546781 – Senior Solution Architect

Posted 2 months ago

Form of Employment: Permanent

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Waterloo, Hybrid (2-3 days in office)


Role Summary

Aubay is seeking a Solution Architect is responsible for delivering solution designs to projects. These solutions need to be fit for purpose within the portfolio, have technical integrity, the right TCO (total cost of ownership) through its life cycle and a good fit with the IT technology direction of the company. The resultant High-Level Design will have a measurable impact on the effectiveness and profitability.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Typical Years of Experience: 12 to 15 years in IT with experiences across architecture and software development
  • Minimum Education or Certification: 4-year Degree in Engineering
  • 11+ years of prior experience in various SDLC roles: development, architecture, requirements gathering etc.
  • Hands on experience in Enterprise System Architecture execution
  • Hands on Experience in E-Commerce Architecture – Keeping Omnichannel in Mind.
  • Expertise in Omnichannel frameworks/accelerators
  • Proven ability to design, optimize and integrate business processes across disparate systems and mobile technologies
  • Experience with mobile analytics
  • Experience on API Development and API Management
  • Expert in UML process Design
  • Clear Understanding in Complex data structure and RDBMS.
  • Demonstrated deployments of enterprise or consumer-facing application software
  • Understanding of Object-Oriented programming – with hands on experience.
  • Great technical Problem Solving Skill
  • Experience in one or more vertical industries- retail, trading, etc.
  • Experience with HTML5 and web technologies like JavaScript, CSS.
  • Experience in Kotlin and Swift Language
  • Experience in RESTful Architecture
  • Experience in Node Js
  • Experience in Azure Cloud Services – AKS, Function and App service
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF or the equivalent and architecture tooling like Bizz Design, ArchiMate, System architect
  • Experience in Functional Mapping of Business Processes and Product features.
  • Strong background in integration design, architecture & implementation of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
  • Comfortable articulating API strategies and the benefits they bring to a non-technical audience
  • Understand, articulate, and incorporate API strategies, backend as a service and define end-to-end architecture solutions for customers.
  • Provide competitive analysis of solutions with differentiation for own solution and articulate value proposition
  • Develop strong, long-term relationships and referrals with customer management
  • Be the point of contact to the customer through all phases of the engagement. Follow up and ensure total customer satisfaction through the life cycle of the relationship.
  • Drive the end-end solution development lifecycle with the development teams on shore and offshore.
  • Collaborate with sales teams in taking new offerings to the market
  • Work with account teams and customers on specific customer opportunities including ideation workshops, requirements gathering sessions
  • Experience in Cloud based solution design making use of various PaaS features offered by leading cloud providers like Azure and AWS. Knowledge of integrating cloud services to other cloud services and on-premise services.
  • Experience in architecting and integrating CRM, digital loyalty, commerce and closed loop card processing systems for B2C and B2B customers like loyalty cards and fleet cards. Products may include Salesforce PaaS, Sales, Service and Marketing clouds, SAP Hybris Commerce, Adobe Marketing suite or other bespoke solutions.
  • Manage the end-to-end development process for all post sales solution opportunities including initial communication, on-site presentations, schedule and work estimates and represent client on all relevant customer project communications.
  • Prior experience in the payment domain including maintaining payment specifications for integrating point of sale and central systems like switches, good knowledge of point to point encryption, digital payments and payment settlement.
  • Technical certifications in SOA, integration products or cloud platforms is an added advantage
  • Reduce and eliminate technical debt. Make sure that the product is healthy from a technology perspective, so that it can be easily developed and maintained in short release cycles.
  • Have a track record within a number of large-scale IT programmes, taking ownership of the Architecture and Design activities and outputs
  • Have experience in seeking the alignment of business and IT, operating across organisational and technology teams to drive common approaches, delivering sustainable, agile and re-usable solutions
  • Ideally accreditation and practitioner experience of TOGAF and/or IASA
  • Be comfortable working with client executives and senior management


