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Solutions Architect

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Sword are a trusted partner to a significant number of Oil & Gas sector clients in the UK. Our Aberdeen based Energy Services team employs talented individuals who deliver Information Technology and Data Management solutions, leveraging the latest developments in systems and technology, whilst delivering a consistently first-class service to our customers.

You can get further details about the nature of this opening, and what is expected from applicants, by reading the below.

As the pre-eminent provider of Information Technology services to the Energy Sector in Aberdeen, we have a PAYE contract opportunity for an experienced Solutions Architect to be responsible for the development of our customer’s technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan.

Here’s what your new role will look like…

  • Provide input to the roadmaps, architectures, standards and guidelines to assist in the development of the enterprise architecture which reinforce IT/IM as a key enabler for business growth and maximise the return on technology investment closely aligned with business vision to promote innovation and improve service quality
  • Develop and maintain detailed system portfolios and roadmaps defining future features, phases and solutions showing sunrise and sunset of each element
  • Driving the adoption, and management of processes and tools to support the management of change within the technology landscape
  • Acts as internal authority for all applications and architecture decisions as well as influence the adoption of enterprise architecture, application lifecycle management toolsets and processes and champion a programme of roll-out and adoption in line with business strategies and initiatives
  • An expert within the function, providing advice, guidance and support to project delivery staff, and assuming the role of gatekeeper, agreeing and owning the technical design and architecture for any system implementation in the estimating and planning stages of such projects. ensuring these are in line with strategies and enterprise architecture
  • Assist in the development of, review and interpretation of business requirements to ensure alignment between business expectations and current or future IT/IM capability. Define and design solutions in response to the business requirements to assist the business in meeting their business objectives
  • Support project management delivery commitments to select, develop, test and implement solutions and to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed timeframes
  • Assisting in the definition of Disaster Recovery solutions, minimising the risk to the business and ensuring these are complimentary and supporting Business Continuity Planning throughout the company
  • Identify system, infrastructure and project interdependencies and balance competing demands to ensure project deliverables are achieved
  • Understand the business need, the processes involved and operating systems and applications required to support the process as well as the business rules and drivers

To be considered for this opportunity you should be able to demonstrate…

  • At least 15 years of experience in areas such as application design and development, application integration, middleware, database management or operations, information security, technical architecture, network management, mobility
  • Good mix of project experience
  • Full lifecycle experience
  • In depth skills in (at least) three technologies and one industry

Please note this position will operate inside IR35

For more details, please apply on-line today.

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