Solutions Architect

Essex Temporary £600 - £650 per day Hybrid working
  • Designing technical, data management, security and business solutions
  • Solutions Architecture Role preferably working providing public services

About Our Client

My client - an organisation in the Public Sector and Government industry are looking for a Solutions Architect fully remote on an initial 6-month contract!

Job Description

The successful candidate for the Solutions Architect - Public Sector 6-month contract role will fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Designing technical, data management, security and business solutions that successfully translate user requirements in to effective and efficient operationally viable technology to support the successful operation of business requirements and services for the public.
  • Ensuring that enterprise wide and specific business solutions are designed to align correctly to architectural principles and technical architecture to ensure standardisation, simplification, sharing and re-use.
  • Applying policies, standards and good practices when designing solutions to ensure compliance between business and technology plans and enterprise transformation activities in support of business operations.
  • Adherence to technical standards and principles to inform solutions design and ensuring they are correctly employed in all technical initiatives to achieve commonality of solutions design and implementation which reduces cost and creates a more efficient and easily maintained technology environment.
  • Contributing as a technology subject matter expert to the delivery of technical innovation which gives advantage to the organisation by capturing and prioritising market and environmental trends, business plans and objectives, and identifying the business benefits of alternative approaches ensuring alignment to the enterprise architecture.
  • Provision of expert technical advice and guidance to the Commercial Team to ensure suppliers and procured products adhere to the enterprise architecture and principles of operation.
  • Works collaboratively by providing technical expert advice and guidance to business partners, operational teams and suppliers to develop and present business cases, for high-level initiatives, approval, funding and prioritisation.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
  • Budgetary responsibility (direct or indirect impact): Indirect responsibility and influence of budgets of more than £1M dependent on transformation programme designs Influencing savings of up to £5M.
  • People management (including direct reports): None
  • Breadth of role (level, contacts, impact on the the organisation): Influencing internal stakeholders and multiple external stakeholders. The role will have critical and defining input to complex projects which impact significantly across the organisation and carry high reputational risk.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for the Solutions Architect- Public Sector and Government contract role the candidate must present evidence of the following:

  • Evidence of CPD that meets defined SFIA V& competencies.
  • Able to demonstrate strong experience in a Solutions Architecture Role preferably working within a large Local Authority or with a private sector organisation providing Public Sector Services.
  • Demonstrate a track record of successfully working within effective teams delivering Business Solutions that have been proved successful in meeting complex business requirements and in enabling standardisation, simplification, sharing and re-use in the design of technical and business solutions.
  • Accredited to TOGAF 9.2 and must have demonstrable understanding and capability to employ supporting frameworks and methodologies including ArchiMate, BPMN, COBIT and IT4IT
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding and capability to work within relevant ICT related standards including IITIL V3, ISO/IEC 38500, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 22301, ISO/IEC 20000, PRINCE2 and MSP
  • Strong customer service, written, verbal communication and presentational skills
  • Experience in the use of Enterprise Modelling tools and methods such as EA Sparx and Orbus iServer and developing systems in line with GDS and Cyber Security Group guidelines.
  • SharePoint.
  • Intune.
  • Office 365.
  • 365 Federation.
  • LAN/ WAN.
  • Social Care and Health Integration, Property management, Highways, Payments systems, Enterprise Service management tooling).
  • Azure Synapse and Analytics.

What's on Offer

  • 6 month remote contract inside IR35 paying up to £650 daily.
  • Opportunity to contribute back to the public in delivering scope of work for the organisation.
  • Solutions Architecture experience paramount.
David Burrows
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2124

Job summary

Job function
IT Architecture
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
David Burrows
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2124
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Job Nature
Hybrid working