Role Responsibilities

Providing solution architecture development, consultancy, and assurance to projects, making sure applications are well designed and conform to the standards of the company and reference/segment architectures. In this role, you will be accountable to the Solution Architect Lead for the architecture of a solution being developed and implemented until the successful deployment of the solution. This role’s responsibilities includes:

  • Being the point of call for all architecture aspects of an IT Project.
  • Being able to address and integrate the: Business Process, Data, Application, Technical and Information Security aspects of an IT Solution.
  • Ensure projects solution architecture is documented using the templates, Architect tooling and conforms to standards.
  • Coach detailed designers and business analysts in projects during their design work.
  • Have a proven ability to be drive complex Solution Architecture engagements at a detailed level across a broad range of engagement and industries
  • Take an active role in documenting, improving & maintaining the Reference Models in Architect tooling. Lifting project deliverables to the Conceptual and Logical levels.
  • Liaison with IT Managers for Estimated cost, and prepare business cases for IT solutions
  • Follow IT Technology developments in the market and leverage this knowledge in architecting solutions. Ensure solutions are ‘future-proof’
  • Drive a fit for purpose Solution Architecture and Design aligned with client wider architectural principles, policies, and design
  • Ensure effective design governance around key design decisions
  • Build strong internal relationships within Advisory and across other services
  • Work alongside and actively provide guidance and steer to SaaS providers, cloud providers, 3rd party managed services and the company’s internal services which are being leveraged in the IT solution.
  • Deal with complex end to end IT landscapes which consist of 10 or more applications leveraging disparate products, integration patterns and tools.
  • Work globally with colleagues and partners in different locations and time zones.
  • Formulate and execute solutions for customers across all channels (mobile, internet etc.)
  • Help formulate and capture requirements and understand business objectives
  • Ideate, conceptualize, and drive solutions


About Aubay UK – Ahead of Innovation!

Aubay UK is a recognised InSourcing Partner for client-side deployment delivered across London. Our team, based in Canary Wharf, specialises in hiring IT professionals within London’s Energy and FinTech sectors, helping our clients to expand their operations with top-tier talent who are experts in their fields. We work exclusively with clients who are globally recognized as Energy Super Majors/Financial Services and innovative FinTech players.


Aubay UK is the most recently started branch of Aubay Group www.aubay.com. Aubay Group are an international Digital Services Company, listed on a Euronext Stock Exchange, who have been operating for 21 years in the European market and working alongside some of the biggest names in the Banking, Finance, Insurance, Energy, IT/Digital, Manufacturing, Transport and Telecoms sectors. With over 7,000 employees across 7 countries and 16 offices in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Aubay Group generated revenues of €435 million in 2019.


What Aubay UK Offers

At Aubay UK, people are at the heart of our business. We offer a competitive renumeration package which includes a range of benefits. You will receive continuous support from our dedicated team of Talent Acquisition Specialists who will support your career development and success during your assignment with our client. Other benefits include:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Access to Udemy training platform and conferences
  • Perkbox employee discount scheme
  • Discount on winter sports holiday at aero1607.com
  • Opportunity to work directly for the client at the end of assignment


Our Client

Our client is one of the Super Major global energy companies with around 84,000 employees across 70+ countries who are working to power progress through cleaner energy solutions.

Specialties: Upstream/Downstream, Bio-Fuels, Integrated Gas, New Energies, Chemicals, Energy and Trading.


You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging but rewarding environment that is fast paced and changing fundamentally, and work towards transforming the business of a Super Major energy company to meet the ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, whilst delivering a world class business case that has a strong societal license to operate. In your role you will be expected to enact change and deliver value globally across business lines and geographies.


Apply via our website – www.aubay.co.uk

You will be working remotely initially and thereafter onsite with client.

This role requires you to be based in the UK and have right to work in the UK. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Aubay UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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