BT B2C Senior Solution Architect in Ireland, United Kingdom

Senior Solution Architect

B2C Solution Architect Team

Location : Bristol or Hatfield

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Why this role matters

Role Purpose :

The Senior Solution Architect leads the design work on a project, working collaboratively with the project team, key business representatives and all the impacted design teams (both internal and outsourced) to produce the end-to-end solution design.

The Senior Solution Architect ensures that the project architecture:

  • meets the business requirements

  • moves the enterprise architecture forward towards the target architecture

  • can be supported and maintained easily, without increasing IT costs and complexity

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities :

  • Lead the design work on a project, working collaboratively (workshops and meetings) with all the impacted teams (both internal and outsourced), to produce the end-to-end solution design (i.e. functional development required)

  • Capable of providing technical leadership to a team of Architects on large complex projects/ programmes consisting of multiple work streams to ensure technical alignment and consistency of delivery

  • Accountable for production, review and approval of Idea Feasibility technical response, Technical Blueprint Document and Technical Architecture Document (TAD) to time and quality standards, supported by a detailed plan.

  • Work with the Enterprise Architects to ensure the right architectural guidance is taken into consideration for the design, ensuring that the design is compliant with design patterns and best practice

  • Ensuring maximum re-use of IT assets and services giving value for money, consistency of service, and reducing the costs of future changes.

  • Drive and lead the reduced complexity in the current IT estate – through identifying opportunities for decommissioning, consolidation of components, applications, integration technologies, data and hardware

  • Define the principles and design patterns that guide technology decisions for the enterprise, meeting our commitments around rationalisation and consolidation

  • Provide consultancy on technical feasibility of new initiatives

  • Support strategic roadmap planning activities

  • Collaboration with the Business Analyst and Key Business Stakeholders to aid the compilation of a realistic and deliverable set of requirements

  • Updates to shared Sparx Enterprise Architect model to support the functional, interface and data models that will be delivered by the project.

  • Support and review of High Level Design (HLD) documents, Statements of Work (SoWs) etc.

Core Skills :

  • Excellent communication skills, able to facilitate technical workshops, and clearly communicate ideas and solutions through various means (written, presentation and in person), with both internal and external teams.Also able to explain complex issues to a wider business audience.

  • Ability to interact, communicate with and build relationships with Senior Stakeholders (e.g. Heads of Dept., Directors etc)

  • Workshop facilitation skills

  • Good commercial acumen

  • Ability to influence business decisions

  • Ability to build strong and trusted relationships with other teams, vendors and service partners

  • Excellent planning and time management skills

Key Professional / Technical Skills :

  • Extensive experience in 2 or more IT disciplines (architecture, development, business analysis, application management, testing)

  • Good working knowledge and experience of Telco architecture

  • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions

  • Experience delivering complex cross-functional, E2E Solutions in a telecoms environment

  • Exposure to multiple and diverse technologies and environments.

  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.

  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems

  • Full project lifecycle experience

  • Ability to deliver high quality E2E solutions to demanding timeframes

What you'll be doing

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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Why choose us?

Job: Engineering

Title: B2C Senior Solution Architect

Location: GBR %26 Ireland

Requisition ID: 95337