Solution Architect

£86,000 | London | Permanent
Posted 4 months ago

Job Description

The Solution Architect role reports into a Lead Architect within the Bank’s Technology Architecture team. The Technology Architecture team is responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise architecture practise that supports the Technology directorate and the wider Bank in achieving its strategic objectives. As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for:

Architecture Artefacts
• Developing architectural artefacts that support the Technology Architecture team, including baseline and target architectures, developing architecture building blocks, technical reference models and design patterns.
• Contributing to the development and maintenance of the architecture repository.
• Ensuring artefacts are governed and maintained.
Architectural Design
• Taking on a leading role on business and IT programmes and projects, understanding requirements and developing solutions that deliver against requirements in alignment with strategy and the delivery framework.
• Production of design artefacts (level 0, level 1), ensuring approval through relevant governance forums.
Strategies and Roadmaps
• A Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for a domain within the Enterprise Architecture with a focus on developing the associated architecture and application treatment plans.
• Translating the business strategic plans and requirements into supporting enterprise-wide technology strategies.
• Understanding the technology estate, the strategic direction, and developing supporting roadmaps with a focus on re-use, rationalisation, simplification and decommissioning.
Stakeholder Management
• Developing and maintaining a stakeholder map that covers all deliverables, ensuring engagement and buy in for all architectural outputs.
• Providing measures to evidence stakeholder management effectiveness.
Technology Leadership
• Being a technology ambassador, representing architecture and Technology at governance forums, and being an advocate for the solutions, strategies and roadmaps produced by the team.
• Identifying and driving technology innovation across the organisation.
Role Requirements

Essential Criteria
• Experience in IT architecture, including application of architecture principles to IT solution design.
• Demonstrated experience and expertise on either data driven solutions or financial services/payments system solutions.
• Understanding of cloud based services and their exploitation relating to data for IT Solutions.
• Proven track record of defining, implementing and driving technical change through innovation, architectural evolution, simplification, and capability exploitation.
• Excellent communication skills, including articulating solutions for senior stakeholders and presenting designs to governance forums.
• Stakeholder management experience and awareness of stakeholder expectations.
• Strategic thinking, including the ability to research and provide summarised results and recommendations.
• Good general knowledge of IT and technology solutions.
• Working knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice.
• Ability to adapt and prioritise.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.
• Self-managing, self-motivated.
Desirable Criteria
• Experience working within an architectural framework (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman).
• Enterprise Architecture Skills: - technical reference model development, building block design, applications and role design, systems integration, etc.
• Broader expertise of technologies and applications outside of BI e.g. Integration, ERP, CRM, Online.
• Experience of working in a Large Enterprise or FTSE 100 organisation.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Joanne Tuscano
0207 025 3622

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