Solution Architect

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  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    ICT, Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £80000 per annum + Company Benefits

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Solutions Architect

  • Defence; Security; Intelligence; Government; Consultancy

  • ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman; ITIL; IT4IT; Cloud, Azure; AWS

  • £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent benefits

  • Manchester; Birmingham; London, Bristol, Cheltenham; Remote

A world recognized global, multidisciplinary consultancy business who provide consultancy services to the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology markets are seeking Solutions Architects at various levels to enhance our team and technology solutions capability.

Responsible for the definition of technology architecture and modelling, options and solutions to meet strategic business objectives. Ensuring these designs and solutions are efficient, sustainable and fit-for-purpose for current and future business needs.

Responsibilities - Solutions Architect

  • Design, description and managing the development of solutions to support our client's business strategies.

  • Leading and/or supporting initiatives and introducing technical visions for a solution within the Enterprise Architecture Framework.

  • Driving through customer strategies in often complex, mixed technology environments.

  • Balancing technological and business solutions to address client needs;

  • Defining features, requirements and development phases against which delivery must be made;

  • Developing solution specifications in line with business strategies and appropriate frameworks.

Requirements - Solutions Architect

  • A degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience

  • Proven work experience as a Solution Architect, technology consultant or similar role

  • Experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL and IT4IT service architecture frameworks

  • Experience of systems design and delivery, applying engineering rigour through technical architecture modelling techniques.

  • In-depth understanding of technology structure principles

  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements

  • Experience working within Local Government, Regulated Industries, Defence or Security and Intelligence markets is beneficial.

  • Appreciation and/or experience of different delivery methods such as Agile, SAFe, Scrum and there approaches such as scrums, backlogs.

Skills and Attributes - Solutions Architect

  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships

  • Strong consulting skills, knowledge of a variety of techniques and methods to capture, elaborate and understand client challenges (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement)

  • Motivated to drive the design and delivery of solutions that realize the outcomes for the client's needs

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and digital service design and delivery