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Solution Architect - 6 month contract in Horsham - £425 a day

Solution Architect - 6 month contract in Horsham - £425 a day

Posted 23 May by Incite Insight Ended

Our Client is looking for a Solution Architect who also has extensive experience in an infrastructure role.

  • Actively promote the alignment of solution delivery to the technical strategy and data principles.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the technical and development standards and approach.
  • Provide direction and consultancy for the enterprise in all aspects of solutions architecture and governance, including development and maintenance of a reference architecture.
  • Organise and maintain Technical Design Authority processes to discuss, evaluate and approve proposed technical solutions and changes to the Society's IT architecture.
  • Act as a coordinator and technical consultant on major project activity, providing technical design authority for the project.
  • Review and feedback on captured business requirements ensuring they are in line with technical strategies and technically fit for purpose.
  • Review and feedback on tender and procurement documentation ensuring any proposed solutions and/or vendors are technical appropriate.
  • Develop technical design documents and proposed implementation guidance in support of projects.
  • Consider the support implications of any new technology or technical solution.
  • Where appropriate assist in making tactical decisions, ensuring they are informed by the technical strategy and a path to bring exceptions back into the road map are agreed.
  • Work with third party Architects, where appropriate to ensure technical delivery of the project.
  • Provide expertise and identify technical opportunities in support of feasibility studies.
  • Conduct own research and development into IT solutions and technologies to ensure they are technically appropriate and 'fit for purpose.
  • Contribute, develop and evolve the Society's technical and information security strategies and their corresponding roadmaps. Defining the Technical Strategy to achieve the Society's goals based on published business strategies.
  • Recommend, influence and inform strategic and tactical planning to ensure compliance within the technical strategy and data principles.
  • Improve the quality, consistency and governance of reference and operational data in the Society in compliance with information security best practices.
  • Support and mentor technical colleagues in current and future technology.
  • Develop skills and understanding of emerging technologies, and monitor progression to readiness for the Society.
  • Highlight the usage of technologies used by other organisations
  • Prototype new ideas and concepts.
  • Horizon scan technology offerings and concepts and maintain an informed view of their application in the Society.
  • Promote relevant innovation opportunities to IT leadership and where appropriate wider stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities for platform and technology improvement and further exploitation to inform future planning where appropriate.
  • Maintain expert status on technology currently used in the Society and in the future.

Must have experience of the following -

- WAN design - MPLS; SDWAN; IP/VPN

- Virtualisation - VMware/Cisco UCS

- Storage

- VOIP telephoney (SIP)

- Wireless Solutions

- Windows 10/Active Directory Roll Outs

Any of the below -

Cloud Infrastructure experience (preferably GCP); Firewall Technologies; Application Deployment (SCCM)

Required skills

  • WAN
  • Active Directory Experience
  • Cisco VoIP
  • SCCM
  • Virtualization

Reference: 33679375

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