Level

Any

Location

London, UK

Type

Contract

Salary

£ 400-500

Annapurna

Posted:

9 Jan 2019

Agency:

Annapurna

A leading private sector organisation based in London are looking for a Solution Architect for an initial 6-month contract, paying between £400 - £500p/d. The role is based in London; however, travel activity across the EMEA business areas is to be expected.

The purpose of Solution Architecture is to design technology solutions and support projects through the solution delivery process. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years' experience as a Solution Architect with experience in designing back office and front-end solutions in the transport, logistics or retail sector.This role has domain accountability for digital channels as these are a key area of change

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with stakeholders (both business & technology) to develop and shape architecture roadmaps that deliver against the company group strategies
  • Identifying and evaluating different technologies and new solutions as part of a procurement process
  • Translate business requirements (both functional and non-functional) into a solution, ensuring compliance with the enterprise architecture and the company's strategy, policies and standards
  • Assure that the implementation of architectures for complex systems leads to successful delivery and smooth transition to operation and support
  • Contribute to, promote and ensure a set of standard methods to define technical architectures to improve quality of deliverables, reduce development risks and improve management control of projects
  • Maintain, apply and share a broad industry and technology awareness to maintain best practice and be a recognised subject matter expert within the organisation

Accountability vs Responsibility

  • Reports to the head of Architecture accountable for the development and execution of the IT strategy delivering successful business change, innovation and IT delivery.
  • Translate business requirements (both functional and non-functional) into a solution, ensuring compliance with the enterprise architecture and the company's strategy, policies and standards
  • Review and approve all key architectural deliverables to ensure the solution is compliant with the architectural specification and with the company group standards
  • Take responsibility for identifying, quantifying and mitigating risks associated with the solution, to ensure effective control of technical risks
  • Monitor technical progress, informing project management of major technical issues and making recommendations on their resolution

Strategy (Defining vs Implementing)

  • Communicate at both project and strategic levels with customers, suppliers and users both internal and external
  • Assist in the preparation of technical programme/project plans
  • Communicate at both project and strategic levels with customers, suppliers and users both internal and external
  • Assist in the preparation of technical programme/project plans

This is an excellent opportunity to join a high profile organisation during a substantial period of change. Annapurna Change are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. Afonso Martins is the consultant officer for this vacancy.
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