Contract for a Solution Architect till end of June 2021 with potential to extend.
Microsoft Tech Stack | ITIL
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Contract opportunity till the end of June 2021 with my government client - potential for extension.
As the Solution Architect you will be responsible as part of a team for delivering on the conceptual and logical technical aspects of technical solutions into my client's various different environments. The role will also be responsible for the architecture, documentation, pilot testing, integration, training of all other associated initiatives as directed.
Required skill set:
Tthe ideal applicant will be someone who satisfies the following: Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation cloud and hybrid on-premises-cloud solutions with a preference to the Microsoft technology stacks. Understands and can demonstrate low level tools, testing techniques, use of diagnostic software applicable to the success of the final solution. Demonstrable and solid experience with technical (solution) architecture and practical implementation of various solutions. Solid experience with ITIL and associated change control methods including operation transformation. Demonstrated relationship, communication and negotiation skills. Leads the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external, and internal customers. Takes full responsibility for the balance between functional, service quality and systems management requirements within a significant area of the organisation. Establishes assessment criteria for the appropriate selection of systems architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency. Ensures adherence to the appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international.) Within a business change programme, manages the target design, policies and standards, working proactively to maintain a stable, viable architecture and ensure consistency of design across projects within the programme Demonstrable experience in integrating with, and desirably extending, large and complex Identity & Access Management/Authentication services.
The contractor’s resources will also be required to work as directed and as required on similar projects and functions as they are scheduled or emerge throughout the term of the engagement.
The members of this team are expected to perform to the highest quality standard and operate with a high level of integrity within this large professional support team with a focus on delivering the client requirements and service excellence.
DELIVERABLES INCLUDING DOCUMENTATION:
Architectural Artefacts: from Conceptual through, Logical and Physical Architecture artefacts and related design documents
Solution Delivery Oversight: Working with vendors and internal development teams to ensure delivery of the solution to requirements and quality expectations
Candidate responses will be assessed for suitability against the following:
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Solution Architect demonstrating: Delivery of large enterprise cloud and hybrid (on-premises/cloud) solutions with a preference to the Microsoft technology stack. A developed understanding of the requirements of a large enterprise including considerations such as; external ICT providers, risk, data classifications, relevant policies, privacy and security, etc. Analysis and assessment skills in determining appropriate products, technical approaches and architectural patterns for large complex solutions. Technical quality oversight ensuring alignment to solution vision and enterprise standards
Proven/Demonstrated technical experience in: Utilising development, deployment, diagnostic, testing and monitoring tools and software. The proficient use of one or more current, popular development languages and their associated frameworks/libraries with a preference to those “friendly” to the Microsoft technology stack Solution design and delivery with complex integration requirements such as integration with vendor and on-premises large-scale solutions
Designs incorporating a large, complex and diverse identity footprint Leading, mentoring and guiding a team of technical developers (utilising methods/methodologies such as Agile and SCRUM) and engaging key stakeholders. Preparing and presenting complex (technical) development topics and strategic presentations to Executive Management, technical developers and key stakeholders. Researching and contributing to the preparation/development of strategic plans, project estimates, project briefs and any additional adhoc project documentation (e.g. Testing strategy and summary reports, as-built documentation, interface definitions)
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Solution Architect | ITIL | Cloud | Governance | Hybrid | Enterprise
Relevant IT Degree or equivalent experience
Post Graduate Diploma