Solution Architect

Solutions Architect

Reading or Bristol

Salary: C.£75,000pa DOE plus 15% bonus, company car, private health cover - family

Permanent role

This role is about solving our defence customer's most complex technological challenges by creating innovative digital solutions. As a Solution Architect, you will transform the way that they can do business in achieving their vision. You will also be providing key technology design and implementation ownership and expertise throughout all stages of the solutions design engagement life cycle.

Responsibilities - Solution Architect

  • Take the authoritative lead on building the right solution of single or multiple technology towers from customer requirements

  • Provide end-to-end solution governance, leadership, accountability and ownership for technology towers throughout the pre-sales and delivery life cycle.

  • Define and create pre-sales and post sales technical collateral

  • Develop and manage customer relationships and deliver an outstanding customer experience.

Skills and Experience - Solution Architect

  • Comprehensive knowledge of information systems and technology architectures disciplines in at least networking (Cisco / Juniper / Ribbon) and unified communications (Cisco / Avaya) or converged infrastructure and computing (Microsoft / Dell / VMware / Cisco)

  • Industry architecture methodologies & languages (TOGAF, MODAF, ArchiMate, ITIL, BPNM, UML and Microsoft Visio)

  • Responding to complex, multi-vendor public sector propositions and bid proposals based on customer requirements (OJEU, PPQ, ISOS, ISDS, ISFT, ITN, ITT)

  • Developing technology roadmaps and governance structures in line with customer requirements

  • Proven commercial awareness to ensure solutions meet customer requirements both technically and in terms of cost

  • Identifying and mitigate risks, and problem-solving for information systems and technology architectures.

  • Communicating and influencing across all levels and all technical abilities

  • Working in major public industry sectors; Defence (MoD) and/or HM Government departments or agencies

  • Knowledge and experienced in HMG MoD compliance policies (JSP).