Solutions Architect

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  • Contract 120 days
  • £750 - £775 (GBP) / day
  • Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • ASAP

Solutions Architect

Description

Solutions Architect


Responsible for Defining and delivering a solutions architecture that supports the creation of a payments processing platform to support customers in South America based on a mix of existing capabilities and new cloud hosting and technologies

Ensuring the use of established best practices and patterns, defining standards and guidelines for delivery teams.  Assessing and recommending emerging practices and technology as part of the Architecture & Design group

Supporting and enabling teams in defining and choosing appropriate technology, patterns and approaches, upskilling teams to take decisions independently

Key result areas    

•    Architectural designs encompassing the target solutions architecture and intermediate states
•    Application architecture delivered against requirements for security, scalability, performance and availability
•    Drives quality through adoption of standards and best practice
•    Cultivates close working relationships with engineering & wider technology group
•    Leads architecture & design reviews throughout the Development lifecycle.
•    Drives and supports innovation, challenges the status quo
•    Supports product management, defining and refining solutions architecture to support new product capabilities
•    Development teams upskilled to take on design decisions

Significant commercial experience of 
o    Solutions architecture with an emphasis on application systems
o    Creating architectural blueprints and designs, through collaboration with business owners and other architects
o    AWS infrastructure and services
o    Supporting engineering teams 
o    Design practices and modelling
o    DevOps culture and practices
o    OO analysis & design
o    Agile practices

Experience of the following would be highly beneficial:
o    Banking or payment systems
o    Portuguese language speaker

Behavioural

•    Strategist – can define and document strategies
•    Influencer – can articulate and challenge ideas to get the best outcome for the business
•    Collaborator – can articulate and gain consensus for new concepts and technology changes
•    Coach & manager – can support and direct architects in day to day and career development
•    Decision maker – can weigh up complex options to reach the right decision
•    Well organized – able to plan own work and track progress against a plan.
•    Strong communicator – able to articulate complex ideas to technical and non-technical people alike

 

Skills

DevOps Technical Skills
Architecture
IT Infrastructure Products
Amazon AWS
Management Areas of Responsibilities
Architecture and Design
Management Frameworks and Business Modelling
Agile
Project Management Project Types
DEVOPS

Industry Experience

FinTech & Payments Provider
Financial Services company & Banks