My Dublin based client is looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join the team on a contract basis.
-Work with Business Analysts and Project Managers to understand business requirements and translate these to high level designs, detailed technical specifications and solution designs.
-Work closely with business and technical stakeholders to conduct the analysis needed to support solution definition.
-Provision of design documentation for all solutions, ensuring the solutions support architecture roadmaps, standards and principles.
-Be able to communicate your vision and designs to others by producing documented designs/proposals and present your solution and its benefits.
-Management and maintenance of design and solution documentation.
-Analyse problems and structure solutions for complex technology changes.
-Work across a wide range of solutions which include: off-the-shelf applications, existing customer systems, integration systems, data processing, web technologies and others.
-Engage collaboratively with all key stakeholders throughout all phases of the project.
-Support the handover of all solutions to Information Systems (IS) Operations, ensuring appropriate documentation such as work instructions and run books are included.
-Promote and champion best practices in terms of solution design, ensuring consideration of strategic roadmaps and strategy’s.
-Contribute to IT strategy, architecture management, governance, and technology evaluations.
-Assist in establishing financial transparency of all solutions, considering key costs such as software licensing and hardware specifications.
-IS Governance and Planning Manager
-Successful candidate to have 10+ years technology experience, with a proven track record in the delivery of IT enabled change.
-Proven solution architecture, design, and implementation experience with large scale projects.
-Extensive experience of Microsoft and Oracle technologies.
-A broad understanding of application, information and infrastructure technologies using industry best practices.
-Strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to communicate technical issues and strategy to both technical and non-technical audiences. Backed-up with strong interpersonal skills.
-Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Computer Systems or Software Engineering or related technical discipline.
-Experience in the utility sector
-Architecture Certification and Accreditation (TOGAF, IASA, ITIL, etc.)