Senior Solutions Architect

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Senior Solutions architect
Salary: £65K + Benefits
Location: Salisbury
Need to be eligible and willing to go ahead with an advanced security clearance

Role overview

With continued exciting growth on this large and complex IT Estate, we have a requirement for an experienced Solution Architect to work within Fast Proposal Team. Your primary responsibility is to deliver a viable, management and fit-for-purpose solution that meets the needs of this high profile client and is capable of being effectively managed in service. As the solution owner for the full lifecycle of a solution from feasibility to delivery, you will ensure the solution has continuity from an architectural and design perspective and drive the architectural direction throughout the delivery lifecycle of the task. You would also perform Technical Assurance Reviews to ensure that the technical deliverables pertinent to the lifecycle phase are of sufficient quality that they are "fit for purpose" to deliver the goals of the task and to proceed through the associated phase gate.
Please note that it is essential that you are eligible for and prepared to go through advanced Security Clearance for this position.

Key responsibilities

  • Creation and implementation of end to end solution/technical design and ensuring alignment to the
  • strategic technical architecture
  • Solution/design process is adhered to by all SMEs
  • Responsible for leading technical SMEs to ensure:
  • A full collaborative approach to design is guaranteed
  • All areas of concern contribute to the design process from the earliest point
  • Preparation of artefacts required as part of the architectural toolkit to ensure design governance has appropriate artefacts to be successful
  • The solution adheres to the principles defined within the Target Enterprise Architecture.
  • The solution meets architectural goals that include usability, performance, security, reliability, maintainability, reuse, supportability and compatibility .Ensure that the design meets the client's requirements.
  • Solution and technical SME input to appropriate levels where internal skills do not exist
  • Escalation point for design related issues within projects
  • Work closely with security teams to ensure that security risks are fully identified
  • Ensure the project adheres to the agreed design lifecycle and that the correct design documentation is produced at each stage

Essential skills

  • Virtualisation platforms, VMware in particular
  • VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Zero clients
  • Implementation of private and hybrid cloud technologies based on the VMware platform and automation platforms such as vRealize
  • IT Security Solutions (Policy Based, Physical, Environment Hardening & Software) & Provisioning and Implementation)
  • Security monitoring platforms / SEIM
  • Endpoint Management (Device Control, Data Protection, Application Control etc.)
  • Microsoft Infrastructure covering Windows Server 2012 / 2016 administration, Active Directory
  • design , SCCM / SCOM deployment
  • Linux based OS Administration
  • Windows Client OS Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • Very good communication and written skills
  • Architectural frameworks / TOGAF / MODAF


  • PRINCE 2
  • Management of Risk
  • Microsoft Project
  • Project Management
  • Archimate
  • TOGAF 9.1 Certification
  • Software Defined Networking and Cisco ACI deployment
  • Cloud architecture certification (e.g. AWS / Azure)