Solutions Architect

£85,000 | East Sussex | Permanent
Posted 2 months ago

Our client is a FTSE giant 250. They are urgently looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join their global technology division. The Technology function provides IT services to the International business, globally. These include the development and support of business applications that underpin our revenue, operational, investment, compliance, finance, legal, and marketing customer service functions. The broader organisation incorporates Infrastructure services that the firm relies on to operate on a day to day basis including data, cloud, infrastructure, security, incident management and remediation.

You will ensure the solutions developed and deployed are fit for purpose and fit for use, meet the business requirements and adhere to quality standards, deliver value within cost constraints. Clearly communicate solution designs, key design decisions and approaches to interested parties, stakeholders, project bodies and relevant governance / assurance forums including the Technical Design Authority (TDA). Retain accountability for architecture and design throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that the delivered solution is compliant with its original design. Manage the production of Key Decision Documents, and apply appropriate governance processes to the approval and implementation of recommendations. Assess and select packaged solutions in partnership with the business, IT procurement and Managed Service Providers. Produce IT review documents to ensure that due diligence is performed when selecting a specific solution and operating model.

Solutions Delivery Management

* Experience of designing and delivering solutions to the value of £10m plus
* Desirable to have an understanding of Finance, Accounting, Business Intelligence, Data and Actuarial solutions
* Understanding of technical options available for delivering solutions to business problems and requirements with experience of building out innovative IT & systems strategies and their links to business strategies
* Deep understanding of a variety of IT delivery models, including waterfall and agile.

Understanding of established and emerging technologies and their contribution to delivering successful business outcomes.

Specialist Technical Knowledge

* Cloud technologies

Mid-range and mainframe computing technologies

* Client Server computing technologies
* Data Warehousing and reporting
* Application integration with multiple platforms and data sources (Mainframe, mid-range, SOA, ESB technologies)

IT security principles)

Business and IT Strategy

* Awareness of current issues and trends impacting the organisation, including regulation, competitive forces and economic factors.
* Understanding of the organisation Business Strategy and their IT standards, and ensuring a sound understanding of how this relates to the role.

Awareness of any issues with these technologies, such as lifespan and potential replacements, scalability and other constraints

A pre-requisite is the ability to consult with and gain the support of the key stakeholders, in particular department heads across all Divisions. You'll be a good influencer, able to get buy in from stakeholders & subordinates alike.

A fantastic opportunity to join a great blue chip organisation, interview slots to fill for next week- send your CV ASAP to avoid disappointment.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Katie Pattison

katie.pattison@interquestgroup.com
0207 025 3633

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