Solutions Architect - £80,000 - City of London
Solutions Architect required for a market leading underwriter based in the City. Massively high performance culture with fantastic rewards as a consequence - progression and training second to none.
Interact with a range of people, from highly technical software developers to Senior Executive stakeholders. This means the ability to change their style/approach is essential; Identifying what a particular stakeholder needs to know or is concerned about is critical to ensuring that projects address the major stakeholder concerns on an on-going basis.
Take ownership of a Solution Design and communicate it to all members of a project team. Technical, architectural, functional and impact and risk elements of the design need to be conveyed to technical and non-technical members; Presenting options, risks, recommendations in a language and a way that shows understanding and technical leadership is essential.
Interact with business domain experts and therefore must be comfortable acquiring and using business domain language and knowledge to convey concepts and recommendations.
Engage with and assist technical teams in delivering the Solution. From understanding testing requirements to being involved with the development of solution using a variety of technologies such as Java (and/or Microsoft .NET) the Solution Architect is required to be able to engage and operate across a broad range of technologies including relational database systems (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server), integration platforms (e.g. webMethods), application containers, web servers and basic infrastructure such as networking (firewalls, protocols).
Responsible for vendor engagement on a project; This means potentially, initial engagement, vendor selection, setting up delivery engagement, hand off to a project manager for statement of work,escalations etc.
Understanding of Architectural Process; the function of an Architecture Review Board, how to demonstrate architecture principle alignment, implementation governance.
Experience of service design (SOA, Microservices, ESB’s)
Data Modelling; conceptual, logical and physical schema separation
Object Oriented Design; use of UML or other suitable taxonomy to convey design.
Software Development (Microsoft .NET and/or Java)
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