Solution Architect - 1042

Location Havant
Salary £550 - £600 per day
Job type Contract
Discipline IT & Digital
Reference BBBH11677_1596126470

Solution Architect for 2 key mordern workplace projects - Skype to O365 migration and Application Obelence across on prem and clod environments.

Performs the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required to develop the solution architecture for projects. Focuses across more than one project at a time, while providing solution architecture on individual solutions. Create high level solution models and solution architectures, including solution patterns/blueprints, to guide solution decisions for the enterprise for assigned projects aligned to business requirements. Be the design authority on projects ensuring adherence to architecture and design standards and the target Architecture.
The Solution Architect role will help to fill the communication gap between Enterprise Architects and Infrastructure Architects. Also, by collaborating with the project management team, solution architects cover the risks of product misalignment with stakeholder requirements and ensure that the solution fits the defined purpose.

Enterprise Architecture
Solution Architecture
Infrastructure Architecture

Key Accountabilities
* Delivers high-level solution models and solution architectures in line with business requirements, organisation and industry standards
* Ensures compliance of all high-level solution models and solution architectures to the Target Architecture, roadmaps, architecture principles and standards
* Assesses the impact of business change requests on the existing architecture and support the prioritisation of these changes
* Provides direction and guidance on projects ensuring adherence to Architecture and Design standards and the Target Architecture
* Works with the project stakeholders to understand the business requirements so that recommended solution options provide the best fit against requirements and budget
* Creates solution options and solution architectures, ensuring any deviations to the standards are handled through the Architecture Governance process
* Be accountable for the viability of proposed solutions and provides direction, advice and guidance on the appropriate approach to the solution throughout the project
* Performs the design authority role on projects ensuring that the detailed designs and solutions delivered align to the solution architecture, managing and resolving any design issues as they arise

* Responsible for assisting in the establishment of an IT Architecture best practice, and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology.
* Manages activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design, and solution implementation.
* Reviews business context for solutions interpreting the SSE challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, (which may include RFIs, RFPs or prototype development), selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a roadmap for the selected solution.
* Communicates the architecture to the stakeholders and collaborates and coordinates with existing Infrastructure Architects in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures.
* Champions a structured approach to business application solutions.
* Directly assists in the development of a solutions architecture program including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for IT systems architecture.
* Assures solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the standards guidelines of technology solutions.
* Influences changes to standards when necessary.
* Assists Infrastructure Architecture team on solutions management and timing of financial spend for application solutions.
* Supports the architectural aspects of all application projects in peer IT portfolios.
* Directs the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability, and ownership.
* Develops and executes solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work.
* Provides analysis of security protection technologies as necessary.
* Responsible for assisting in the establishment of an IT Architecture best practice, and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology.

Technical skillset and Experience:
High level of proficiency with general toolsets including Excel (Power Queries, Pivot), Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
Skills and Experience:
* Extensive experience in designing and implementing Teams, O365, modern device management
* Additional experience in key supporting services, such as Azure AD, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Content Management
* Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new or existing technologies
* Strong communication skills, capable of explaining complex technical problems in a simple, structured and compelling way to business stakeholders
* Analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work under indirect supervision
* Broad understanding of information technology topics
* Effective interpersonal skills and collaborative management style to include teamwork and team building ability
* Comfortable with ambiguity and time spent outside of comfort zone acquiring new skills
* Flexible in a fast-paced dynamic environment with shifting roles and responsibilities
* Technically creative and open-minded

Technology awareness across a broad range of technologies, including:
* Licensing
* Active Directory
* Azure
* Networking / IP / DNS / DHCP / Routing / Firewalls / SDWAN / Telephony
* Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)
* SaaS / PaaS / Cloud technologies / Cloud Printing
* Modern Managed Device toolsets / Intune / Desktop Analytics / Autopilot
* Microsoft technologies - SQL / Biztalk / .NET / Dynamics / O365 / Cortex / TEAMS / TEAMS Telephony