Solution Architect - TOGAF/Zachman
Spring Group Plc
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Spring Technology is currently looking for an experienced Solution Architect. This is a 6 Month initial contract based in Hertfordshire.
The role is responsible for delivering integrated solution architectures for our international programmes of work, meeting current and future business needs and aligning with/leveraging Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps.
This is a senior role that will involve working both on shore and remotely on client site, with a wide variety of internal and customer stakeholders, to provide quality and cost effective solutions.
* Provide credible technical knowledge and insight to senior stakeholders and external customers. Candidate will be responsible for delivering technical presentations to key external stakeholders and customers.
* Take a leading role during discovery / elaboration phases to ensure customers understand what is required architecturally to implement an ACH service.
* Ensure external customers architecturally significant requirements are realized as part of a customer solution either through extensions to client Products or through localizations.
* Provide the leadership to bring together business, application, infrastructure and data requirements into a single view of solutions options and recommendations.
* Understand and manage stakeholder expectations at a senior level. Provide clear choices and recommendations that enable both business and technical decision making.
* Support international technical pre-sales activities, understanding customer requirements, and aligning these to technical capabilities and Products.
* Maintain an expert level of technical knowledge in the required technical areas and a broader specialist base as new technologies emerge.
* Through the selection of appropriate solutions drive the reduction of cost to company and maximize financial return on investment.
* Define and ensure the architecture and design approach is appropriately planned and delivered against. Own the suitability of the activities and artefacts to ensure the approach is not under/over engineered. Clearly report progress against plans and escalate as needed.
* Overall accountability for the solution architecture and subsequent design artefacts. Ensure solutions are for purpose and fit for strategy as well as meeting company standards and regulatory requirements.
* Responsible across the lifetime of agreed projects for identifying and documenting key architecture decisions and ensuring these are agreed by following the Architectural Governance process.
* Overall responsibility for ensuring estimates are completed in line with the agreed solution and that assumption are stated and consistent
* Support the testing function in ensuring testing strategies are appropriate for the solution
* Ensure that development teams fully understand, and follow Solutions Designs
* Support the leadership of the team and department by setting a high performance benchmark and encouraging and inspiring excellence in the team
* Lead by example and model the company behaviors to the team and wider organization. Motivate, inspire and give clear direction.
All About Candidate
* Candidate will have extensive IT experience, with significant experience in a senior architectural roles.
* Candidate will have experience and used, at least one recognized architecture framework or standard e.g. TOGAF, Zachman Architecture Framework.
* Candidate will be able to present and communicate complex architectural issues clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical audiences from senior stakeholders to project teams.
* Candidate will have experience of operating within a corporate architecture governance framework and standards
* Candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills including facilitation, negotiation, collaboration and influencing
* Candidate will be commercially and politically astute, able to see solutions in wider context of strategy and customer engagement
* Candidate will be able to determine approaches to solve complex programme level requirements into leading technical teams to delivered the required architecture and design deliverables.
* Candidate will have understanding of the product and project development lifecycle from strategy or pre-sales to live operation and support, ideally from a managed services perspective
* Candidate will be able to assemble a broad set of technologies and services to create a complete solution to a business requirement: application software, middleware, database, hardware, storage, network
* Candidate will have an understanding of solution trade-offs such as cost, scope, timescale, and balance between long-term strategic and short-term pragmatic considerations
* Candidate will be able to work with domain and technology experts to develop solution from high level architecture to detailed design level - recognized as a subject matter expert
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