Lead IT Architect (Solution Architect)

Lead IT Architect (Solution Architect)

5-8 years
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Job Description

Job Description :
As the Solution Architect, you will analyse, design and develop roadmaps and implementation plans based on a current versus future state solutions architecture. You will lead and facilitate the solution architecture governance processes based on the governance structure and manage exceptions to architectural standards at a solutions level. You will assess near-term needs to establish business priorities, analyses and develop solutions architectural requirements, and ensure alignment of architectural requirements with the IT strategy. You will analyse the current architecture to identify weaknesses and identifies opportunities for improvement and performs ongoing architecture quality review activities.
You will work in a dynamic and evolving business environment and are expected to be familiar with a range of industry architectural methodologies and frameworks, architecture modelling tools, as well as product development methodologies. You ought to be passionate in keeping abreast with the latest technological developments.
You will collaborate with other departments on architecting solutions design and integrating diverse needs and perspectives to develop fresh ideas and solutions. You will possesses strong leadership and communication abilities, are creative and innovative in nature, and are able to influence key stakeholders.
  • Render presales technical support to client service teams
  • Analyse tender / client specifications or requirements and manage the plan for multiple solution workstreams
  • Drive and maintain conceptual integrity of the solution design that addresses client’s business objectives and needs in order to create differentiated value propositions
  • Coordinate and prepare solution deliverables (e.g., costs, risk and proposal) that are subject to internal solution governance and review processes
  • Ensure the architecture and design is agreed with both internal stakeholders and external customers, while collaborating deeply with the practices to develop solutions that are on the mark and viable
  • Maintain a clear, independent and objective point of view in order to exercise thought leadership and advise senior leaders on technical value and solution guidance for client, organization and community
  • Ensure all the appropriate standards and quality expectation are adhered to
  • Develop and refine solution patterns for common and recurring problems
  • Be the expert resource to support interventions on projects where solution quality or progress has become an issue

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience either as pre-sales architect or as solution/enterprise architect in a System Integration (SI) environment
  • Certifications in ITIL, TOGAF and security (e.g., CISSP) would be advantageous
  • Experience in IT infrastructure products and offerings including Data Centre operation, Service Desk, Workplace Services, Communication, Information Technology Infrastructure Outsourcing and Security
  • Experience in IoT, Data Persistence & Archival Architectures and Cloud-based Architecture
  • Experienced in delivering multi-site, fault-tolerant systems using an established system development life-cycle
  • Working knowledge of DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and automation technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – ability to explain technology from a customer perspective
  • Highly analytical and able to manage complex solutions
  • Naturally inquisitive – asks questions to ensure understanding
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Confident decision maker
  • Strong presentation Skills
  • Highly resilient and team player – demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders to deliver a common goal

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