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Solution Architect

Solution Architect – Software

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for Solution Architects to architect and guide the successful implementation of quality technical solutions, providing strong technical leadership and advising on technology issues at all levels. This diverse and challenging role will involve leading the delivery of technical services and thought leadership to the major clients, and providing pre-sales technical and consultative support to the sales team. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing and leading the successful implementation of quality technical solutions which are fit for purpose, understanding commercial constraints and ensuring that all technology decisions satisfy both commercial and technical success criteria. Will be comfortable in liaising with clients and representing the technical face of the company externally. Provides strong technical leadership within the company advises on technology issues at all levels, and identifies and advocates ways to improve effectiveness in solution design and implementation.
  • Leads clients and delivery teams to define and evolve overall solution concepts and architectures. Continuously and safely innovates, ensuring that company’s and client’s capabilities are enhanced. Devises and costs significant solutions from scratch.
  • Responsible for defining and governing technical direction and strategy both within the company and throughout project teams. Maintains a current knowledge of technology, disseminates this knowledge at all levels, and seeks opportunities to deploy new technologies to the benefit of company and its customers.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Highly capable, hands-on, Agile technology leader.
  • A superb programmer, without necessarily writing code day-to-day.
  • Can lead and estimation activities and ensure that the team delivers to them.
  • Experience of technically leading a full solution, making all the significant decisions that affect technology choices and solution approach.
  • Capable of providing technical thought leadership and guidance to clients.
  • Experienced at leading large Agile projects and helping non-agile organisations adopt Agile successfully.
  • Leads standard-setting and architecture. Ensures successful evolution and adherence to these within project.
  • Able to devise and cost viable, winning solutions for sales proposals.
  • A thought leader, who can provide advice and guidance to clients and who is able to manage relationships with clients and 3rd party suppliers.
  • Excellent understanding of solutions deployment and operation as well as functionality.
  • Excellent communicator, able to explain, persuade and justify decisions and concepts to people at all levels.
  • Detailed understanding of software development tools, design methodologies and best practice.
  • Excellence in three or more architectures and/or technologies having successfully applied them in a commercial environment.
  • Breadth of knowledge across the areas of operation.
  • Competent in security, performance tuning, capacity planning, resilience and availability across heterogeneous architectures.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire technical staff.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to balance project demands with those of the wider organisation.
  • Strong ability to make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of technical and commercial demands.

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Abacus is a multi award-winning specialist recruitment agency based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Established in 2003, our qualified team has more than 90 years’ experience and manage permanent, contract and temporary jobs with leading employers and new entrant firms within the markets of ICT, Legal, Accountancy, Sales, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, HR, Marketing and Engineering. Abacus is an Investor in People (IIP) employer and holds the REC Gold Audit for Recruitment Excellence. Abacus operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, political opinion, religious belief, marital status, age or disability.