Enterprise Solutions Architect

Location: Wallington, Surrey Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Simon Kiely

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Wallington, Surrey

Enterprise Solutions Architect needed for a leading organisation based in Wallington, Surrey who are looking to employ an experienced Enterprise Solutions Architect responsible for architectural solution design and planning approaches that meet business and IT requirements with an in-depth knowledge in Azure cloud and Microsoft technologies

The successful Enterprise Solutions Architect will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

* Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum
* Up to 25 days annual holiday
* Pension Plan
* Career Progression
* Cycle to work scheme
* Season ticket loan
* Flexible working

Some of the main duties of the Enterprise Solutions Architect will include:

* Engage with the business and IT stakeholders to get alignment and consensus on business objectives and priorities, and to develop the business architecture and capability road map delivering business objectives
* Delivering and agreeing an appropriate IT response encompassing target systems architectures, system roadmap, application standards and investment strategy
* Providing expertise and recommendations for major transformation area
* Gaining adherence to the application standards and EA roadmap
* Driving innovative use of technology
* Being the recognised enterprise architect providing leadership and consultancy across the IT organisation
* Govern the compliance of project designs to EA principles and standards
* Creating systems architectural solutions and conceptual designs for strategic programmes (blue prints)
* Bridge the gap between business problems and technology solutions
* Create an architecture vision and roadmap for the products on which you are working
* Working closely with business managers and the Technology Team to develop and refine product backlogs
* Identifying candidate technologies to help solve business problems
* Producing high level designs for delivering product changes
* Working closely with Technical Leads to ensure that the low-level designs and ultimately what is delivered, reflect your vision.
* Ensuring that the solution architecture is in line with the overall architecture strategy
* Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer to help formulate the Technology Strategy

In order to be the successful Enterprise Solutions Architect and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* Extensive IT experience of which majority of experience ideally in Enterprise / Solution Architecture or Systems / Technical architecture roles
* Background in software engineering or systems integration / client solution implementation experience is desirable
* Pragmatic approach to solution architecture with strong problem-solving skills. Holistic solution architecture skills are essential i.e. ability to analyse, define and influence business architecture domain, Information Systems (application and data architecture) architecture and Information Technology architecture domains to deliver holistic solutions
* Experience managing solution architecture workstream on medium-large size projects and programmes is essential
* Ability to be a hands-on technical expert and play a more generic Solution Architecture role on projects is essential
* Good understanding of strategic IT planning and Enterprise Architecture methodologies / frameworks is desired. Preferably TOGAF (or equivalent) certified
* Strong technical skills in Azure cloud and Microsoft technologies is essential (not purely infrastructure, but application design and delivery in Azure cloud and awareness of Azure infrastructure services)
* Knowledge and architect-level exposure to wider systems/technology exposure (e.g. Finance systems, HR systems, CRM systems implementation and integration) is desirable but not essential
* Experience of one or more leading architecture modelling tools is desired but not essential
* Strong understanding of delivery methodologies and IT service management is essential
* Good understanding of the IT security domain for secure application development and application delivery is essential
* Insurance and/or financial services sector experience is desirable
* Continuous learner, ability to learn new technologies, tools and patterns. Good awareness and understanding of modern IT practices and capabilities (e.g. CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code, micro services, API integrations, AI or machine learning)
* Recognised project management certification (e.g. PRINCE2, AGILE or SCRUM) desirable
* Experience of change management & control
* Experience of risk & issue management

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Enterprise Solutions Architect to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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