Solution Architect - MS Azure - Central Manchester - PERM
An experienced Solution Architect is required to join an IT Architecture Team to assist in the delivery of a Technology Transformation Programme which is focussed on modernising current systems underpinning mission critical capabilities. You will work within this programme in partnership with our internal teams and partnered IT service provider to ensure the future solution is fit for purpose and successfully delivered on Microsoft Cloud based (Azure) technologies.
A background in bespoke application / software development rather than a bias on pure infrastructure / desktop architecture experience would be ideal.
*Highly skilled and knowledgeable across architectural areas compromising Application, Information, Technology and Solution domains, specifically in the Microsoft Technology domain.
*Expert knowledge and understanding of current landscape assessment compromising of business processes and technologies leveraged.
*Expert knowledge and understanding of implementing technical change in existing IT landscapes, specifically with a wide breadth of architectural experience in modernising current IT landscapes, specifically the digitisation of business activities.
*Excellent communicator, able to engage internal colleagues, external partners and business stakeholders at all levels, ensuring clarity of requirements, the positioning of proposed solutions and securing the buy-in to the proposed solutions.
*Proven IT professional with demonstrable history at operating in a variety of roles throughout the systems delivery/support life cycle.
*Self-sufficient and dynamic individual who is able to hit the ground running, looking to achieve rapid results.
Key experience required to apply:
*Experience operating in a mixed mode environment of internal/external IT delivery capabilities.
*Excellent 3rd party vendor management skills, experience of operating in conjunction with large IT vendors.
*Governance/assurance of architectural designs, ensuring compliance to enterprise principles and technology strategy drivers.
*Governance of functional/non-functions requirements and delivery scope throughout the project life cycle.
*Business Process Analysis - ability to determine business processes and identify necessary requirements and considerations.
*Enterprise Applications frameworks - focus on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
*Strong Microsoft Technology background.
*Previous experience of designing and delivering solutions in Microsoft Azure (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).
*Previous experience of Azure components specifically: Azure SQL, Logic Apps, Service Fabric, Data Factory, Azure Storage, Application Insights etc.
*Utilising Microsoft BizTalk/Service Bus Integration.
The next 12/24 months key activities:
*Functional Requirements review to identify technical requirements and considerations.
*Other non-functional requirements capture and definition.
*Production and maintaining overall programme view - covering the corporate landscape and the systems to be replaced, including transition states.
*Identification of Architectural dependencies to inform the programme.
*Service Transition and Service Introduction definition and planning.
*Architectural ownership of design and delivery for corporate delivered projects.
*Architectural review and assurance of third party proposed designs.
Interviews w/c 9th April 2018, start date? ASAP or will wait for the right candidate.
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