Solutions Architect

Job Title: Solutions Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus, pensions, healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5904
Contact Name: Alexander Lewis
Contact Email: alewis@venquis.com
Job Published: January 23, 2017 10:53

Job Description

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Technical Skills:

  • 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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