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Job Description: Senior Solutions Architect, 12+ Months, Glasgow


The Architecture team sits within the Information Technology Services (ITS) directorate. Its primary purpose is to define, govern and assure the implementation of our client’s Technical Architecture. The team contributes directly to the delivery of our client’s Corporate Objectives by defining and governing a single Business led Enterprise Architecture Roadmap; and as curator of the Architecture Roadmap. It manages robust governance, processes and controls, and utilises flexible and responsive sourcing models as appropriate.

Job Purpose:

  • Defining the Architecture and design of applications in support of projects within a wider change programme
  • Supporting the definition of application and technology roadmaps
  • Drive the implementation, from an architectural point of view
  • To provide technical leadership to colleagues

Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for architectural design and documentation within identified areas of a multi-tiered, microservice based architectural platform
  • To create and refine Architectures and designs for application solutions that address customer needs, which are consistent with the Company’s vision and values, and are in line with the company’s Architectural principles
  • To be an active member of technical forums and design clinics, working collaboratively to optimise your own and other’s designs

Strategic Development & Innovation

  • To assist in the definition of the company’s technical vision, strategy and roadmaps
  • To promote innovation by leading and/or participating in research and development activities using new technologies, tools and techniques; carrying out realistic trials of new technologies

Technical experience

  • Strong generalist experience in a wide range of the following areas:
  • Awareness of enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Contributing to business cases to support future projects
  • Working with software delivery partners in a multi-vendor environment, including pre-Contract engagement, preparation of invitations to tender and tender evaluation
  • Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies
  • Evolutionary architecture and emergent design
  • Lean methods
  • Strong specialist experience in four of the following areas:
  • Knowledge of continuous integration tools and techniques
  • Cloud Services
  • Enterprise integration patterns and tooling.
  • Design and/or development of applications in a multi-tiered/microservices environment using the Java language and related technologies
  • Design and/or development of applications in an Oracle 12c database environment and related technologies – Oracle Forms, PL/SQL
  • Design of data stores using SQL and/or NoSQL database technologies – Oracle, MongoDB
  • Web services design and/or development – SOAP / REST
  • Design and/or development of applications that use synchronous and asynchronous integration patterns
  • CI/CD techniques

Job reference:
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
12+ Months
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