Digital Solution Architect

Digital Solution Architect

Job Title: Digital Solution Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BSLH10_1530612390
Contact Name: Ben Small
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2018 11:06

Job Description

Solution Architect - Glasgow

Job Purpose:
*To support the Company's vision and mission by:
oDefining the Architecture and design of applications in support of projects within a wider change programme
oSupporting the definition of application and technology roadmaps
oDrive the implementation, from an architectural point of view
*To provide technical leadership to colleagues

Key responsibilities:

*Responsible for architectural design and documentation within identified areas of a multi-tiered, microservice based architectural platform
*To create and refine Architectures and designs for application solutions that address customer needs, which are consistent with the Company's vision and values, and are in line with clients Architectural principles
*To be an active member of technical forums and design clinics, working collaboratively to optimise your own and other's designs

Strategic Development & Innovation
*To assist in the definition of the company's technical vision, strategy and roadmaps
*To promote innovation by leading and/or participating in research and development activities using new technologies, tools and techniques; carrying out realistic trials of new technologies in order to demonstrate their applicability in client context

Stakeholder Relations
*To work collaboratively with customers, business and technical colleagues in the creation of Architecture and designs in support of individual projects within the context of a wider programme of work
*To communicate the Architectural designs to multiple audiences at all levels, including senior executives and board level
*To support programme level decision-making and prioritisation of work, ensuring that sound architectural design is a key influencing factor
*To assist with the planning, estimation and prioritisation of new policies and proposals
*As subject matter expert, participate in and to lead discovery/inception workshops in order to facilitate the understanding of customer needs and facilitate the production of technical designs

*To represent the team and company professionally in all engagements
*To act as an ambassador for client and to promote client's architecture vision to internal and external stakeholders, and other organisations both inside and outside government
*To provide leadership for Technical colleagues, supporting them in their personal development and career aspirations

*To undertake design assurance on key projects ensuring that changes to the architecture take account of relevant goals, principles, practices, strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards while assessing the impact that the changes will have on other projects
*To provide and lead document review activities

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Education / Qualifications
*Degree level education or equivalent

Technical experience
*Strong generalist experience in a wide range of the following areas:
-Awareness of enterprise architecture frameworks
-Contributing to business cases to support future projects
-Working with software delivery partners in a multi-vendor environment, including pre-Contract engagement, preparation of invitations to tender and tender evaluation
-Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies
-Evolutionary architecture and emergent design
-Lean methods
*Strong specialist experience in four of the following areas:
-Knowledge of continuous integration tools and techniques
-Cloud Services
-Enterprise integration patterns and tooling.
-Design and/or development of applications in a multi-tiered/microservices environment using the Java language and related technologies
-Design and/or development of applications in an Oracle 12c database environment and related technologies - Oracle Forms, PL/SQL
-Design of data stores using SQL and/or NoSQL database technologies - Oracle, MongoDB
-Web services design and/or development - SOAP / REST
-Design and/or development of applications that use synchronous and asynchronous integration patterns
-CI/CD techniques

Other skills / qualities / experience
*Experience in providing estimates/sizing
*Excellent written communication skills including technical writing
*Excellent verbal communication skills including presenting to small and large groups
*Ability to self-start and to work autonomously as well as in a team

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