Technical Solutions Architect 5085a
£75,000 - £90,000
Technical Solutions Architect
Technical Solutions Architect- Hybrid role 3 days office 2 from home London or Peterborough offices.
Technical Solutions Architect/ Technical Design Authority – Hybrid role 3 days office 2 from home London or Peterborough offices.
Accountable as a lead technical role in complex multi-disciplinary projects and
programmes within Corporate IT, ensuring that solutions delivered are aligned to
our clients’ best practice and technology roadmap.
Support projects and programmes delivery by bring together SMEs within Corporate IT
(UK and US), and the wider technology community as the need arises.
Perform research on current and emerging technologies to support new initiatives and
Proactively find opportunities for improvement during the design process.
Is responsible for/or assists as required with the creation of High-Level Designs
Assist SMEs and project resources in the creation of Low-Level Design (LLD)
Operate in a technical advisory capacity on projects to provide advice and guidance
on a proposed solution or assistance towards a resolution where issues have
Acts as a mentor and technical escalation point in all areas where they are
considered a subject matter expert, providing expert-level knowledge and peer-level
review in respect of issue resolution, standards, design, best practice, delivering
quality and reference target architectures.
Call out risks with new initiatives / projects.
Manages the capture of new companywide developments and initiatives and ensure their
timely progress through a centralised UK pipeline and Architectural review board.
Assess the feasibility of prototype designs and proof of concepts as presented by
peers. Design prototype solutions as required.
Assist with the delivery of commercial success while improving productivity and
efficiency of technical implementations through recognition and delivery of quality,
standardisation and adherence to governance
Research emerging trends and ideas and evaluate new technologies.
Support the creation of Business Case with a technical lens on qualitative /
quantitative benefits, costs and requirements.
Produce RFPs to help evaluate new applications / solutions taking into account
Prior experience of operating as a Technical Design Authority / Solution Architect /
Domain Architect / Senior engineers responsible for solution delivery including
Proven ability to articulate complex concepts and technology solution in easily
understandable terms and language.
Experience in business stakeholders interaction, engagement and relationship
Holds, maintains and continues to develop industry-recognised expert level technical
relevance for core specialisations, plus additional skills in other areas, through
prior experience from being involved in delivering complex projects, appropriate
vendor certifications, technical training in core and associated skills (multi-
skilled), vendor relationships, industry awareness and attendance / participation in
Desire and proven capability to deliver quality projects/outputs and team leadership
Is able to continually demonstrate exceptional skills in time management, planning,
sales and all types of communication
Deep technical and commercial understanding of 3 or more of the following, and a
general appreciation of the remainder, with exposure to defining, working with and
delivering against general referenced architectures:
Private and Public Cloud solutions
Infrastructure and converged infrastructure solutions
End User Compute and End user devices
Cloud Application Development and containers
Modern Workplace / Digital Transformation
Experience working in a Cloud-first hybrid environment
Computing related Degree / Education
Project / Programme Management experience
Experience working in a DevOps environment leveraging Infrastructure as Code,
Continuous Integration, Configuration Management (e.g. Chef, Ansible, Salt),
Containerisations, Network as code
Familiarity and experience with Agile framework such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS
Experience with 3rd party vendors and client management
The contract is initially six months with an opportunity to extend.
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