Solution Architect

Solution Architect Services

Project Description

The project is implementing an agile working environment allowing the business to become more efficient, more flexible in the best way possible.

The project now has a requirement for a Solutions Architect to lead on the identification of solutions to realise the Telephony Strategy.

Purpose of the Job

Ensure that the busines is advised of the optimal solutions to business requirements, arising from change to business functions, processes and structures within change programmes and projects across the whole organisation.

Analyse the high level business requirements defined by programmes, and detailed business requirements defined by projects

Define solutions that meet business process, information, application services and technology needs.

Identify existing solution building blocks that can be reused, and liaise with Enterprise Architects to identify and implement new building blocks to fill gaps.

Produce appropriate reports, diagrams and presentations to inform customers, and for review by Enterprise Architecture Governance bodies.

Provide initial consulting service to programmes and projects, guiding them through the process, and enabling scoping and costing of further Solution Architecture work.

Design and develop Solution Architectures to meet business requirements, and provide value-for-money, within the context of the Enterprise Architecture framework.

Define and document technical work packages (deliverables) needed to support proposed solution

Provide technical assurance of supplier proposals including alignment with the technology architecture

Influence senior managers within Programmes and Projects, to adopt fit-for-purpose and value-for-money solutions and ensure technical alignment with other programmes and projects as applicable.

Assist Programme and Project compliance with Enterprise Architecture by guiding them through governance processes and principles laid down by the Chief Enterprise Architect.

Produce appropriate documentation on programme and project solution architecture for review by the Chief Enterprise Architect and Architecture Review Board.

BA degree in business, information systems, computer science, systems analysis or related disciplines, or equivalent experience.

Knowledge and experience of designing effective solutions to meet business requirements, within the context of changing business processes, functions and organisational structures.

Expertise in Enterprise and Solution Architecture processes, methods and frameworks, including TOGAF (v9+ desirable), ISEB or Avancier Method.

Knowledge and hands-on experience of using EA modelling tools, ideally the Troux Transformation Platform

Knowledge of business process re-engineering methods, principles and processes

Knowledge of information management methods, principles and policies

Knowledge of MDM, BI and data warehouse methods and techniques

Expertise in BPM, workflow and integration methods and tools.

Knowledge of SOA principles, and expertise in system and data integration middleware.

Experience in the selection, implementation and management of packaged applications

Knowledge of security, network and data centre architecture

Experience of portfolio, programme and project management methods

Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting

Key Job Outcomes

Specific Project Outcomes

Recommend Strategic Telephony Solution for call centre "call handling and recording".

Recommend Lync version to deploy to ensure Unified Communications (conferencing, instant messaging, voice calls etc as well as considering any impacts on existing desktop environment as stakeholder groups ways of working.

Advise on any information security consideration in line with statutory obligations and any PSN requirements.

Knowledge and Experience

Abilities and Aptitudes

Strong communication and persuasion skills:

Ability to reach out across the organisation and communicate with people at different levels, with diverse needs and agendas.

Ability to select the appropriate methods and materials to satisfy stakeholder preferences, including verbal and visual presentation, textual reports, numeric and graphical displays

Strong analytical and conceptual skills

Skilled at perceiving patterns and relationships within and between business problem domains.

Ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of programmes and projects, and to think creatively and beyond normal constraints

Aptitude for identifying and exploiting new and emerging trends

Ability to identify new and emerging technology, processes and business models that can add business value

Ability to quickly comprehend the functions, operation and capabilities of new technologies, processes and business models

Ability to identify and define multiple options to solve business problems

Ability to articulate the practical application of options, and modifications required to business practices in order to exploit business and technology innovation to fulfil business needs.

Ability to estimate the financial impact of solution options.

Solution Architecture

Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas. Produces detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products. Within a business change programme, assists in the preparation of technical plans and cooperates with business assurance and project staff to ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available. Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.

Randstad Technologies Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in rel

Job Type : Contract/Interim

Location : Bristol

Salary : 400 - 530 pa

Date Advertised : 02 Jun 2014


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