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Solution Architect - HQ (OUTSIDE IR35)

  • Job reference: 50118
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Technology Leadership, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £500 - £580 per day

Solution Architect (HQ Move)

£500-£580 p/d (OUTSIDE IR35)

6 month initial contract



My client is undertaking an Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency ('OE&E') programme to become a leaner and more effective organisation, one of the three strategic priorities, alongside strengthening its transition impact in its countries of operations and securing its financial stability.

Objectives of the consulting services

To lead and support the relocation of Headquarters of Architecture to ensure the programme delivers against business requirements and goals. The consultant will use a range of agile techniques and knowledge of software and infrastructure development, working closely with the scrum delivery teams and IT. This is a "hands on" Architecture role.

Essential Experience

  • Extensive experience in architecture across the networking, security and communication domains
  • Experience of enterprise-grade campus networking solutions (e.g. Cisco, Arista)
  • Experience of enterprise-grade unified communications solutions
  • Experience of large office or campus relocation projects

Scope of Services (key activities)

  • Work with the Principal Infrastructure Architect to shape the IT Workstream of the HQ Move Programme
  • Attend and lead programme workshops, providing quality assurance and gathering requirements to shape programme deliverables
  • Understand and document the HQ campus As-Is Infrastructure.
  • Formulate and document HQ Move programme artefacts:

  • Design principles
  • Requirements (Functional and Non-Functional)
  • Technical standards
  • Contribute to required procurement processes
  • Overseeing and assuring the work of in-house and external design and delivery streams

  • Deliverables

    • Draft and design and decision papers
    • Gather programme requirements and justifications
    • Work effectively across multiple cross-functional teams and contexts, responding to their differing needs and levels of expertise, in an Agile delivery model
    • Architect governance and oversight of project deliveries
    • Run in public procurement activities

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