Solution Architect

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

OVERVIEW:

Learns to create and design broad technical infrastructure and information systems that define how servers, networks and storage systems work together to support the needs of the organization. Documents current state architecture, design ideal state architecture and develop plans and solutions to deploy new solutions that meet emerging business needs.

  • Infrastructure and Network Development and Maintenance: Design and select medium complexity storage, data center, network, and client/server environments to design solutions in line with industry best practice and provide a third-line point of escalation for appropriate global infrastructure solutions.
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Modernization: Deliver digital solution architecture services as assigned, preparing conceptual and logical architecture diagrams to align technical direction and document future state architectures.
  • Enterprise Architecture: Maintain an agreed set of enterprise architecture artifacts.
  • Analysis of Current vs. Future State: Document Current vs Future state processes and describe the changes required to migrate to the future-state capability to record accurately the change required.
  • Business Requirements Identification: Collect business requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews, document analysis, workshops, and workflow analysis to express the requirements in terms of target user roles and goals.
  • Horizon Scanning: Explore and develop a detailed understanding of external developments or emerging issues and contribute to the evaluation of their potential impact on, or usefulness to, the organization.
  • Software Development: Develop existing and new applications by analyzing and identifying areas for modification and improvement. Develop new applications and software that is fast, secure and reliable to meet defined requirements.
  • Feasibility Studies: Contribute to and support feasibility studies from a technological and organizational perspective, and document findings.
  • Information Security: Implement required security measures such as firewalls or message encryption, monitoring performance to notify cybersecurity experts of any problems.
  • Operational Compliance: Maintain and renew a deep knowledge and understanding of the organization’s policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, and ensure own work adheres to required standards.
  • Technical Developments Recommendation: Discuss and begin to recommend technical developments to improve quality of the website/portal/applications software and supporting infrastructure to better meet users’ ‘and/or business/performance/quality needs.
  • Ongoing Learning and Development: Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent level preferred
  • General Experience: Substantial general work experience together with comprehensive job related experience in own area of expertise to fully competent level. (Over 6 years to 10 years)
  • Managerial Experience: Experience of general supervision of more junior colleagues (7 to 12 months)

 

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