IT Soutions Architect | Outside of IR35 | Remote
Searching for a skilled IT Solutions Architect to act as the head architect for my client, who sits within the energy space. You will be responsible for working with system integrators in implementing the Integration SaaS platform and Azure architecture as part of the separation of the European business from the US business. You will then become the head architect for the IT landscape in business, supporting growth, defining, and enforcing security standards, cost optimization of the platform and limiting complexity.
Participate in the detailed design of the Integration landscape as part of a complete technology transformation program. Including the integration of a new SaaS ERP system with on-prem (energy plant) feeds via SaaS platforms. Ensure the architecture is kept simple, native, easy to support and hand over to new support partners (e.g., avoid any proprietary technology from system integrators being added to the design)
Must have an open mind and objective mindset to define an integration platform considering different SaaS integration platforms (Boomi, Talend or Workato, Fivetran (for another use case)). Work on the integration with Snowflake (must).
Design (and/or challenge third party architect designs) and manage the Azure architecture across the business, including technical integrations, interfaces and data flows across all business systems
QA and challenge third parties designing Azure solutions, particularly on security aspects and ToC
Provide and implement IT best practices and security controls
Document and implement the architecture to reference architecture and framework standards
Provide guidance and governance principles for business-change, application and/or infrastructure projects to ensure their compliance with the architecture
Provide vision, leadership, and governance to help develop an optimum architecture to meet business needs, ensuring alignment with industry best practices
Key Skills and Experience
5+ years of experience designing and implementing cloud architecture and technical integrations / interfaces
Experience working across both IT and business organizations
Experience challenging system integrators and IT support partners to maintain and simplified and elegant IT landscape.
Experience designing and implementing SaaS integration platforms (Boomi, Talend or Workato, Fivetran) and willingness to transfer skills to the new platforms. Experience leveraging integration platforms to integrated data in/out of SaaS based ERP platforms
Understating REST API calls at a technical level, have hand-on experience implementing them
Experience with Azure cloud, including security
Understanding of Snowflake warehouses (or ability for skills transfer to that platform and train/certify)
Experience in IT security, secure architecture, SecOps and zero trust designs.
A focus on serverless services, cost optimisation and security
Ability to define and challenge architectures and their Total Cost of Ownership
If interested, please contact Sonny Allenby at La Fosse Associates.