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Solutions Architect

Job Function:
IT
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:
 You will provide comprehensive and highly technical consulting and leadership to the business unit and IT management acting as a technical expert recommending the most efficient and cost effective solution/strategy for the system design throughout all phases of the change programme, development and implementation process.
 Working closely with the Development Technical Lead you will support the development team architecting, designing, and building a clearly defined solutions..
 Provide the following expertise and assistance for the programmes of work.
o Provide solution options based on defined requirements and create high-level solution designs
o Validate with the Head of IT the technical viability of proposed solutions, as required
o Act as the Design Authority on projects ensuring that the solution designs adhere to Architecture Standards and the detailed designs adhere to the signed off High Level Design
o Ensure all design documents are updated at the end of the project delivery

Knowledge and Experience

 Full accountability for the complete definition of the solution architecture and design for the group
 Experience of the associated design, optimisation which will integrate in a diverse technical estate
 An appreciation of Java and Integration Platforms will be favoured, with experience in these areas highly desirable.
 Knowledge of related web technologies and processes
 Web / eCommerce experience
 An appreciation for hardware will be key, as you will liaise with the third party outsourced infrastructure partner on the system architecture and how this integrates with the hardware.

Health & Safety:
 Ensures that all employees within department work in a safe manner
 Fully understands the fire, emergency and health & safety procedures of the workplace
 Ensures that all potential and real hazards are taken care of immediately, and are reported appropriately.
 Works in a safe and responsible manner, within the framework of legislation and workplace specific policies.

Miscellaneous:
 Is an ambassador for the brand
 Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct manager or senior management, including Head of Human Resources.
 Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
 Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
‘Passionate, Agile, Creative, Team’
 Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.