Junior Solutions Architect

Location: Suffolk Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Gautam Raval

Junior Solutions Architect

My client is a Tier 1 construction services company based in London who are recruiting for a Junior Solutions Architect.

Junior Solutions Architect Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive Family Friendly Policies
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension matching scheme
  • Discount on selected retailers and gyms
  • Voluntary benefits such as; cycle to work, child care vouchers

Junior Solutions Architect Role:

  • The Junior Solutions Architect's role will be to strategically design and implement in-house or supplied information systems and networked software architectures that support core organisational functions and assure their high availability.
  • This individual will gain organisational commitment for all systems and software plans, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans.
  • In addition, the Junior Solutions Architect provides technical leadership across the organisation, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level.

Junior Solutions Architect Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

  • Design and implement long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining corporate systems and software.
  • Ensure that proposed and existing architectures are aligned with organisational goals and objectives.
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Architects, and software development teams.
  • Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Where applicable, design, develop, and oversee implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.
  • Document the company's existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Review new and existing systems design projects and procurement or outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural plans.
  • Confer with end-users, clients, or senior management to refine/define business and non-functional requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development.
  • Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop and manage a systems capacity plan.
  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardising systems and software as necessary.
  • Support the delivery of solutions and/or changes when needed, even if not involved directly with the solution or change.
  • Provide guidance to junior members of the team.
  • Provide as cover to other team members, and make decisions in their absence, when required.

Junior Solutions Architect Essential Skills:

  • Entry to 3 years of work experience as a Solution Architect.
  • Experience in developing strategic systems architecture plans.
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Experience in systems and network design and development.
  • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems, including Windows and Linux/UNIX based operating systems.
  • Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards, including Cloud based services.
  • Knowledge of programming languages, including scripting and OOD languages.
  • Knowledge of software/system evaluation principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of project planning and management experience.
  • Experience in using tools to develop artefacts, including Visio, MS Office Products, etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

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