Solution Architect / Application Architect

Solution Architect – Croydon / £70,000 -100,000 per annum plus 15% bonus

Our client is focused on creating a modern Architecture practice that is capable of delivering cloud, digital and agile transformations to their clients.

Candidates must be able to obtain UK Secruity Clearance which means residing in the UK for the last 5 years with no more than 1 month at a time spent out of the country.

Key responsibilities:

Define the solution architectures for high profile, public facing, government and private sector projects, including:

Define the architectural roadmaps for projects for any given client

Investigate and thoroughly understand the current live applications and systems at any given client site

Ensure that the scope, context and constraints are documented and accepted

Identify, engage and enfranchise stakeholders

Facilitate the making of system-level decisions, ensuring that they are made on the basis of the best information and are aligned with stakeholder needs

Capture and interpret input from technical and domain specialists (and represent this accurately to stakeholders as needed) Define and document strategies, standards and guidelines to direct the build and deployment of systems

Ensure that the architecture meets the system quality attributes

Help ensure that agreed upon architectural principles and standards are applied to the finished system or product

Provide architectural and technical leadership

Participate in business development activities, proposals, bids and pre-sales

Participate in thought leadership on the subjects of Architecture and Digital Transformation by creating thought leadership materials as directed

Assist in the promotion and delivery of digital transformation engagements

Build client relationships and establish credibility by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of Architecture, and identify opportunities

Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management

Line manage, mentor, train and develop more junior staff, including graduates

Skills / Experience required

Good knowledge of open source and open standards

Good knowledge of market leading vendor products and solutions

Initial understanding of architectural concepts, methodologies and approaches

Hands-on coding background

Good knowledge of design, design patterns and UML

Knowledge of common integration techniques and approaches

Good knowledge of non-functional drivers for design

Strong experience of leading development teams from a design and technical basis

Quality Assurance skills to assess quality and completeness of deliverables

Knowledge and demonstrable experience of both traditional and agile delivery methods

Ability to understand and challenge designs

Worked on programmes and projects £1 million+

Consulting background higly desirable

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Job Duration: 6 months

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