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Solutions Architect

Job ID: LW-13937
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Nottingham or London – Hybrid working
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4 weeks ago
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Working for a consultancy at the heart of UK energy market governance, the Solution Architect will be working across several projects to ensure solutions are defined and developed based on architecture standards and technologies. You will be bridging the gap between business requirements and implementation of technology solutions, and to be successful in this role, you will need experience of up-to-date solutions and tools in the AWS cloud environment. You will be part of a team accountable for translating the business strategy into concrete solutions and design and execute a set of solution blueprints that support that strategy. This role is an integral part of the business working with senior stakeholders and senior management to ensure the organisations services are evolved according to architectural strategy, evaluating all technology options assess impact on the wider business or customer processes working with both business and IT stakeholders. If this role sounds like you, APPLY TODAY!!  

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse existing solution landscape, creating a roadmap for each solution, identifying technical debt and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Own the representation of both current and future state of technology products
  • Liaise and manage the architecture deliverables from 3rd parties
  • Produce high level, conceptual design documentation and create solution architecture, running prototypes and proof of concept solution
  • You will evaluate all technology options assess impact on the wider business or customer processes working with both business and IT stakeholders.
  • You will have an agile mindset willing to push the boundaries of current conventional thinking for architecture design. You will have experience of developing proof of concepts and mindful of market drivers, first mover advantage and not be constrained against existing systems, infrastructure or ways of working.
  • Worky with the SLT on solutions roadmaps and development of new products and services with a technical design authority framework
  • Keep abreast of technology trends capturing relevant content to influence systems design decisions
  • Manage/enhance architecture of existing systems to ensure they remain performant and cost efficient.

Skills & experience required:

  • Technical delivery or development background able to pick up technical and business concepts quickly
  • Track record of cloud-based architecting secure, national network/IT using open-source technologies
  • Track record of building and running an architecture function including a technical design authority
  • Working knowledge of modern security techniques and solutions & Systems Integrations
  • Technical assessment of 3rd party technical solutions
  • Track record of coherent technical designs across multiple service providers and implementations
  • Ability to explain technical designs, issues and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills , well organised, structured approach to work
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and understand technical details and new technologies
  • Provide resource and architecture estimates for solutions
  • Knowledge of UK electricity and gas market systems ideally interface to central market functions

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