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Solution Architect

 Mission

The solution architect is accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting Digital Delivery activities for creating deliverables that guide the developing direction for managing a portfolio of solutions in response to disruptive forces, and driving achieving targeted business outcomes. Solutions include systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services. He/she designs and leads the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on business strategy, business capabilities and business requirements.

 Tasks 

  • Leverage and use technology solutions to enable the organization's future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted outcomes. They facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes.
  • Provide consulting support to lead developers within projects to ensure the project is aligned with the overall architecture.
  • Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Analyze the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation and innovation).
  • Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.

Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations;
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments;
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models;
  • Understanding of agile methods and processes, and capability of supporting agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt;
  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture;
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting;
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture;
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements.

 

 


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