Solution Architect

Job Title: Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Up to £70000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH23597_1595333834
Contact Name: Phil Orsborn
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2020 13:17

Job Description

Job Purpose

  1. Design the solution architecture for a new SaaS/PaaS platform and eco-system to underpin the delivery patient support services within the pharmaceutical sector
  2. To work with the business and product teams to understand the need, and to translate this into solution concepts and designs.
  3. To work with the technology team to deliver the technical solutions to meet the solution architecture and product designs.

Must haves:

  1. The ability to understand business needs and product roadmaps, to design system level architecture across a whole eco system of solutions, sub systems, services, components, integrations, etc
  2. Able to work out what components, services, 3rd party solutions, integrations should be implemented, and design how will they work together. Produce an overall solution map.
  3. Capable of communicating the product, platform, and eco-system, level architecture into the technical team, to assist with technical architecture and design.
  4. In depth experience of designing and implementing Microservices & related solutions
  5. Understand data, data design, big data, analytics, visualisation, BI, etc
  6. Working with, and leading think to, development teams so they can design technical solutions.
  7. Have a deep understanding of and experience in enterprise level solution architecture, for Web, PaaS, Saas, digital, and mobile applications.
  8. Experienced at working within an agile software development team, producing web facing enterprise Saas/Paas solutions.
  9. Excellent stake holder communication skills, able to interact with anyone, to CEO level. Comfortable interacting with clients and other external parties.

General requirements and role details

  • Lead and take part in workshops and discussions for the design of a new enterprise wide PaaS / Web platform
  • Approve all solution design aspects of our technology
  • Ensure our solutions remain within guidelines and standards you will help define
  • Understands what competitors are using and why
  • Understands integration and API possibilities, to best bring products and services together
  • Assist with product definition and product ownership and Product Roadmap
  • Ability to build good relationships with clients, suppliers, vendors, other 3rd parties
  • Influencing and strategic thinking skills
  • Having the capability to see the wider picture and implement improvements
  • Ability to communicate with individuals professionally at all levels
  • Undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into solution designs that describe a solution
  • Collaborate and find agreement with senior stakeholders, providing direction and challenge
  • Anticipate and advise on future technology changes that present opportunities for the product or programme.
  • Acting as subject matter expert across our products, solutions and business
  • The ability to work with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into solutions
  • Able to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical, translating technical concepts between business, product, client and technology teams, so solutions are understood by all.
  • Understanding the whole context, with the ability to look beyond the immediate problem and identify the wider implications.
  • Have practical working knowledge of modern architectures, and how to build services and applications to take advantage of the opportunities they offer.
  • Adept at lateral thinking with the ability to dissect a problem to its component parts to identify and diagnose root causes