Solution Architect

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The Solutions Architect will provide the technical governance and consultancy for the technical definition of projects encompassing architecture and design providing for development, testing, and deployment of the business solution. This role requires an in-depth understanding of the business, its operating model and business challenges, together with an understanding of the technology available for creating a fully integrated, successful business solution.

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Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities # Defines overall design principles and guidance for software and hardware integration, performance design, reliability design, manageability design and security design # Oversee the quality and integration of the solution architecture, design integrity and communications, and the interface between applications, legacy systems, component libraries, content repositories and supporting databases. # Develops, communicates, maintains, and governs the overall architecture (applications, data, and technical infrastructure) of the project and possess in-depth and detailed knowledge of application architecture. # Coordinates with architecture team: Data, Technical and lead developers to deliver projects # Defines application subsystems and major components # Ensures that the interface specifications are published and controlled # Controls the development of interfaces for the different components so they meet interface specifications # Co-ordinates interface design and back-end application design and development # Prioritizes solution performance improvements based on performance engineering (PE) benchmarks # Advise project management and the client on the solution architecture options, their impacts and decisions and the impact of new technologies on their existing technical and information system environment # Oversee the integration of the new business solution with legacy (existing computer) systems to satisfy clients requirements # Work collaboratively with the technical & application engineers, business analysts, clients, vendors, project management and the implementation teams to evaluate key technology decisions, revisions to the solution architecture and resolve issues. # Provides Solution architecture expertise to Projects and clients to ensure that business solutions are fully integrated. # Provide the Project Management and development teams with accurate and measurable estimates for architecture deliverables for project plans, reviews of project schedules, project reviews and gap analysis Knowledge, Expertise and Qualifications # Technical Degree (or equivalent) preferred # Strong solutions architecture background with experience in of working in a large cross channel retail operation. # Extensive knowledge of Infrastructure components e.g. Enterprise Storage, Networking and Server technologies # Knowledge of networking, telephony and VOIP. # Good practical knowledge of EAI technologies # Practical experience of enterprise development stacks such as J2EE, CORBA, .Net, UML # Good knowledge of Active Directory, authentication services (SAML, PKI etc) and O.S. deployment technologies. # Experience of deploying to and managing systems on Microsoft Azure or other PaaS provider. # Systems Integration experience, ideally gained in complex projects with a major Consulting & Systems Integration organization. # Good understanding of current application development standards, methodologies, issues etc. # Experience in both bespoke (custom designed) software development and integration of COTS products. # Understanding of System Integration scoping and delivery activities # Good practical knowledge of transitioning into operations and support. # Demonstrable ability to lead a project architectural engagement # Ideally experience in working within PCI Compliant environment and in a regulated environment

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Full Time Permanent

Competitive pay and benefits

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