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IT Solutions Architect

Job Title: IT Solutions Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Salary: £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000000555_1498567356
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: June 27, 2017 13:42

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong IT Development background who is to looking to take a career step into a Solutions Architect role.

You will be joining the IT Design Group of a large organisation based in the West Midlands whose prime goal is to support business change by transforming requirements into innovative IT solutions.

Key responsibilities:
·Engage with business stakeholders to understand the main goals and present possible options in order to help refine the boundaries of initiatives
·Engage with external companies for supply of software changes as necessary
·Define the solution architecture for projects that deliver these initiatives
·Communicate the architectural design to business stakeholders
·Support programme level decision making
·Define how the various existing applications will be modified, what new applications will be deployed and how they will integrate in order to deliver the desired business outcome
·Design solutions that are aligned to the company Architecture Framework
·Provide support to the Technical Architects during low level design
·Ensure that solutions are delivered as approved by development and delivery teams
·Demonstrate experience and expertise in logistics / supply chain to mentor and review the detailed designs by the designers and technical architects
·Provide issue resolution during the detailed design and delivery progress
·Provide solution architecture consultancy and support to various stakeholders on an as-needed basis
·Participate in the development and on-going operation of the company Architecture capability, such as technical and design standards, processes and governance
·Undertake any other duties as required by your Line Manager

Required skills and experience:
·Several years' experience as a Developer who to looking to take the next step into Design.
·A track record of successful delivery of applications focused solution architectures
·Excellent written and verbal communication combined with effective presentation skills and ability to adapt communication style to stakeholder
·The ability to interact collaboratively and negotiate positive outcomes with diverse groups - Directors, Managers, IT Teams and subject matter experts
·Design of data stores using SQL and/or NoSql database technologies
·Web service design and/or development REST
·Infrastructure experience (servers, storage, network, virtualisation, telephony systems etc.)
·Design and development of applications in a multi-tiered environment
·Ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) to provide the appropriate level of control of all personally identifiable information to which you have access as part of your role.
·Teamwork skills to ensure the effective and cohesive functioning of the IT Design Team
·Ability to work under pressure and to use own initiative.
·Must be driven, pragmatic and focused on project delivery.
·Input into project planning & estimation, work allocation and decision making (technical, design & team based)
·Adopt, embrace and demonstrate the company's values and beliefs.

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