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Solutions/Enterprise Architect

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    IT & Tech

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    Up to £660 per day

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    Eszter Katona

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    23 days ago

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Solutions/Enterprise Architect- Met Office

Looking for an experienced Solution Architect to oversea the architecture governance of the Met Office Digital tribe who are responsible for the Met Office web presence. The purpose of this area is to 'make our life-saving warnings and world-class weather and climate information accessible to the UK public through our user-focused digital services, to help them to stay safe and thrive.'

As such any candidate would need a minimum of 2+ years experience working as a Solution Architect in this domain field. This area is part in-sourced and part out-sourced. Experience working in such an environment would also be desirable.

They will be responsible for the
1. Architecture governance of this domain.
2. Working with product owners/delivery managers/tech leads to maintain delivery against the roadmap.
3. Managing the internal development team in this tribe.

Our Solution Architect role is mapped to the DDAT framework and as such the essential criteria for a Solution Architect is:

Leadership and Governance?- You can lead and mentor internal and external delivery teams with differing degrees of maturity working on concurrent deliveries. You collaborate with your colleagues to meet your area's goals in a secure sustainable manner. Have an agile driven mindset while being realistic to the internal constraints in any organisation. You can understand technical governance and participate in or deliver the assurance of a service.

Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical?- You can translate technical concepts relating to software engineering, delivery management and service management so they are understood by all.

Making and guiding decisions?- You can make and guide effective decisions, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached. You must have the ability to understand and resolve technical disputes across varying levels of complexity and risk

Strategy?- You can produce a strategy for technology that meets business needs. You can create, refine and challenge patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements.

Turning business problems into solution designs?-You can work with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into secure technical designs. You can create an optimal design through an iterative process, aligning the user need with the system requirements and organisational objectives.

Understanding the whole context??-You can look beyond the immediate technical problem and identify the wider implications. You can 'zoom out' in 3 dimensions: knowing relevant historical context and future impact; understanding how current work fits in broader strategies; and looking for deeper underlying problems and opportunities.

Solution design?- You explore different approaches to solving problems, applying technical knowledge and experience to create or design workable prototypes. You can create the specification and design of solutions to meet defined business and user needs and are able to visualise views and viewpoints to articulate the ideal service to meet user needs.