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Solution Architect - Infrastructure

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT Architecture

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £75000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ian Clark

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description


  • Solution Architects are accountable for end-to-end infrastructure solutions. Operating as part of the Global Architecture team the role holder supports, enhances and promotes the delivery of Architecture across the organisation.

Role Purpose:

The role is expected to;

  • Define solutions for infrastructure change.
  • Create designs that are fit for purpose from a functional, non-functional, service, and security point of view.
  • Comply with standards, design approaches and governance.

Key aspects of the role:

Solutions and Assurance:

  • Create solutions and design for projects to meet standards for technology and ensure they meet our ambitions for availability, security, resilience and performance.
  • Produce design options with associated costs, benefits and risks to enable investment decisions.
  • Work with product owners, architects, development and infrastructure teams and other project colleagues to agree trade-offs between, long-term and short-term goals.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the end-to-end technical solution, including transition states used to achieve the target state.
  • Shape and estimate IT initiatives and feature team sprints, ensuring that component parts deliver against business outcomes.

Technical Leadership:

  • Ensure design artefacts are produced to support stakeholder group for service, security, architecture and engineering.
  • Peer review the design artefacts of others.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and training to less experienced team members as required.
  • Design Community Leadership:
  • Contribute to the Solution Architecture community across the group leading on or participating in initiatives to improve design.
  • Recommend design solutions or ideas in response to challenges faced by your project or feature team in line with policy, process and other guidelines.
  • Accountable for recommending change based on expert know how and analysis.

Experience / Skills Required:

  • Excellent design skills.
  • Strong knowledge of end to end project lifecycle methodologies.
  • Strong technical experience. This maybe broad experience with the ability to apply it across a variety of customer and business scenarios; or strong domain specialisms to maximise the benefit of technology in key areas e.g. Networks, Cloud & Hosting and End User Computing.
  • Financial acumen to support development of business cases and to inform key design decisions.
  • Ability to balance long-term direction and necessary short-term goals.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to provide technical guidance to peers and project colleagues.
  • Strong personal impact and influence.
  • Good stakeholder and relationship management.
  • Leadership skills.

Additional Information:

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review.
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays.