A Solution Architect is required to work client-side within project team, as technical lead for a project, define, realise and manage all functional, non-functional requirements, manage emerging technical debt, ensure prioritisation of solutions technical requirements, own technical solutions, including technical components, code and infrastructure, and third party licenses/services, ensuring the solution's resilience and performance. This role is initially to the end of March with a strong possibility of extension.
Essential Skills and Experience:
*Comprehensive experience of solution architecture and demonstrable success aligning IT with business, managing the delivery of associated technical services, solutions and architectures, and the associated technologies and architectural artefacts
*Familiarity of modern open source development tools and languages (e.g: Java / Typescript / .net) running on cloud platforms such as AWS.
*Recognised skills in software engineering, dev ops, platform engineering and delivering cloud-based services.
*Thorough understanding of and experience of working within the software development lifecycle using agile delivery techniques
*Experience of leading teams of developers from a technical and design perspective.
*Extensive experience with cloud hosting platforms, primarily AWS and Azure.
*Experience in application of architecture best practice and governance in application rationalisation, application development and integration, as well as the selection and integration of solutions in the process of modernisation.
*Experience in translating technical concepts between software engineering, delivery management and service management.
*Extensive knowledge of architectural concepts and methodologies and design standards / patterns
*Experience making and guiding effective decisions, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached, with the ability to understand and resolve technical disputes across varying levels of complexity and risk
*Experience working with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into technical designs through an iterative process, aligning the user need with the system requirements and organisational objectives.
*Experience of looking beyond the immediate technical problem and identify the wider implications.
*Have an awareness of IT security (network, host and application) and implications/application for IT solutions, broader IT market trends and the ability to translate theory into practice.
*BCS qualifications in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture to Practitioner level.
*Relevant Agile qualifications e.g. Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner
*Relevant security qualifications.
*Understanding of Architectural approaches such as Service Oriented Architecture and approaches espoused in the Government Digital Service Manual.
*Knowledge of Puppet, Ansible and Terraform and other automation technique and practices.
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.
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