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Solution Architect 12 Month FTC - Asset Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Investments

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matthew Thresher

  • Contact email:

    Matthew.Thresher@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-042024-244899_1714747835

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-06-02

Responsibilities include defining roadmaps, application and integration strategies, and architectural standards, as well as supporting the establishment of foundational cloud capabilities. The architect will maintain a hands-on approach, drawing on their engineering background to deliver robust solutions, while also fostering collaboration with strategic partners and internal teams to drive continuous improvement and minimise risks.

They will be responsible for defining and delivering roadmaps, defining application and integration strategies to support the transformational journey, decision making for application architecture for cloud integration services.

Defining architectural standards based on best practices and repeatable processes ensuring they are embedded as part of the technical governance processes. They will play a significant role in defining, maintaining and communicating the IT Strategy, technology roadmaps and play an active role in technical governance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and develop IT solutions that meet the business requirements and align with the company's technology strategy
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses to assess the potential impact of proposed solutions
  • Collaborate with software developers, engineers, and other IT professionals to ensure the successful implementation and integration of solutions
  • Establish and lead on architecture principles, standards, defining reusable standards, guidelines, patterns, and strategies for guiding the use of public cloud and on-premises infrastructure services, , including system diagrams, flowcharts, and data models, to guide the development and implementation process
  • Provide support for the Technology Leadership Team in innovation, advice on strategic IT decisions, technology choices and the assessment of investment cases for technology using excellent written and oral communication skills to present ideas in a business and user friendly language.
  • Assist engineering teams to create and update all project documentation relating to the low-level design, ensuring adherence to both IT architecture and high-level design principles.
  • Apply appropriate, structured methodologies and implement architecture standards and industry best practice
  • Design architectures using the principles of re-use and complexity reduction, while balancing performance, scalability and extensibility
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies to ensure the organisation remains competitive and innovative.
  • Support the business in our journey to become data-driven, by capturing and understanding their business needs, and defining and implementing Data and Analytics reference architectures, solutions and roadmaps.
  • Provide clarity, thought leadership and design blueprints on Data management including migration, mastery, redundancy & lineage.
  • Design and develop solutions architecture, data architecture and data governance specs based on the to-be processes that are part of the business and digital transformations.

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing
  • Proven experience in technology architecture and design with a deep knowledge of Cloud based Data Platforms
  • Experience of prototyping / proof of concept exercises to validate and evaluate the benefits of a technology against a business need
  • Experience of other Cloud Service Providers (Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience of Azure Databricks architecture.
  • ExperiEnce of snowflake architecture and/or implementation
  • Familiarity in Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD Pipeline
  • Familiarity with Dev Ops Services
  • Facilitation and collaboration skills, comfortable leading design workshops through to actionable results
  • Analytical and creative thinker, and experienced problem solver

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