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Solution Architect

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £80000 - £100000 per annum

Solution Architect

We are working with a leading Global organisation, who are currently looking for a well-experienced Solution Architect to join their IT team.

Reporting to the Solutions Architecture Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to align business strategy to the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT infrastructure architecture.

The role will be focused on Architecture Solutions for their EMEA business working as part of a global team.

Remote working with flex for business travel into Europe/ States on occasion

Principal Accountabilities

  • Partners with the business to understand business context (trends and business strategy) and its impact on enterprise technology, application, and information strategies.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of the strategic business plans of the Organization.
  • Accountable to ensure that the health of the systems supporting the business capabilities are communicated, and a roadmap established to align the strategies to the IT investment plan.
  • Provides infrastructure architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Relationship Managers, Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, and Systems/Solution Architects.
  • Documents and develops in-depth knowledge of existing IT architecture/infrastructure and technology portfolio of the Organization.
  • Develops, documents, communicates and enforces technology standards.
  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure and development efforts, and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and flexibility.
  • Develops, documents, makes recommendations, and communicates plans for investing in the IT infrastructure ecosystem, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Develops test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance, reports findings, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience managing within a matrix structure and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of business capability modeling and mapping.
  • Experience with creating strategic roadmaps.
  • Experience with hyper-converged, hybrid-cloud ecosystems required.
  • Demonstrated working experience with architectural frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner Methodology, etc. Certifications preferred.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, business or another relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of related IT experience with a minimum of 5 years of successful leadership experience.
  • ITIL certified or at least 5 years of utilizing ITIL within organizations.

Skills and Attributes

  • Skilled in presenting systems specifications and evaluating the same, working with business representation from all functional process areas across the globe.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting client’s environment.

Solution Architect: Solutions Architect, Technical Architect, Architect, TOGAF, Framework, Zachman, Gartner, ITIL

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