MB016 - Solution Architect

Location Aldershot
Salary: £54000 to £999999
Contact name: Miles Baxter

Contact email: milesb@excelerate.co.uk
Job ref: 6539
Published: about 1 month ago

Solution Architect

Job Type 
- Permanent
Location - Remote (UK Wide)
Salary - up to £55,000

All candidates need to eligible for SC clearance.

Our client, a Global IT Solutions company, are looking for a Solution Architect to join their team who meets the following criteria:

Role Responsibilities

  • Identifying and defining the scope of solutions
  • Help coordinate the successful end-to-end business and technical solution for delivery
  • Ensure that non-functional and technical functional requirements are captured and communicated to relevant parties
  • Review and support governance of design documentation 
  • Requirements capture and analysis
  • Producing the technical content of proposals
  • Providing technical advice to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Investigating and appraising solution options, including technology choices
  • Solution design and specification
  • Advising on and defining engineering lifecycle
  • Estimating resourcing needs
  • Commissioning implementation teams
  • Providing design control across the delivery lifecycle


Essential Skills and Experience

  • A balance of business, information, application and technology architecture proficiency.
  • Ability to display a high level of analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to assimilate complex information, to facilitate escalation and resolution of issues
  • Excellent technical authoring skills
  • Experience of digital business technologies including (API, Security, Hybrid Cloud, Collaboration, Content Management)
  • Negotiation skills for project delivery governance – trade-off analysis, conflict resolution, inspiring change, risk assessment


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of enterprise level architectural development across all domains, including experience of ‘system of systems’ architecture development
  • Experience of the application of industry frameworks and maturity models including COBIT, ITIL, P3M, MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, P3M3 and CMMI
  • Information Security Concepts, Standards (BS7799/InfoSec), Infrastructure and Technologies
  • Business and commercial acumen – understanding business models, financial drivers, competition
  • Leadership experience in other parts of the IT lifecycle – including build, service, operations, supplier management
  • 7+ years of experience in designing and delivering complex Analytics projects for clients, ideally across different sectors

If you wish to apply for the role, please email milesb@excelerate.co.uk