Head of Solution Architecture

Recruiter
Kinect Recruitment Ltd
Location
Corsham, Wiltshire
Salary
£182499 - £208571/annum
Posted
14 Jan 2021
Closes
22 Jan 2021
Ref
1897405265
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Head of Solution Architecture - Contract - Wiltshire / with Remote Working

Excellent contract requirement for a Head of Solution Architecture to join a global consultancy.

The Key Responsibilities of a Head of Solution Architecture:

General:

* Deputy Director level, contribution to leadership team

* Experienced in Leading/Managing multi-faceted IT services solution architecture/design (including processes and governance)

* Has preferably worked directly for Central government, or in a role directly with central Government, non-Government experience also a plus

* Portfolio Governance

* Experience chairing technical authority

* Experience in providing technical governance over a large portfolio of programmes and projects

* Experience as a CTO beneficial

Technical Leadership:

* Decision making

* Track record in simplifying/cohering/converging a sizeable landscape

* Solution architecture leadership focussed on infrastructure (network, hosting, devices, end user services, service management, security, cyber)

* Champion of enterprise architecture and its role wrt solutions architecture

* Ability to influence enterprise architecture teams to provide relevant models for delivery

* Knowledge of engineering disciplines, agile and engineering life cycle

* Familiarity with current and emerging government and industry standards and patterns, tool choices for infrastructure

* Familiarity with latest technology trends, 5G, ZTA, cloud etc.

* Able to hold their own with 1* delivery leads and programme directors

Management:

* Matrix/functional management (upwards of a dozen)

* Experience of programme management

* Experience leading a team of architects

* Risk management

* Supplier management desirable

Commercial:

* Awareness of commercial process and ability to influence commercial stakeholders

Qualifications:

* MBCS/MIET. CEng/CITP desirable

* TOGAF or architecture framework (certification not essential but understanding and experience is)

* ITIL

* PRINCE/MSP/APMP desirable