Solution Architect, South East England

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: IT & Digital
Location: South East England
Job type: Contract

Job Description

Solution Architect - Project Delivery - IT Strategy - Data Architecture - Data Protection
Bury St Edmunds

Solution Architect required on an initial 6 month contract to join the Projects and Development department of a large and dynamic organisation.

The purpose of the role is to support the implementation of quality IT solutions that create business opportunities and maximise business benefits through careful optimisation of system, business process (including continuous improvement) and management information changes.
This role will enable current and future business needs to be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile and adaptable manner.

Responsibilities

- Support the New Request process by researching and recommending pragmatic technical solutions; highlighting any technical considerations for solution delivery
- Support the Project Delivery process by working on a range of IT and business initiatives to deliver solutions to meet the business opportunities
- Working with the business analysts Head of Projects, BI & Development, the project teams and the business, to research IT solutions on the market for particular technical requirements and business needs
- Creating and updating the solution and technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and up-coming vendor products and solutions
- Creating the Data Architecture relevant to the product being selected and understanding the relationships between the data and the processes, and architecting that meets GDPR requirements
- Developing policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development implementation and use of IT within the company where a gap is identified
- Collaborating with all relevant parties in order to review the objectives and constraints of each solution, recommending the most suitable technical architecture and defining the solution at a high level

Skills

- Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, applications and system engineering
- Ability to process information quickly and accurately and work independently to propose solutions to problems
- Great commercial acumen with a creative problem solving approach
- Ability to find effective technology solutions to business problems
- Ability to provide clear, simple, unambiguous and well-structured communication; dealing confidently with all areas and levels within our business
- Meet customers’ needs whilst setting achievable expectations and designing pragmatic solutions
- Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
- Knowledge of Data Protection, GDPR legislations and Privacy by Design

Experience

- Must have experience of the Retail/ Hospitality/ FMCG sectors
- Significant experience of providing the technical lead for major technology implementations
- Experience in third party supplier management
- Experience of working within a framework of IT Governance, Technical Design Authority and Change Advisory Boards
- Strongly customer and business focused with exceptional stakeholder management skills
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
- Able to engage the IT technical team with great enthusiasm
- Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
- Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment

If this is an opportunity of interest? If so please contact Emma Crabtree at the Manchester office for further details.
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emma.crabtree@drnewitt.com

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