Lead Solutions Architect

Ref: ZR_6620_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022

Introduction

We are now looking for 4 Technical Leads to work within the technology practice in Cheltenham. These Technology focused leaders will work with technical teams to solve client’s problems. Suitable candidates are likely to come from an Enterprise/Solutions Architecture background and/or a Cloud Architect background.

Start dates between Jan 2022 – April 2022.

You will use your consulting skills to engage with clients early in the lifecycle. You’ll thrive on diagnosing root causes of a client problem and applying your growth mindset to create commercially and technically compelling solutions. You’ll use your experience, network and systems thinking skills to guide and integrate input from multiple internal disciplines, technology partners and our supply chain. You will be involved in the early stages of delivery to support successful mobilisation of project teams.

Key responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership for our most complex and challenging ICT consulting and architecture tasks, ensuring excellent delivery outcomes
  • Drive technical coherence across the portfolio and coach and guide staff as to the most appropriate technical approaches
  • Develop and articulate compelling value propositions and leading thought leadership
  • Act as a bridge into practices, articulating strategic capability development needs and support both market and practice strategies and plans
  • Leverage senior client relationships
Skills & experience
  • Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably in the same or comparable practice area
  • A high expectation of performance for yourself and other members of the team, coupled with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Customer focused with excellent relationship management skills
  • Proven business acumen with a demonstrated knowledge of identifying potential value creation
  • As a technical powerhouse leader, a proven ability to recruit, develop, and lead technical teams is an advantage
  • Outstanding ICT consulting and/or implementation credentials at enterprise level and significant capability in some of the following areas:
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Strategy and Architecture (Enterprise, Business, Solution, Service)
  • Enterprise IT management
  • Service Ops
  • Data (governance, architecture, exploitation)
  • Development & implementation management
  • Transformational technology exploitation (such as robotics, AI)
  • Practical ICT programme, project, service delivery
  • Breadth of consultancy experience, working as a trusted advisor with Board level stakeholders, tackling enterprise-level issues and concerns
  • Able to operate at strategic and detail levels with equal ease
  • Accomplished at communicating complex technical concepts with ease to a wide range of stakeholders
  • A desire to think innovatively and creatively about the best way to solve client’s problems.
  • An in-depth understanding and experience of the full range of capabilities required to deliver digital transformation, systems integration and data analytics solutions to customers.
  • Excellent commercial awareness and experience of developing business within a variety of difference commercial models.
  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and relationship building skills; able to influence business decisions and formulate positive relationships with clients, strategic partners and colleagues.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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