Overview

Systems/Solution Designer

Great role working for a company undertaking a major business transformation, underpinned by significant investment in Technology, and the role represents an exciting opportunity to join the Technology team. The position also has great benefits on offer. Great opportunity for a Solutions/Systems Designer to step up into a Solutions Architecture role.

What the role will be doing:

Translate the overall Enterprise Architecture into solution specific architecture definitions and designs, thereby allowing the Enterprise Architecture vision to be realised
Solution architecture deliverables will span across Applications, Integration, Data and Infrastructure
Be part of the governance and review process assisting colleagues by creating/providing policies and patterns which will help inform the design and development processes
Be part of designing and ensuring the strategic roadmap and all architectural standards for the organisation
The role uses the overall Enterprise Architecture approach together with technology trends/direction, industry insight and business understanding to create solution approaches, architecture definitions and solution designsWhat the role will involve:

Technology Strategy

Assist in developing the Technology Strategy by developing roadmaps, diagrams and artefacts that feed into the overall strategyArchitecture

Input into and adoption of architectural policies, patterns and standards for all architectural domains: Business, Information, Integration, Application and Infrastructure
Maintain applicable Architecture Building Blocks and catalogues and ensure that other appropriate parties are updating and maintaining the documentation
Input and use of appropriate templates for teams to document their designs in a consistent fashion and ensuring that knowledge sharing is performed
Create solution roadmaps and work with the business to define and agree implementation approaches for these roadmaps
Assist in strategic planning and budgeting where applicable to the Technology Strategy
Create conceptual, logical design and physical designs for projects and review the realisation of these by development teams
Work with information security architect and other technical specialists to incorporate all domains and technical aspects into designs and solution roadmaps
Raise appropriate risks and maintain technical debt register which are regularly reviewed by TDAVendor, partner and contract management

Assist the Enterprise Architect with technical due diligence on new technology contracts
Assist in reviewing existing supplier offerings and where they fit on the strategic roadmapsWhat we are looking for:

Solid technical background in at least one architectural domain with good knowledge across the others
Experience of designing on business applications
Proven track record of delivery and working across all technology domains
Solution architecture leader across Applications, Integration, Data and Infrastructure
Stakeholder management and influencing with all levels from C-suite minus 1 level to operators
Commercial understanding and a track record of technology change delivery
A strategic solution mindset with an up-to-date knowledge of technology and a track record of successful delivery
Good understanding of applying security by design principles and patterns
A clear communicator who is comfortable with a variety of audiences and situations
Focused on realising business value through technologyFor finer details on the role please contact Amanda Cager – (url removed) – (phone number removed).

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