• To lead the solution architecture definition for complex end to end solutions, working with technical architects covering each solution component, and Enterprise Architects driving the long-term architectural direction. • Produce high quality, comprehensive Solution Blueprint materials demonstrating a balance of different functional & non-functional drivers and requirements, effective understanding of solution risk, and alignment to broader IT strategy and standards. • Provide architectural guidance to third party vendors / development teams to assure the delivered solution realizes the design.
• Working with external parties, suppliers and internal members of the IT team and business units to research, define and document the systems architecture and high-level designs for major new initiatives, primarily though not exclusively in the Commercial domain • Identifying key areas of technical risk or complexity, proposing appropriate Proofs of Concepts (POCs) and spikes, working with stakeholders to curate a story backlog, and leading a team to gain hard evidence to influence the end architecture design • Working with the programme solution architects, business analysts and business stakeholders to coordinate the collection of non-functional requirements for each component / platform in the end to end architecture • Engaging with technical architects and other solution architects to understand and define the end to end solution architecture, outlining appropriate component responsibilities and boundaries, producing interaction diagrams explaining how the solution hangs together • Clear communication of the defined solution to the delivery and service teams (both in house and third party)
• Proven integration experience • Must have strong client facing skills • Will have significant workshop and documentation experience • Experience of designing/implementing solutions, including (desirable):Large, multi-technology, multi-vendor solutions. • Integration with third party service provider / supplier APIs • Experience of SOA, API Design and distributed architectures. • Practical experience of agile project delivery aligned to high quality solution architecture • Demonstrable experience of designing high quality software solutions in line with business needs and timescales • Be confident in presenting solution architecture and strategy to both and IT and business audiences • The ability to understand complex concepts and communicate them in a simple manner • The ability to communicate well on both a business and technical level, to all levels of the organization
Job Location: Milton Keynes - initially remote during COVID Job Reference: SA15092020 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Job start date: 15/09/2020 Job end date: 15/10/2020 Salary: £36,000.00 to £43,000.00 /year