Solution Architect at Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Bristol/London/Swindon, 7 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Bristol, London, Swindon
  • May 14, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description



Solution Architect – Inside IR35

Contract Term: 7 Months

Contracting Authority: BEIS UK Research and Innovation

Location: Hybrid/London/Swindon/Bristol

Purpose of the role:
UKRI Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) department provides the enterprise technical services that underpin and enable UKRI’s business capabilities. Within DDaT, the Data Portfolio Team are undertaking a number of change projects to enhance UKRI’s data landscape.

Overall Purpose:
To design effective business solutions using Salesforce and Mulesoft technologies.

Key duties will include:
This position reports into the Data Portfolio Manager. The successful applicant will be a leading member of the Partner Data Solutions Team within Data Portfolio.

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Partner Solutions Product Manager and product teams in other programmes to understand stakeholder business strategy and needs
  • Design high level technical solutions using Salesforce and Mulesoft technologies
  • Assist product managers in developing user stories & acceptance criteria
  • Assess the strengths, weaknesses and costs of different options
  • Work with Enterprise Architect & wider technical community to create requisite design artifacts to meet government and UKRI specific software development lifecycle pre-requisites
  • Engage with security, privacy and operations teams to make sure the new solution meets industry regulations
  • Facilitate detailed design workshops / hackathons to progress complex design challenges
  • Day to day membership and engagement with agile delivery team
  • Engage in planning for transitions to live

Essential skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Recent demonstrable experience in designing business solutions using Salesforce technologies, supported by appropriate technical certifications (eg Salesforce Certified Technical Architect).
  • Knowledge of Master Data Management and Service based Architectures
  • Ability to absorb technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrable ability to create high quality design artefacts
  • Excellent verbal communication, facilitation and listening skills and the ability to influence delivery within and across project teams
  • Experience working in agile delivery teams
  • Awareness of ITIL disciplines that govern the running of live services
  • A self-starter with a track record of delivery and good teamwork


  • Relevant architectural qualifications e.g. TOGAF
  • Experience of working within the Public Sector