Lead Solution Architect - Design Authority

England, Berkshire, Reading
£65,000 - £75,000 per annum
14 May 2018
28 May 2018
James Barrett
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

Solution Architect - FTSE 100

FTSE 100 client is undergoing a high level of complex transformation. They need Solution Architects who can sell concepts to business and technology stakeholders, who have commercial acumen and can design and own an enduring solution for the business.

Client Details

FTSE 100 client based in the Thames Valley near Reading.


Lead Solution Architect - Design Authority

  • You'll be supporting the senior design authority on a project or programmes within the UK IT organisation
  • Ensure all solutions are in line with IT strategy and standards while maximising the return on IT investment
  • Work with a range of different people, from direct partners to 3rd party suppliers, to promote industry best practice models and champion compliance, reuse and efficiency
  • Maintain current and leading practice, making it your mission to identify opportunities to minimise overheads to OPEX budgets
  • Drive business critical projects and programmes whilst ensuring a long term solution
  • Be at the front end of bringing AI, Robotics, Cloud transformation to a traditional UK business looking to transform

Band C:

  • Will be design authority for a domain
  • Must understand EA and TOM
  • Be at the front end of projects
  • Accountability e2e of projects- functional and non functional
  • Must understand serviceability - run- support -fix costs! Test commerical acumen!
  • Must be able to demonstrate developing options and influencing decisions
  • Sell Solutions internally- presales experience would be good but
  • Must have lived with solutions so end user
  • Must be able to see past the project and deliver enduring solutions
  • Resource development of project architects (not management)
  • Positive, good attidude, doer
  • Complexity of stakeholders
  • Good people navigation
  • Not an order taker

They are looking at dev ops, cloud, robotics, AI.


Lead Solution Architect - Design Authority - FTSE 100

  • Track record of work as an autonomous Solution Architect in (ideally) both a consultancy and end user.
  • You will have owned the technical design authority for solutions in a complex and transforming organisation
  • You must be able to demonstrate working with senior and demanding stakeholders in a FTSE 250 or equivalent. The more complex and environment the better!
  • Presales experience is highly desirable but you must be able to demonstrate that you have lived with solutions in an end user or similar
  • Strong technical knowledge in one of applications, data, cloud technologies
  • Excellent commercial acumen looking at ROI and/or serviceability of solutions you design.

Job Offer

Lead Solution Architect - Design Authority

£65,000 - £75,000 + bonus + benefits + flexible working patterns + opportunity to transform a national icon

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