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IT Solution Architect

Posted on Jul 21, 2019 by CV-Library

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£50k - £50k Annual
One of the UKs largest service stations are searching for an experienced Solution Architect who is working towards their next step to becoming an Enterprise Architect.

Client Details

One of the UKs largest service stations are searching for an experienced Solution Architect who is working towards their next step to becoming an Enterprise Architect.


Job purpose - IT Solution Architect:

This role would suit an experienced Solutions Architect who wants to take the next step in their career towards an Enterprise Architect position. This role works with the IT Team and the business to identify, plan, design and deliver Transformation Architecture across the company.

This role will be responsible for high-level business, data, application and technical architecture designs within a Retail/Hospitality industry.

Responsibilities - IT Solution Architect:

Ensure that project/product technical options are considered and recommended approaches are clearly designed with valuable solutions. All project/product technical issues and risks should be managed appropriately and resolved

Be the central point of contact on architecture matters, liaising with all stakeholders such as; from business leads to technical infrastructure teams, data, integration, security, service introduction and solution designers, both locally and with Group teams.

Provide the structured technical framework within the IT solutions should be designed and subsequently delivered, driving forward the solution delivery and any impact assessments, evaluations, product selections and POC's as required

To be responsible for the ownership or/and construction of the technical architecture for an entire enterprise

To understand the direction of the business, its imperatives, its future challenges and how these may be supported by an appropriate overarching IT architecture and principles

Understand the current or "as is" state of the IT architecture and the path required to move this to the future "to be" state recognising that this target will constantly be moving away

Determining the approach to IT architecture including the appropriate architectural framework(s), methods(s), model(s), policies, standards and principles that will be adopted throughout the enterprise

Support the senior management of the company in understanding the risks, dependencies and issues that exist with respect to current and future state architectures and the impact that these may have on the business

To be responsible and accountable for ensuring that enterprise solutions align to a consistent set of architecture principles, policies and procedures. To ensure that governance arrangements across the enterprise are rigorously applied.

Support the Enterprise team on the agreed roadmaps strategy and technical recommendations and evaluationsKey Stakeholders - IT Solution Architect:



Retail Operations (Site Operations, Site Finance)


LegalPerformance Measures - IT Solution Architect:

Quality and standardisation of Documentation

Solution Design and Performance

Business value in what was delivered

Projects meet the objectives of the business case

Best possible solution to the problem they are trying to solve delivered

Reusability of processes & deliverables

Number of changes request and development rework


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience - IT Solution Architect:

Qualified to a degree level in a Development and Technology discipline (e.g. Computing Engineering, Computer Science, Software Development, Business Analysis, etc.) or demonstrate work experience at an equivalent level

Experience of developing and implementing enterprise solution architectural designs incorporating various types of technical infrastructure platforms, including Cloud, physical server, virtual server and SaaS in the delivery of transformational IT Projects.

A strong understanding and demonstrable experience of implementing network architecture within a secure environment through the use of Enterprise Modelling techniques such as UML, Technical Reference Model, etc.

Demonstrable experience in seeing the 'Big Picture' and supporting organisational objectives to move to a digitally excellent organisation

Familiar with contributing to and maintaining an Architecture repository with Architectural artefacts

Experience of the practical implementation of data security, access control and data protection principles and legislation

The ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) regarding architectural designs, and technological concepts to technical and non-technical staff. To present in a clear, succinct way, architectural concepts and designs to senior and technical stakeholders

Proven problem solving skills, with the ability to 'think outside the box' and deliver initially challenging functionality within compliance and security constraints

The ability to apply knowledge and experience to work independently and solve technical problems through well architected designs as well as adapting to and assimilating new technologies within your approach

Job Offer


Private healthcare

33 days holidays per year

Reference: 210452279

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