Lead Solution Architect
Capita People Solutions
London, England, GB
2d ago

Vacancy description

Become a Lead Solution Architect with Capita People Solutions in London or Reading, your choice, travel between the two required!

We are now seeking a Lead Solution Architect to join our team to partner with business analysts and engineers to define the technical requirements, principles and models that generally guide all solution decisions for the ecosystem.

You are responsible for analysing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms to achieve business objectives, KPIs and Service Levels.

You look across applications, and consider infrastructure, to develop roadmaps that outline how solutions will be structured in the future.

What you will do :

  • Designs solution architecture in large or complex programs, including system and application designs, software and technical architecture, in accordance with strategies and objectives.
  • Works with all other architecture disciplines to create solution lenses for integration, infrastructure, security, data, application and process.
  • Provides expertise for the solution architecture team and other IT staff on a variety of issues in software designs, system architecture and solution-oriented technologies.
  • Creates and evaluates solution options with recommendations and rationale.
  • Designs solution roadmaps, and system and software architecture according to business strategies and solution architecture standards / processes.
  • Analyses client requirements and determining appropriate solutions to these requirements based on business needs.
  • Bridges the business analysis and technology teams to ensure fit for purpose solutions.
  • Oversees solution architecture programme and project outcomes, including hardware and software design; ensuring that each project phase meets overall requirements.
  • Leads the programme Design Authority ensuring business requirements and technical solutions are in accordance with architecture standards, and design specifications.
  • Communicates with clients and analyses business requirements and processes; making recommendations and leading in shaping future plans in solution architecture
  • Your experience will include :

  • Proven experience as a Solution Architect within ideally a defence environment
  • Conversant with up to date solution architecture methodologies
  • Appreciation of Scrum and Agile principles
  • Understanding of complex integration architectures based on SOA technologies, specifically Software AG.
  • Experience of TOGAF, and ideally MODAF as an architecture framework
  • Understanding and experience of Robotic Process Automation and User Experience Design
  • Understanding and experience of cloud migration strategies and supporting technologies, specifically MS Azure
  • Experience of working in a multi-layered security environment in the public sector
  • Ideally an understanding of Government Digital Services strategy, approach and key concepts, including GaaP (Government as a Platform), and specifically DaaP (Defence as a Platform) and disaggregated platform services design.
  • Ideally an understanding of common HR solution (HRS) capabilities / processes for payroll and pensions administration
  • Accreditation in industry-recognised qualifications and standards (including but not limited to TOGAF, Archimate) is desirable but not essential
  • You will have the leadership skills and gravitas to operate comfortably with senior colleagues, up to and including Executive Officer level
  • Personable and pro-active professional, able to demonstrate full commitment to providing exceptional customer care and service in all activities
  • Excellent levels of time management and personal organisation; able to multi-task
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and orally
  • Outcome focussed and able to make tactical decisions, within their area of discretion, to ensure that the overall business aims are met in full;
  • You will be familiar operating in complex and large-scale organisational environments, and will bring career experience in one or more of large operational, managed services, outsourcing or consulting businesses
  • You will be a highly effective influencer of senior colleagues, with the emotional intelligence to match the intellectual skills required to ensure consistent application of functional standards, whilst remaining empathetic to the challenges the organisation face in delivering solutions for large programme and projects effectively
  • About People Solutions

    People Solutions are part of Capita Plc, the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions.

    Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential.

    With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

    What’s in it for you?

    At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration with colleagues, customers and clients is what makes us so effective at what we do.

    As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you holidays, company matched pension scheme, medical and life cover as well as a bonus and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options.

    These include a share save scheme, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

    You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless.

    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 Catherine Gander on 07725619116 or Catherine.

    gander capita.co.uk for guidance.

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