Solutions Architect

Ref: ZR_6918_JOB  ·  Posted on 26 April 2022


Our client is a leading consultancy with ambitious growth plans

This role sits withing their digital asset management team, leading their digital solutions

The successful candidate will have experience of using cloud-based analytics in heavy infrastructure domains

If this is the role for you, get in touch now!

As a Solution Architect working within the Digital Asset Management practice, you will be leading the creation of digital offerings to a number of different clients, on a range of projects across the highways and rail sectors.  Through close client engagement you will advise clients on cloud-based solutions and act as the technical SME to ensure these are delivered.

Company Cultures:

  • Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
  • They adopt holistic approach to their work and their people frequently work across different disciplines. When it comes to the environment, they strive to minimise risk, whether that’s from equipment failures, human error or external factors. In terms of supportability, they assess the reliability and sustainability of systems and optimise their support to maintain the capability in the long term.
Key responsibilities
  • Supporting bid and proposal work where cloud capabilities are required – acting as technical SME.
  • Taking a lead in client engagement to advise on cloud-based technical solutions to solve client problems.
  • Delivering technical solutions – managing a team of consultants or working independently.
  • Assisting in developing a SaaS model for deploying solutions to clients.
Skills & experience


  • Relevant Degree.
  • Microsoft Azure Solution Architect certification (preferred), or another relevant Azure certification.

Essential Criteria:

  • Detailed understanding of Microsoft cloud architectures and patterns (IaaS, PaaS, Serverless, Micro-services).
  • Experience in managing IaaS and PaaS components, within Microsoft subscriptions.
  • Demonstrable experience of designing cloud-based solutions to support analytics, machine learning/AI and big data platforms.
  • Experience of adopting Agile methodologies to effectively manage the development of iterative solutions.
  • Experience in managing teams of developers to realise complex cloud-solutions.
  • Understanding of relevant ITIL processes (Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Management).
  • Practical experience of software development, and SQL/NoSQL databases.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience of using cloud-based analytics in heavy infrastructure domains to support Asset Management (e.g., Highways, Rail Utilities, Oil & Gas, Highways).
  • Understanding of Enterprise Asset Management technology solutions (preferably one of Ellipse, Maximo, SAP or Oracle).
  • Understanding of the requirements of IoT platform capabilities.
  • Experience in working closely with clients to develop Digital Twin models.

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.

You will be required to hold a minimum of SC. If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan: (Employer doubles contribution up to 5% Employee, 10% Employer).
  • Life Assurance + Spousal Life Assurance.
  • Holidays: Basic entitlement 25 days (+ bank holidays) with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection Insurance.
  • Annual Professional Fee subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body.
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Insurance: Dental, Health, Private Medical, Travel, Gadget.
  • Digital GP, Flu Jab Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers and Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Discounts on annual gym memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres.
  • Critical Illness: This benefit pays out a tax-free cash sum if you suffer a serious illness.
  • Company car (at more Senior levels).
  • Childcare Vouchers.
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