Senior Solution Architect

Job type:
on-site
Start date:
n.a
Duration:
6 months
From:
People Source Consulting Ltd
Location:
Tyne And Wear
Published at:
05/11/2021
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
Project ID:
2109765

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People Source Consulting are recruiting a Senior Solution Architect

The role will pay up to £600pd inside IR35
Contract length: 6 months

Summary:
As a Senior Solution Architect you will, working with engineering teams, be responsible for supporting the design, development, delivery and maintenance of IT products and services. This will typically be for a project or strand of a programme.

As a Senior Solution Architect you have deep knowledge in your field and help to grow the technical architecture community, helping to support the community and build high quality products and services.

As a Senior Solution Architect you will have, and share your knowledge and experience - blending technical knowledge, architecture and development skills. In addition, you will bring a breadth of understanding across a range of technical domains and depth of experience in at least one domain or specialism.

Responsibilities:
? Lead, deliver and support technical design of a product or part of a shared platform to meet user needs and business objectives.
? Lead on ensuring high quality of technical design, and adherence to enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps
? Build relationships and work collaboratively with Digital professions in agile delivery teams to create VFM solution designs that meet user needs
? Support development of the DWP Architecture practice by sharing best practice and reference architectures to ensure consistency and coherence of DWP architecture design across DWP.
? Engage with Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects, Lead Solution Architects and engineering teams to implement the solutions according to agreed and approved architecture designs.
? Deliver product solutions and be accountable for product architecture in alignment with engineering.
? Identify, capture, share and iterate architecture patterns to ensure consistent and coherent architecture design, contributing to the Enterprise Architecture.
? Implement architecture patterns creating reference architectures as real-world working examples of successful architecture design.
? Create solution options and recommendations - during project discovery and inception phases to drive decision making on best solution design.
? Make technology choices for products in conjunction with the enterprise architecture blueprint, contributing to the update of technology policies where appropriate.
? Contribute to building an inclusive digital culture within the department.

Technical Skills
Bridging the gap between technical and non-technical (DDaT)
Able to listen to the needs of the technical and business stakeholders and interpret between them.
- Capable of proactive and reactive communication. (Level 3)
Technical breadth (DDaT)
Has a deep understanding of the technical concepts required in their role and understands how these fit into the wider technical landscape. Understands the limitations of digital technology. (Level 3)
Systems Design (DDaT)
Designs systems characterised by medium levels of risk, impact and business or technical complexity. Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensures they are applied effectively. Reviews the systems designs of others to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems and technology. (Level 3)
Understanding Constraints (DDaT)
Works with and challenges senior stakeholders. Can prioritise and mitigate constraints, and can turn them into an advantage. Is able to adapt the approach depending on the constraints. (Level 3)
Turning business problems into technical designs (DDaT)
Designs technical solutions by dealing with problems that span different business areas. Works across multiple services or a single large or complicated service. Draws links between problems in order to reach common solutions. (Level 3)
Prototyping (DDaT)
Sees prototyping as a team activity, actively soliciting prototypes and testing with others. Establishes design patterns and iterates them. Knows a variety of methods of prototyping and chooses the most appropriate ones. Knows how to version and host a prototype. (Level 3)

Experience
Experience of the following is essential:
Shaping and supporting technology initiatives, projects, programmes and portfolios
Software architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice
Application and integration architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice
Information and data architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice
Cloud and infrastructure architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice
Experience in delivering large scale, multi-million pound solutions building on top of industry standard COTS packages.

Technical Specialisms
Architecture & Design Methods

Desirable skills to support Technical Breadth and Systems Integration capabilities - Level 3
* ArchiMate and UML architecture/design and modelling techniques, tools and standards - Level 3
* Agile/DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice - Level 3
* Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) delivery methodologies, tools and best practice - level 3
* Microservice and API-led architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice - level 3
* WebServices, SOA, BPEL and ESB architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice -Level 3
* WebServices, SOA, BPEL and ESB architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice - Level 3

Programme & Project Management
* Shaping and supporting technology initiatives, projects, programmes and portfolios - Level 1

Core Technology Knowledge
* Software architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice -Level 2
* Application and integration architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice - Level 2
* Software architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice - Level 2
* Information and data architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice - Level 2
* Cloud and infrastructure architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice - Level 2

Cloud & Infrastructure Architecture
* Amazon Web Service (AWS) technologies, cloud hosting and networking design patterns, tools and best practice - Level 3
* Microsoft Azure technologies, cloud hosting and networking design patterns, tools and best practice - Level 3
* Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based application deployment technologies, design patterns, tools and best practice - Level 3
* Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Serverless cloud-based application deployment technologies, design patterns, tools and best practice - Level 3
* Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud-based application deployment technologies, design patterns, tools and best practice - Level 3

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas.