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Solutions Architect

  • Job reference: AL-25796
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Change Management, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £450 - £500 per day

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My client is a leading local authority looking to bolster their architecture capacity with a Solutions Architect over the next 3 Months (with potential extension).

£450-500/day - Inside IR35 - Must use an Umbrella Company.

Job Purpose - Solution Architect

  • To ensure that IT & Digital business solutions meet service objectives, are architecturally aligned and fit for purpose.
  • To engage through Technology Boards, and other service engagement channels.
  • To review business drivers and strategies.
  • To understand implications for the application, processes infrastructure and data architecture.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of a technology roadmap that supports delivery of the service's strategies and priorities.
  • To provide direction and guidance on the development of solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices.
  • To ensure compliance of new and existing solution designs with the agreed strategy and architecture.


  • Engage with the services through Technology Boards to review service business drivers, needs and strategies and understand implications to the application, processes, infrastructure and data architecture and potential impact on IT&D business solutions delivery.
  • To develop and maintain a technology roadmap that supports delivery of the each of the service's strategies and priorities, in accordance with strategic direction.
  • Advise on the best solution approach including IT&D prioritisation, indicative timescale and high-level options ensuring adherence to the business solutions strategy, architectural standards and technology roadmap and the effective use of resources.
  • Work with other architects, technical specialists, IT&D management and senior service stakeholders to develop and implement the technical roadmap, in accordance with the strategic direction.
  • Create and develop architectural standards and quality procedures.
  • Works closely with application portfolio specialists, developers and other technical specialists in the development of solution architectures for complex systems, ensuring solution consistency with specified requirements and design throughout the solution lifecycle.
  • Act as the Design Authority on projects ensuring that the proposed options and solution outputs adhere to architecture standards, the detailed designs adhere to the signed off High Level Design, architectural change is well managed and all design documents are completed and kept up to date.

  • Required Experience:

    • Architecture experience for a Local Authority/Government
    • Stakeholder engagement to executive, senior manager & operational levels
    • Experience using requirements definition methodologies
    • Experience in Process & Data Analysis & Design
    • Experience using solution architecture tools
    • Experience Implementing formal change management
    • Design authority exposure/experience

    If you feel that your experience if a good fit for this role - Please Apply below...

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