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Senior Solutions Architect

  • London
  • £46000 - £75238 per annum + + benefits package
  • Permanent

£48,331-£75,238 + Civil Service Pension. Hybrid working (currently 1 day per week), flexible working hours (9 day fortnight)


Our leading London-based public sector client is recruiting a Senior Solutions Architect - Software who will share the responsibility for the digital transformation and be the design authority on a project team, designing solutions in line with Reference Architecture.


You will have a software development background, with experience in writing .NET applications and architecting the bigger-picture solution.


You will ensure a project's overall technical design meets user needs and acceptance criteria, whilst conforming to time and budget constraints.


Key Responsibilities



  • Design technical services or plan system integration, selecting necessary platforms and technologies to meet project requirements and user needs.

  • Use agile methods and enjoy working collaboratively with departments and multidisciplinary teams.

  • Design solutions, including data storage and security, in line with reference architecture.

  • Collaborate and network with infrastructure, security, data and operations colleagues.

  • Implement a Microservice Shared Service Architecture.

  • Create and maintain clear and concise architecture documentation and designs.

  • Provide Solution Architecture solutions to the Technical Leads and Developers to enable them to design the Technical Architecture and implement the solution.

  • Build and maintain technical roadmaps, looking ahead for future opportunities or blockers and ensuring decisions by development teams align with the strategy.

  • Encourage communication across multiple development teams to identify strategic requirements and dependencies.

  • Contribute to the Technical Design Authority.

  • Enable a positive technical culture, applying agile methods to development and completing quality assurance practices.

  • Advise product managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of current user stories, as well as those in the backlog.

  • Help enable the reuse of patterns, tools, and components across the whole government service landscape.


Experience required:



  • Proven levels of technical knowledge for designing, implementing and supporting technology architecture across a broad range of Microsoft technologies

  • Strong experience in the full software development lifecycle (SDLC), including the management of architecture and development phases

  • Recent experience with cloud technology architectures (predominately Azure).

  • Good working knowledge of software development methodologies including Agile or SCRUM.

Desirable:


  • Strong previous experience in applying IT security to technology architecture and software lifecycles

  • Experience working with CRM/XRM Software experience such as Salesforce.

Benefits:


Pension - employers contributes 28% to civil service pension


30 days annual leave after 2 years


Excellent training and development opportunities


Hybrid working (currently 1 day per week), flexible working hours and family friendly policies

Niall Bree
Point of contact
Niall Bree
Business Manager
07876 233 246 0141 410 1008