Solution Architect - Utilities

Job type:
on-site
Start date:
n.a
Duration:
12 Month Term - Extension Expected
From:
Alcami
Location:
Melbourne
Published at:
12/11/2012
Country:
flag_no New Zealand
Project ID:
459727

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  • Partner with Seasoned Expertise
  • High Project Spend
  • 12 Month Term - Extension Expected
A leading utilities firm located on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia requires a Solution Architect for a 12 month term to contribute to a program of reform to meet industry regulatory requirements.

This challenging role will see you design, communicate and implement technology architectural solutions amongst seasoned piers in meeting key objectives within a pre-determined time frame.

On a daily basis you will:
  • Support in the definition of the technology architecture vision, strategy, principles & standards.
  • Establish buy-in from internal/external stakeholders, management and delivery partners.
  • Adhere to architecture artifacts including the technology and infrastructure plan, current state architecture, target state architecture, architectural roadmaps, patterns and standards.
  • Govern across and ensure that the scope and design of strategic projects are aligned with the target Enterprise Architecture.
  • Ensure that tactical initiatives reducing risks and deviation from strategic plan are understood.
  • Review and assess impact of proposed scope changes to the future state technology architecture particularly related to architectural trade-offs.
  • Assess effectiveness of technology and make recommendations where necessary; identify opportunities for cost reductions and service improvements.
  • Maintain an excellent knowledge of relevant industry/vendor products and solutions.
  • Take the opportunity to share and communicate knowledge of the technology architecture, and other areas of expertise with the wider IT group as well as other business units.
  • Contribute to the overall alignment of other IT teams including development, services delivery, and IT Operations.
To succeed in this role you will have:
  • Experience in the delivery of complex IT solutions including full development and ownership of end to end project solution architectures.
  • Experience with TOGAF architectural framework.
  • Experience in all aspects of enterprise modelling, with specific expertise in one or more of the following domains Applications, Data, Business and/or Technology.
  • Familiarity with graphical modelling approaches, tools etc, in particular Orbus iServer.
  • Experienced in techniques of risk analysis.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, negotiation, and ability to present at a high level.
  • Ability to multi-task and work autonomously.
  • Self-starter with excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines.

Desirable skills include:

  • In-depth knowledge of the utilities industry in a deregulated environment.
  • Experience applying skills in a mergers and acquisitions environment.
  • Experience with industry market systems and/or Oracle CC&B.

An excellent daily rate is on offer for the successful candidate.

Please call Matthew Barnfield @ alcami in Sydney for a confidential discussion quoting reference number or just hit the apply button below.