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  • United Kingdom, Uk

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Job Title

Principal Solution Architect

Solutions Architect, Senior Consultant

Overview

Solutions Design and Architecture (SD&A) provide Technical/ Architectural leadership for VocaLinks multi-million pound, international projects and programmes
The role is responsible for delivering integrated solution architectures for our international programmes of work, meeting current and future business needs and aligning with/leveraging VocaLinks Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps
This is a senior role that will involve working both on shore and remotely on client site, with a wide variety of internal and customer stakeholders, to provide quality and cost effective solutions

Role
Provide credible technical knowledge and insight to senior stakeholders and external customers You will be responsible for delivering technical presentations to key external stakeholders and customers
Take a leading role during discovery / elaboration phases to ensure customers understand what is required architecturally to deliver a
Ensure external customers architecturally significant requirements are realise d as part of a customer solution either through extensions to Vocalink Products or through localisations
Provide the leadership to bring together business, application, infrastructure and data requirements into a single view of solutions options and recommendations
Understand and manage stakeholder expectations at a senior level Provide clear choices and recommendations that enable both business and technical decision making
Support VocaLinks international technical pre-sales activities, understanding customer requirements, and aligning these to VocaLinks technical capabilities and Products
Maintain an expert level of technical knowledge in the required technical areas and a broader specialist base as new technologies emerge
Through the selection of appropriate solutions drive the reduction of cost to VocaLink and maximise financial return on investment
Project Delivery
Define and ensure the architecture and design approach is appropriately planned and delivered against Own the suitability of the activities and artefacts to ensure the approach is not under/over engineered Clearly report progress against plans and escalate as needed
Overall accountability for the solution architecture and subsequent design artefacts Ensure solutions are for purpose and fit for strategy as well as meeting VocaLink standards and regulatory requirements
Responsible across the lifetime of agreed projects for identifying and documenting key architecture decisions and ensuring these are agreed by following the Architectural Governance process
Overall responsibility for ensuring estimates are completed in line with the agreed solution and that assumption are stated and consistent
Support the testing function in ensuring testing strategies are appropriate for the solution
Ensure that development teams fully understand, and follow Solutions Designs
People
Support the leadership of the team and department by setting a high performance benchmark and encouraging and inspiring excellence in the team
Lead by example and model the VocaLink behaviours to the team and wider organisation Motivate, inspire and give clear direction

All About You
You will have extensive IT experience, with significant experience in a senior architectural roles
You will have experience and used, at least one recognised architecture framework or standard eg TOGAF, Zachman Architecture Framework
You will be able to present and communicate complex architectural issues clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical audiences from senior stakeholders to project teams
You will have experience of operating within a corporate architecture governance framework and standards
You will have excellent interpersonal skills including facilitation, negotiation, collaboration and influencing
You will be commercially and politically astute, able to see solutions in wider context of VocaLink strategy and customer engagement
You will be able to determine approaches to solve complex programme level requirements into leading technical teams to delivered the required architecture and design deliverables
You will have understanding of the product and project development lifecycle from strategy or pre-sales to live operation and support, ideally from a managed services perspective
You will be able to assemble a broad set of technologies and services to create a complete solution to a business requirement application software, middleware, database, hardware, storage, network
You will have an understanding of solution trade-offs such as cost, scope, timescale, and balance between long-term strategic and short-term pragmatic considerations
You will be able to work with domain and technology experts to develop solution from high level architecture to detailed design level - recognised as a subject matter expert

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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