Solution Architect - Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub

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 within the Made Smarter Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub. The Solution Architect will be working with the various stakeholders within the Hub 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 within an highly innovative industry sector. Working closely with other Solution team members, and 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 following areas.Closing date for Applications: 31st July 2021. Anticipated Start date: ASAP (ideally by September).

what you’ll do
  • Design system level architecture across a whole ecosystem of supply chain solutions, sub systems, services, components, integrations, etc
  • Bring Industry and Enterprise knowledge to support customer innovation
  • Drive Open Standards and Open sourcing across the Innovation Hub and beyond
  • Communicate the product, platform, and ecosystem, level architecture into the programme and act as the overall Technical Design Authority
  • 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 and acting as a driver for cross-technology integration
  • Interact and Influence multiple stakeholders within and outside Digital Catapult, communicating her/his 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 within digital supply chains.Have a deep understanding of and experience in enterprise level solution architecture, for Web, PaaS, SaaS, digital, and mobile applications. Specific experience of SCM applications is preferential. Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks like TOGAF and methods like capability modelling would be beneficial
  • Experience in Digital Supply Chain and Logistics implementations and applications.Experience in organisation design and set-up
  • Experience on coordinating open standards, open data and open sourcing activities, within the organisation and community
  • Able to work out what components, services, 3rd party solutions, integrations should be implemented, and design how they will work together. Produce an overall solution map. In depth experience of designing and implementing latest solution patterns like Microservices, Serverless etc. and related technologies.Assess applications for funding on their technical strength, approach to interoperability and use of open tools
  • Knowledge of system integration patterns, API Gateways, Data federation and virtualisation. Understand data design, big data, analytics, visualisation, BI, etc.Deploy that knowledge across a wide range of projects, to enable a technically coherent portfolio of digital solutions. Work with tech partner stakeholders to identify and create interoperable solutions
  • Knowledge of modern development practises, and DevOps approaches.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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