Technical/Business Consultant

  • As a technical consultant you will focus on understanding the interrelation between business and IT needs. With a 50:50 split between business and technology, you will translate visions, goals, objectives and high-level requirements into clearly defined and actionable packages of work of design and development.
  • You will capture the strategic directions of the business within a segment or sub-segment, leading to an understanding of what technology facilities are needed to support the business objectives.
  • This role is the key driver for our clients business and technology alignment within a frame of reference, it.
Ref: Tech Con  ·  Posted on 30 April 2021

Introduction

  • Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies to the Defence sector. They work in partnership with their clients to provide independent and objective advice and support across all stages of a project lifecycle
  • They help their clients achieve outcomes that deliver genuine benefits from their business programmes. They advise organisations at senior levels on complex business challenges, but also take a hands-on role to ensure the solutions are delivered and that the intended benefits of the investment are realised.
Key responsibilities
  • Understand the overall strategy which supports the business aims and objectives
  • Support the solution development, balancing business needs, policy and legislation with enterprise integration
  • Agree the features, phases and adoption of solution deliverables into the business
  • Define the degree to which architectural domains and solutions must satisfy business needs
  • Plan the adoption of services in line with strategy as defined by the Enterprise Architecture Framework.
Skills & experience

General Skills: 

  • An Information and Technology background with relevant experience in a technical and/or consulting environment
  • An understanding of the complete service lifecycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, deployment and disposal management
  • Demonstrable experience in requirements definition and management, calling out options, considerations and priorities which require a business decision

Architecture Methods & Tools: 

  • Experience of information systems design and delivery, applying engineering rigour through Enterprise Architecture development methods and tools as appropriate
  • An understanding of a range of architecture approaches, the factors involved in choosing the right approach and when and how they may be tailored
  • Experience in the design of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated services that meet current and future business needs
  • Insightful analysis as required to ensure the development of and modifications to service components are appropriately considered. (e.g. relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices, ensuring that existing and planned service components remain compatible)

Technical Consultant Skills:

  • Developing a solution strategy, within the context of dynamic, agile, rapidly evolving environments
  • Capturing the evolving needs of clients through use cases and system needs assessments
  • Managing complexity, balancing needs and constraints across a portfolio of large and complex programmes, ensuring performance and coherent integration across multi-vendor ecosystems
  • Having acted as the interface between project and business, ensuring communication lines between stakeholders are clear and open
  • Working with other architects and client stakeholders to ensure that test and acceptance criteria are captured and agreed across the development lifecycle
  • Having managed business cases, costs, dependencies and risks and issues in line with customer expectations
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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