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  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Rate: Up to 550.00
  • Start Date: 17/08/2019
  • Duration: Contract

Solutions Architect – Contract – Manchester – £550pd

This internationally recognised organisation in Manchester are embarking on a digital transformation and are therefore recruiting a Solutions Architect to be responsible for the architecture of cutting edge digital software solutions and require a Solutions Architect on an initial 6 month engagement.

You will have a broad background in Application Design and Architecture, understanding the full development stack from user interface to back end services and databases. You will be familiar with the design and implementation of APIs for public and private consumption, the creation of micro-services and the separation of business logic from presentation layers.

More importantly, you will be pro-active, a good communicator, an excellent team-player and prepared to learn quickly and adapt to new requirements, new technologies and new challenges.

Key Accountabilities

Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings, designing larger more complex solutions.
Provide technical direction and agree the solution architecture.
Working with business stakeholders and analysts to understand and validate business requirements and objectives.
Converting business requirements into effective technical designs underpinned by robust architectural solutions.
Understanding and effectively utilising the cloud-based technology capabilities.
Identifying solutions where cloud technology constraints deem it necessary for "non-standard" solutions to be developed.
Assisting the business analysts with process modelling and the development of technical system designs.
Ownership of the integration architecture, working closely with systems integrators to ensure that interfaces are robust and effective.
Provide the lead IT representation in Design Authority meetings.

Your background;

Experience operating in a mixed mode environment of internal / external IT delivery capabilities.
Excellent vendor management skills, experience of operating in conjunction with large IT vendors.
Governance / assurance of architectural designs, ensuring compliance to enterprise principles and technology strategy drivers.
Governance of functional / non-functions requirements and delivery scope throughout the project life-cycle.
Business Process Analysis – ability to determine business processes and identify necessary requirements and considerations.
Enterprise Applications frameworks – focus on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Strong Microsoft Technology background.
Experience of designing and delivering solutions in Microsoft Azure (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).
Experience of Azure components specifically: Azure SQL, Logic Apps, Service Fabric, Data Factory, Azure Storage, Application Insights etc.
Utilising Microsoft BizTalk / Service Bus Integration.

If you are a Solutions Architect in Manchester and are keen to be part of a fast-growing capability then email Mario Michaels on to discuss the role further.

Solutions Architect – Contract – Manchester – £550pd