Solutions Architect required for a 6 month contract (likely to extend) based in West Sussex. (Remote working initially) Working for a leading Utilities organisation as Solution Architect you will provide solutions consultancy services to support the delivery of IT Solutions Delivery including on a number of Engineering and Construction projects DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide architectural oversight and support for the application environment To meet and maintain required Non-Functional Requirements and future needs including Capacity planning, availability, performance, house-keeping, monitoring Leading technical teams as appropriate in application development/support activities Maintaining Functional and Non-Functional Requirements Architecting new IT Solutions as required Liaising with 3rd party product providers to understand future enhancements, product roadmaps, new developments and communicate as required to business, user and IT Stakeholders Documenting solution architecture Assist in deploying applications to internal and external customer facing environments. Coaching the application support and infrastructure support teams Analysing and recommending service quality improvement activities Assist in other solutioning activities as required by the Technical Design Authority function Designing and maintaining the application solution delivery and infrastructure environment Liaising with 3rd party product providers to understand future enhancements, product roadmaps, new developments and communicate as required to business, user and IT Stakeholders Reviewing proposals to enhance or modify the configuration or functionality of Firewalls, Servers, applications, databases and other critical elements of the infrastructure Documenting solution architecture Essential knowledge/Experience Relevant technical experience managing, developing and upgrading applications, within application/solution design Strong technical aptitude. Experience with Business Process Analysis erience of end-to-end application solution architecture/design methods and patterns for example design in areas such as COTS, Web/Digital, operational technologies, Back Office and Front Office Architecture of medium complexity enterprise solutions Experience in product evaluation, gap-fit analysis, design, delivery and support Experience in Windows, virtualised hardware and VM (eg Citrix) environments Experience with working with external 3rd party product providers Experience in deployment of applications into hosted/data centre environments and associated configuration of application and infrastructure Ideally have exposure or experience in ITIL This position is to start ASAP and will pay between £600 - £675 per day Ltd/umbrella (outside of IR35) depending on your level of experience Networkers acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc. Gattaca Plc provides support services to Networkers and may assist with processing your application.
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