Ensuring the firm’s strategy, the ISS strategy and market technology trends are aligned in the enterprise’s processes and systems.
The role is key in ensuring that the delivered IT solutions are of a high quality, secure, adhere to ISS policies and strategy as well as being ‘fit for purpose’.
Act as a technical authority on projects, representing the technical solution articulately across all levels
The Solution Architect will advise all areas of the ISS department and the business on architecture concepts and principles. This includes influencing key stakeholders towards changes which develop the technology platform inline with the strategy.
Examine areas of the ISS function, looking for opportunities to improve the services we offer to the Practice and our clients. whether that service improvement is seen as a quality/ productivity improvement or a cost reduction.
The Solution Architect identifies and defines product selections and influences product procurement. They govern the technology platform, providing guidance and endorsement for significant changes and new solution selection required by the business or ISS.
Brings strong business understanding to the technical delivery of ISS solutions
Specialist level IT knowledge in multiple IT core technology areas.
As an ISS Solution Architect, the role is accountable for:
Definition of Operating Systems standards and the creation of standard builds for their delivery by project teams
Ownership of monitoring requirements for hardware, application software and Operating Systems; delivered by internal systems or by service partner
Provide design endorsement and serve as the architecture authority for ISS, covering all architecture domains.
Maintain architectural and strategic trend knowledge of the following technology areas:
Maintenance and communication of architecture artifacts that are aligned with the aims of the Business and ISS strategy
Collaborate closely with ISS stakeholders in development of product roadmaps and strategy.
Ensure that projects implement change that is global in nature and adhere to appropriate regulatory/compliance requirements.
Exploit the technology platform identifying areas where technology can provide “competitive advantage”.
Research new technologies relevant to business goals and the technology platform.
Maintain an excellent knowledge of technology platform and communicate this to all areas of the business.
Design Authority Membership:
As core members of the ISS Design Authority team, The role is responsible for reviewing proposed solution designs and implementation plans to ensure that they are practical, achievable solutions to the problem. In this capacity the Solution Architect is responsible for the following:
Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required:
Practical and commercial experience in a strategic and/or development role within an IT systems driven environment.
A strong understanding and appreciation of mainstream technology and mainstream technology providers is essential.
Worked in an international organisation – appreciation of cultural differences and styles.
Understanding of the core concepts and key principles of software development.
Proven understanding of the techniques of system development and service management disciplines.
Experience of Enterprise Architecture and large scale systems design principles.
Strong written skills, in particular specification documents, technical authoring and procedures
Interest in technology and applications of technology; keeps up with advances in technology
Previous experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels.