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Solutions Architect - Java

  • Job reference: 48307
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Back-end and Testing, Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day

Solution Architect (Java Background)


Central London

ACCOUNTABILITIES (What this role is singularly accountable to deliver?)

  • The role provides contribution understanding, elaborating and describing solutions within the Operational and Effectiveness programme. It works closely with other architect, IT management and business stakeholders to promote a consistent approach to and understanding of both project and strategic priorities. The role involves anticipating the kinds of systems and technologies that the client will need to deploy in order to meet future business demands.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (the key activities of the role)

  • Work closely with analysts, solution architects, developers, SMEs and others, to capture requirements
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to Monarch workstreams from an early stage, ensuring they follow an optimal direction from the outset.
  • Ensure that architectures and designs are an appropriate balance between short-term delivery needs and medium-term strategic aspirations. All deviations from the ideal solution should be explicit and agreed through appropriate governance.
  • Ensure cross-programme alignment of architectures, applications and data to provide consistency and quality across the solution.
  • Build and maintain catalogues and models at appropriate levels of abstraction.
  • Identify and drive the resolution or remedy of issues and risks relating to the items above.
  • Propose appropriate technologies and techniques for meeting challenges in the programme.
  • Present and explain architecture matters in governance and other fora where appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE (specific minimum requirements necessary to perform satisfactorily in the role)


  • Extensive experience in architecture across a range of platforms and business domains
  • Experience of a wide range of technologies and techniques
  • Experience in integration techniques and technologies
  • Good formal modelling skills, including UML
  • Actively engaged and aware of current developments in architecture and related disciplines, tools and markets


  • Experience in drafting and presenting design and decision papers
  • Able to oversee and guide junior team members on architecture-related tasks
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of large IT and Business Change programmes
  • Able to work effectively across multiple cross-functional teams and contexts, responding to their differing needs and levels of expertise, in an Agile delivery model
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