Solution Architect

Solution Architect
Dublin 2 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin based client is looking for a Solution Architect to join their team. 

My Dublin based client is looking for a Solution Architect to join their team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance of solution architectural designs with the target architecture and relevant policies, such as security or change management;
  • Responsible for the architecture of the organizations digital estate; supporting the evolution of the Architecture and the migration to the Cloud (MS Azure PaaS);
  • Liaise with business representatives to understand and support both the business strategy and the short-term needs of business;
  • Closely works with all areas of IT and project teams to serve as the central point of communication for all decisions / questions around the architecture of the digital systems;
  • Support the implementation of the company Cloud strategy and the compliance with Group binding principles;
  • Support and enforce the architecture governance process and is responsible for the production and quality of the key artefacts;
  • Support the transition of IT team to Agile methodologies;
  • Assess new technologies or alternate options by conducting proof of concept style investigations;
  • Engages with third parties where required; and
  • Conduct reviews of existing solutions and identifies risks and potential improvements (e.g. cost, efficiency or simplification).

Experience Required

  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation; self-motivated;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to describe solutions both on a technical and business level;
  • Ability to translate business needs into IT Architecture requirements;
  • Cloud concepts;
  • Design of reliable, scalable, secure production web sites;
  • Microsoft product stack (.NET and associated languages and frameworks, MS-Azure, VSTS,…);
  • Modern Web technologies, e.g. Web apps on Azure, Common JS frameworks: React, Angular, JQuery;
  • Security concepts (encryption, authentication, firewalls,), and mitigation of security threats (injection, DoS);
  • Bonus: Android or iOS apps;
  • Service oriented and microservices architectures (ideally in a C# environment);
  • Architecture templates and concepts;

Desirable:

  • Databases (relational), plus Common persistence frameworks for .NET: Entity Framework;
  • Non-relational databases: e.g. NoSQL, document, key-value, graph;
  • Network / infrastructure;
  • TOGAF;
  • Big Data technologies, R, Python, Spark.

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