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Solutions Architect-Remote

Warrington, England, GB

Company: MBA

Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2022-04-24 00:53

MBA are proud to partner one of the UK’s most innovative finance organisations in their search for an experienced Solutions Architect on a permanent basis.

As Solutions Architect you will work with the CTO and wider delivery team to design, build and integrate solutions to meet our business needs at a time of significant strategic change, transformation, and growth.

This role will be crucial in decision making in respect of our technology and working with our programme and development teams to deliver enhancements as well as new capability to the business. This role will also support the continuous enhancement of our development processes as well as partnerships with technology providers.

You will use a mix of business and commercial knowledge as well as technical to identify the right technology approach, solutions, providers, and integrations to deliver against our needs and goals both short and long term.

The primary focus will be on technical decisions being made for our core solutions, either 3rd party or developed via our 3rd party development team and working with them to execute on those decisions.

Remote / Home working based position

(Offices across the UK including Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham & London)

Solutions Architect – Responsibilities

  • Working with the CTO create and execute an enterprise architecture aligned to strategic outcomes
  • Understanding business purpose, processes, offering, strategic direction and roadmap and translating into technical solutions
  • Oversight of solution design and development covering all business areas
  • Ensuring architectural alignment of solutions and integrations – ensuring design principles clear and adhered to
  • Analyse and find any impacts that technical changes will have on existing solutions and the business
  • Produce clear documentation for all solutions which is maintained fully and can be shared with 3rd parties and developers where necessary to understand impacts of changes or new solutions
  • Conducting regular evaluations of the system architecture and collaborating with project management teams to improve the designs
  • Evaluating any project constraints and devising alternatives to reduce risks, whilst performing process re-engineering
  • Working within change methodology to deliver solutions to meet the needs of the business and the projects delivering them
  • Supervision of our 3rd party development team for in-house development or changes
  • Performing continuous research on emerging technologies to stay updated with the best alternatives and to improve the existing architecture where necessary
  • Managing stakeholders ensuring that updates are clear and allow for wider communications to be made regards the impact of solutions on business processes

Solutions Architect – Skills

  • Proficiency in development practices and software selection and implementation
  • Proficiency in technical solution design and documentation and the ability to interpret technical designs
  • Experience of working in B2B as well as a D2C environment
  • Strong analytic, planning and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Risk identification and management skills
  • Thorough attention to detail

General Background, Experience & Professional Qualifications:

Relevant degree (ideally Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Software development or similar) and /or evidence of continuous professional development in an IT role

Significant experience in managing projects and change

Product management experience

IT infrastructure and cloud development knowledge

Software architecture design

Management of development / engineering teams of 3rd parties

Background including data platforms, CRM, telephony and online solutions

Demonstrable experience and evidence of success in business change with a strong technology focus with multiple stakeholder groups

Ability to manage outsourced providers against agreed deliverables

Solutions Architect - Perks

Salary: £70,000 / £85,000

Benefits include:

  • Bonus (11% of salary)
  • Life Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Dental Care
  • Buy / Sell Holidays
  • Life & Health style benefits and more…

For an informal discussion please contact

Mobile - 07714745850