Solution Architect at Solirius, Remote/London, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

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  • Remote (London, UK)
  • May 13, 2022
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Location: Remote/London
Contract: Outside IR35
Start Date: ASAP


About Us: 

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future. 

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in to order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The Role:

The Solution Architect is a multi-faceted role working to define business requirements and using data, application and infrastructure to design, build and implement scalable solutions within the agreed timescales and budgets. As such, you must be a highly experienced solution architect, able to gather detailed requirements from users, produce functional requirements documentation, whilst working with developers, testers, UX developers and project managers to realise a solution in line with requirements. Re-engineering business processes is also highly desirable.

The Solution Architect must be able to understand business challenges, must have technical knowledge of the software development life cycle and an ability to translate business language into technical language. The architect is the connection between the business and the technical teams and must be able to challenge requirements through detailed analysis, questioning and deep dives to ensure a thorough understanding of the problem which then determines the correct solution.

This is a hands-on client facing role where you will be expected to carry out requirements workshops, work closely with users, detail technical requirements, review test scripts and assist with functional and user acceptance testing and train users. You must be able to manage users at all levels, ensure expectations are realistic and help to identify, understand and implement steps to mitigate risks to projects and find the right balance between the ideal world and the real business needs.

 

Key Experience:

  • Managing stakeholders, confidently gathering and challenging the validity of requirements
  • Strong experience in analyst developer role with a focus on web based, data driven and/or BI applications
  • Working with end users and stakeholders to accurately capture requirements and manage expectations
  • Strong experience in developing complex solutions from inception to delivery
  • Strong skills in clarifying and documenting functional requirement specifications
  • Drawing up cost and timeline proposals for solutions
  • Strong understanding of data extraction and ingestion, cleansing, harmonisation and governance
  • Experience in liaising with developers, web designers, project managers and testers, including both in-house and offshore resources, to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of the requirements
  • Good experience in reviewing test scripts to validate they correctly reflect the required application functionality and performance criteria
  • Good understanding of SQL databases, design and ability to write SQL queries
  • Good understanding of web application development

 Key Skills:

  • SQL databases and queries
  • Coding experience in languages such as Java/.Net/Python etc.
  • Microservices
  • BI Applications