that all members of the project (Business, IT & Suppliers) understand that design and buy in to it.

•Responsible for ensuring that any 3rd party Supplier’s Technical Design and Build conforms to any agreed Solutions Design and Architectural Standards, and are appropriate in terms of technology, cost and quality.

•Responsible for managing, co-ordinating and resolving any technical issues & risks that may arise between Suppliers related to the overall solution design.

•Responsible for understanding any Technical Debt within the IT estate, providing a roadmap to resolve this debt, and supporting any projects to remove it.

•Communicate any design related issues and risks to all appropriate IT and Business stakeholders, providing strategies and solutions where appropriate.

•Provide consulting services around initiation of new projects to provide potential high level designs that will facilitate budgeting, scoping and planning.

Experience Required:

•Proven Solution Architecture / Design experience across a wide range if IT disciplines (e.g. Applications, Infrastructure)

•Experience of solutions based around Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions

•Experience of Infrastructure and Applications

•Experience of on premise and Cloud based IT solutions (e.g. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Sam Shabir at Advantage Resourcing on (Apply online only). JOB ID: 820632

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