Solutions Architect - Financial Services - European Tech Group REF591 test

Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Date Posted October 13, 2017
Category Financial Services IT Recruitment
Job Type Full-Time
Salary 55,000 plus bonus, family oriented benefits and clear career path


Job Title:         Senior Business Solutions Architect

Location:         Leeds

Salary:              Up to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience + 3% flexible benefits + on target bonus of 10% + contributory pension

Aiming to be one of Europe’s largest tech management/solutions companies, with operations in the UK and Europe. The clients personal approach is why they have been awarded an Exceptional 3 star rating, by Investor in Customer

They are now looking for a Senior Business Solutions Architect to join their growing team.

You’ll be responsible for:

The Senior Business Solutions Architect plays a key role in helping the business realise its strategic objectives:

• Translating business needs into high level designs and operating models that act as a blueprint for project delivery
• Helping senior business stakeholders define the new capabilities that will need to be developed or existing capabilities that need to be enhanced
• Supporting initiation of programmes and projects which can act as a blueprint for subsequent project delivery and approval gates
• Developing and maintaining an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques
• Owns/maintains a view of capability maturity and plans to develop capabilities critical to their business priorities
• Proactively influences investment planning, through assessing alignment between strategy and capability development/architecture
• Ensures alignment of BAU, project and programme activity to target operating models and blueprints that describe the current/future operating model of the UK business – e.g. by reviewing and approving project / programme designs against the target architecture
• Ensures connections are maintained to other dimensions of the architecture including Organisation Design and IT Architecture
• Contributing to the process governance framework and identifying opportunities for improvement

You’ll need to evidence the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• Business Process Design
• Business Solution Design
• Business Analysis (ISEB qualified)
• Business Architecture capability mapping
• Information and Value Stream Mapping
• Conceptual and Logical data modelling
• Conceptual and logical data architecture mapped to capabilities
• Business process integration across departments, functions, Businesses
• Developing delivery/capability roadmaps
• Developing detailed information concepts models and mapping information concepts and associated information items to value streams
• Experience of developing business architecture
• Technology solutions mapped to capabilities (Both existing project deliveries and future tech needs)
• A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
• The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies.  Those issues may exist in role alignment, process gaps and overlaps, and business capability maturity gaps
• The ability to apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges
• The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority business issues
• The ability to visualize and create high-level models which can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
• Experience developing and using these high-level models as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business
• Extensive experience planning and deploying either business or IT initiatives (preference for both)
• Experience modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques (preference for BPMN)
• Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
• The ability to act as liaison conveying information in suitably accurate models between the business unit and their counterparts within Information Technology

The Benefits:

• Competitive salary with annual bonus
• Contributory pension
• 3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week’s worth of holiday subject to start date
• Subsidised on-site restaurant
• Free on-site gym
• Excellent coaching and training