Senior Solution Architect x2

Location UK / UK

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1421656

 Job Description

The role of the Solution Architect requires a wide range of technical knowledge to help drive the technology strategy for the customer and is not just skilled in a specific area of information technology.

Become a Senior Solution Architect with Capita IT & Networks (UK Nationwide):

A superb opportunity for Senior Solutions Architects to take Enterprise level customers through their Cloud journey! Exciting times for Capita IT & Networks as we drive for growth and deliver better outcomes for our customers.

This is a Senior Solutions role with a focus on Cloud technologies (Azure and/or AWS) that will require engaging directly with C-level customers in support of the clarification or shaping of needs; definition of requirements and priorities, identification of solution options and development of solutions.

Due to significant growth and transformation, we now have 2 newly created positions within our Solution Architecture team. You will be responsible for designing end to end solutions and providing governance for the overall design in conjunction with delivery partners.

The role of the Solution Architect requires a wide range of technical knowledge to help drive the technology strategy for the customer and is not just skilled in a specific area of information technology. The role requires an ability to share and communicate ideas verbally and in writing, to executive staff, business sponsors, and technical resources in clear concise language.

These positions will be located out of the nearest Capita ITS UK office, with some travel to customer and other sites in the UK required from time to time. We also operate a flexible working environment.

What you will do:

  • For the governance and design of a complete solution from inception through delivery to handover.
  • To work with Business Architects and Analysts to ensure what is proposed is both fit for purpose and meets the core business needs.
  • To direct a number of other Technical Design, Application and Network & Communications Architects during the design and delivery phase.
  • To assist with the coordination of other technical SME’s to support the delivery and implementation phases of a programme or project.
  • To understand the challenges and complexities that exists within each stream or area of a programme and be able to integrate these activities.
  • Promote co-operation and facilitate coordination of all technical and non-technical streams within a programme to achieve the successful delivery of an integrated solution.
  • Be an excellent communicator and comfortable at explaining and presenting both solutions and rationale for decision making to a technical and non-technical audience via documentation and presentations.
  • Provide consultancy to determine and understand the dependencies that exist between technical and non-technical components across streams.
  • Support the project / programme manager/Director in understanding the risks, dependencies and issues that exist and the impact that these may have on the project / programme.
  • Understand what the project / programme will deliver from a business and benefits perspective and to advise on areas where this in not congruent with the proposed solution.

About you:

  • Proven Solution Architecture experience
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of solution areas such as transformation and migration, security, business analysis, applications, integration and infrastructure, service management, including trends in the current marketplace and understands how these interact to arrive at a solution.
  • Expert in using architectural principles and frameworks.
  • Good cloud technolgies with azure and/or aws
  • Significant experience of adopting and enforcing governance and assurance methods
  • Experience of designing & implementing solutions as part of multi-stream change programmes.
  • Working in an IT Outsource environment involved in transition of new customers.
  • Working on the transformation of the IT estate into target architecture. In particular Desktop refresh transformation programmes involving Windows 7, App-v, SCCM 2012 and virtualisation of server infrastructure.
  • Working in large change programmes in a leadership role involving key integration of some of the leading technology supplier and their products (e.g. Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Cisco, SAP, Google etc.).

About Capita IT & Networks

Capita IT & Networks are a division of Capita plc, delivering a portfolio of IT infrastructure and network solutions covering everything from strategic and technical consulting, through to full outsourced solutions. We’re currently one of the top five providers in the industry, and a market leader within the UK public sector with the number one market share in local government, education and health. We need your technical know-how to support us in offering our exceptional, scalable range of capabilities.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply – you can contact or 07864993543 for guidance.

Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

To apply for this position please click here