Solution Architect

Role description

Employment Type: Permanent Team: Consulting Location: Remote with travel required Overview: Our Architecture CoE is expanding, and we are looking for a Solution Architect to join our consulting team. The Solution Architect will be responsible for leading and driving IT type solutions with a consulting perspective to our clients.

Join the Growth Story at Envitia

We’re a software and services company on a growth trajectory with 25+ years of experience in delivering world-class location and data software and expertise to customers in the public and private sector.

We’re now looking to grow and build a team that are hungry for success. We’re creating a culture that is fun, supportive yet challenging, and we’re looking for talented like-minded people to join us on this journey. We’re also looking for people who are comfortable in challenging the norm so we can get truly diverse thinking when solving problems and not just senior management making decisions – we really believe in empowerment.

What do we do? In short, we solve complex data problems to help our customers make better and faster decisions. We do this through our team of data consultants who undertake cutting edge R&D projects or work with customers to find the best data modelling approach, architecture and standards so they’re able to make use of their data. Or, through our software products where we enable customers to search for, and then visualise, data so they have great situational awareness and can make better decisions.

The Role

As part of Envitia exciting growth plans, our Architecture CoE is expanding, and we are looking for a Solution Architect to join our growing team.

The Solution Architect will be responsible for leading and driving IT type solutions with a consulting perspective to our clients. The role will also play a key role in the shaping the solution architecture domain within our Architecture Centre of Excellence, where you will contribute with Methods, Frameworks and Accelerators to enable us to become ever agile and efficient in the way we deliver our architecture engagements.

As a Solution Architect, you will have the opportunity to provide support to a wide range of projects in the defence and public sector markets.  Your help our clients to enable them to get the maximum benefit from their technology investments, and in doing so play a key role in nationally critical projects. 

Your position as a Solution Architect means that your role will involve significant stakeholder engagement, dealing directly with our clients, including in resolving day-day issues involved in assignment delivery and developing follow-on opportunities, so client relation management and interpersonal skills are required for the role.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting our clients to understand their requirements to deliver their business transformation initiatives.
  • Governance and design of a complete solutions from inception through delivery to handover.
  • Scoping, feasibility and definition of solutions including design and configuration for the engagement.
  • Definition, documentation and education of key architecture principles and ways of working
  • Development of Architectural Solutions in accordance with customer policies and external
  • Horizon scan for new technologies and trends that can improve the performance of our clients, providing practical advice and best practices to deliver improved business performance.
  • Balance commercial perspectives alongside technical drivers to ensure the proposed enterprise architecture is fit for purpose given the business objectives.
  • Supporting our sales team in shaping any bid / pre-sales related work when required.

Key Skills

  • Experience doing solution architecture within a consulting environment, leading engagements with a variety of clients.
  • Experience in providing solution option and recommendations with experience in evaluating and recommending optimal solutions, technologies, and approaches to meet project requirements.
  • Experience in creating comprehensive documentation for architectural designs, ensuring clear and effective communication of technical details.
  • Experience in plan and Support Migration Activities: Develop migration plans and assist in the seamless transition of solutions into live operation.
  • Experience in Service Design and Transition: Collaborate with the service design team to ensure that architectural considerations are integrated into live operations.
  • Confident at bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical, mediating between people and communicating with stakeholders at all levels to build a consensus.
  • Formal knowledge and certification in an Architectural framework would be an advantage (e.g. ArchiMate; TOGAF; Zachmann)

Security Clearance Requirements

The successful candidate will be required to go through an SC security clearance.

What it’s like to work at Envita

We are a business which lives by its values. You will join a growing team who are friendly, dynamic, and supportive.  We encourage passion, accountability, and collaboration, both in our performance as a team and individually. New ideas are encouraged. Envitia runs regular social events where it’s a real opportunity to network and grow together as a business. As well as this we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ holiday plus birthday off
  • Flexible working environment
  • 2 charity and fundraising days each year to get involved in projects important to you
  • Private healthcare and life assurance
  • Free parking when onsite
  • Enrolment into the company’s bonus scheme
  • £20 month towards a gym or health club of your choice

Interested in this job opportunity? Email careers@envitia.com for more information