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Solution Architect

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 7th July
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £450 - £465
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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My telecoms client is looking for a Solution Architect Specialist for an initial 3 month contract.
This role is inside of IR35.

This person will be Accountable for the impact assessment and defining the scope of the solutions created for all technology systems, services and platforms across multiple domains.

They will ensure that the architectural solution meets cost, quality, time and benefit criteria, maximising efficiency where possible without compromising quality.

They will seek agreement with the business, DAs and including the relevant CFU, and EA to provide a end to end technical solution for all stakeholders. There will be one "Prime" SA lead for every cross functional Technology project, from IT and/or Networks. This is not an additional role, rather one of the existing SAs (CFU/CU, Domain, CoE for IT). It will be agreed based on the degree of change in the Network and IT domains.

The SA will progressively pickup responsibility for an idea from an Enterprise Architect or SAs who were involved in Planning as a project matures. The should engage with colleagues (typical Design Authorities or transport designers) for a specialist steer, but remain accountable for direction of the project.

At the Specialist level, work will focus on projects within a given business domain where change is primarily driven by the commercial propositions (e.g. Marketing, Wholesale etc.) with supporting IT development.

What I'll be doing:
*Propose technical solution and seek design assurance approval at appropriate stages of the strategy, demand and delivery processes.
*Accountable for assessing and providing solution input and costings for DAD or IFD responses (in consultation with relevant Design Authorities, Test/Labs and relevant EA if appropriate).
*Accountable for producing the technical proposed end to end solution design (TAD) in consultation with the relevant DAs, SAs and EAs.
*Participate in vendor selection exercises (which would be principally driven by the DA
*Engage domain DAs to assess the impacts on their systems and document these in the Engage Domain EA to agree any updates to the strategy, target or roadmap as a result of the engagement with the project.
*Producing designs that are aligned with Enterprise Architecture and strategic directions
*Working with design, project management and testing teams to assess nature of the change, the solution and costs.
*Assist in escalations by the Prime EA for issues with the proposed solution or its alignment to strategy.

Skills Required:
*Some knowledge of mobile and converged networks architecture and functions, and corresponding standards bodies in the industry
*Analytical Thinking - problem solver
*TOGAF / ITIL and CCNA qualifications desirable.
*Excellent communication and networking skills

Experience you would be expected to have:
*Experience of Producing End to End Solution Designs ideally in a telco environment.
*IP design skills e.g. CCNA/IP networking preferred.
*Practical experience of designing/planning/ testing/ operating a 5G / LTE / 4G /3G/2.5G / Cs networks.
*Designing / Planning / Testing / Supporting any of the following services: VoLTE, VoWiFi, VoIP, MMS, SMS, Push to Talk, ESN, Content Based Billing, Mobile Content Delivery, Adult Content Filtering, IN Service design.
*Familiarity with IT provisioning, billing, CRM solutions.
*TOGAF and/or ITIL practitioner.

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