Solution Architect

London - Kings Cross

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Solution Architect to join Digital Catapult. The successful candidate will be designing solutions for platform, product and service innovations delivered to our broad range of customers and partners. The Solution Architect will be working with customers and various stakeholders within the business to understand the requirements and translate these into solution concepts and designs. This is a pivotal role within the technology team to deliver technical solutions that meet complex requirements from a broad range of requirements. Working closely with Design, Product, Engineering and other technology teams, the Solution Architect will have the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders and will have experience in the areas outlined. Closing date for applications: 7th March 2021. Expected Date of Hire: Early 2021

what you’ll do
  • Design system level architecture across a whole ecosystem of solutions, sub systems, services, components, integrations, etc
  • Bring Industry and Enterprise knowledge to support customer innovation
  • Communicate the product, platform, and ecosystem, level architecture into the technical team, to assist with technical architecture and design
  • Drive System Integration and Data Integration projects to support our customers in their innovation journey
  • Working with development teams to support their technical design solutions
  • Adopt cutting edge technologies and acting as a driver for cross-technology integration
  • Interact and Influence multiple stakeholders within and outside Digital Catapult, communicating their proposed solution approach and reaching consensus across multiple parties
what we’re looking for
  • Ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical, translating technical concepts between business, product, client, and technology teams, so solutions are understood by all. Acting as a subject matter expert across products and solutions. Have a deep understanding of and experience in enterprise level solution architecture, for Web, PaaS, SaaS, digital, and mobile applications. Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks like TOGAF and methods like capability modelling would be beneficial
  • Experience in one or more of our core Industrial sectors such as Manufacturing, Aerospace, Food and Drink, Supply Chain and Logistics with particular relevance on Digital Twin implementations and applications.Experience in organisation design and set-up
  • Able to work out what components, services, 3rd party solutions, integrations should be implemented, and design how will they work together. Produce an overall solution map.In depth experience of designing and implementing latest solution patterns like Microservices, Serverless etc. and related technologies
  • Knowledge of system integration patterns, API Gateways, Data federation and virtualisation.Understand data design, big data, analytics, visualisation, BI, etc
  • Knowledge of modern development practises, and DevOps approaches. An ability to join the software engineering squads during dedicated sprints to support them in adoption of the solution. To this aim knowledge of Javascript, React, Node.JS , AWS and Docker would be beneficial. Capacity to maintain clear task management and documentation using Confluence and JIRA. Experience and deep understanding of agile methods, and the role that architects can play in agile teams
  • Experience on multiple of the core Digital Catapult technical areas- 5G, AI, Distributed Ledgers, Immersive and IoT. Experience of bringing technologies from mid TRLs to production and scaling
  • Excellent stakeholder communication skills, able to interact with anyone, to CEO level. Comfortable interacting with clients and other external parties.Proactive and self-confident, adaptable and able to cope with ambiguity, changing and evolving priorities whilst being able to identify new opportunities.
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