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Principal Solutions Architect

Brighton, Sussex
£90,000 to £100,000
Job Type
4 Nov 2021
Planet Forward have recently been engaged by a leading organisation who provide technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global Aerospace / Aviation industry. This fantastic business is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to join the team in Brighton on a permanent basis.
Position Overview:
The Senior/Principal Solutions Architect will develop and deliver conceptual designs and technical architectures suited to a variety of products, customers and market needs. The individual will be acknowledged as a thought leader within the ATI, credible and comfortable when engaging with C-level executives of both a technical and non-technical disposition.
Duties & Responsibilities:
* Provision of the technical solution architecture for capital program initiatives.
* Leading, and collaborating with, other members of the Engineering team in the development of technical architecture proposals that adopt best practices and employ industry architecture frameworks.
* Provide technical solution designs for customer and market opportunities in situations where the technical sales support function does not have the requisite knowledge.
* Employing and applying a deep knowledge of cloud platforms and the core capabilities of cloud service providers (e.g. serverless architectures) in designing and implementing contemporary architectural solutions.
* Develop business, application, systems, data, services and solution architectures.
* Architect, plan and implement cloud applications incorporating modern application architectures and satisfying all applicable cybersecurity considerations.
* Designing a target technical architecture for the Airports business unit's portfolio of products and services.
* Devising technical product roadmaps depicting the steps anticipated to migrate from the current state to the targeted future state.
* Engaging with senior customer executives, generating technical proposals and solutions to their business problems, sharing and refining these with them in a collaborative fashion.
* Identifying and researching contemporary technologies that may be applicable in addressing product and market needs.
* Making technology choices and proposals that consider the wider business context, risks, opportunities and constraints.
* Fulfilling the role of technical liaison between Global Product Management (the BU, and the Engineering team.
* Deliver cost efficiencies by migrating the product portfolio over time towards a common target architecture where it makes sense to do so.
* Partnering with product management teams in the technical elaboration of proposed product investments so that initial estimates for inclusion in the capital budget planning process can be made.
* Ensuring that design and development work undertaken by others within the Engineering team is aligned to the approved technical architecture for a given project/program.
* Conducting and participating in journey mapping with business and technology stakeholders to ensure a cohesive cross-channel user experience.
* Applying human-centered Design Thinking principles to clearly establish workflow and functions based on roles and personas.
* Plan, design and review the construction of APIs, providing direction and guidance that ensure compliance with standards and requirements.
Key Requirements:
* Experience with cloud architectures, tools, technologies, processes and providers is essential.
* Broad domain level architectural understanding of contemporary application architectures, cloud computing, DevSecOps, IT infrastructure, networks, IT governance and IT security.
* Experience of working with a range of different technologies and/or products addressing rules engines, database management systems, data lakes, data modelling and data analytics.
* Experience with architecting security designs in compliance with security regulations.
* Experience with Agile and other SDLC methodologies.
* Knowledge of hyper-converged technology, containerization, and serverless services
* Experience in systems design, programming, implementation and integration of complex distributed IT solutions.
* Experience with a wide range of software architectures, platforms and tools including: Service Oriented Architecture, Software as a Service, Web Services, Java, Portal technology, JavaScript, HTML, etc.
* The ability to depict and convey understanding of technical architecture using a wide range of design notations and artifacts, as applicable to the audience.
* Comfortable with presenting at customer-facing events and situations.
* Ability to clearly communicate their ideas to designers and developers, securing and sustaining their buy-in.
* Willing and able to travel extensively.
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch for a confidential conversation on (phone number removed).
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  • Job Reference: 415030420-2
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Planet Forward Ltd
    Planet Forward Ltd
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Salary: £90,000 to £100,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent