IT Solutions Architect (Architect, IT)
IT Solutions Architect (Architect, IT) Location: crawley Salary: Competitive Thales technology makes it possible for two thirds of planes to take off and land safely. Thales also protects 80% of the world's payment card transactions and is Europe's number one supplier of defence electronics. Beyond that our people have made London's Jubilee and Northern Lines 20% more efficient and have delivered more than 300 air defence radars in 26 countries. We're a leading name in our markets and a diverse, constantly evolving organisation. Join us. The transformation of the IS Infrastructure and Operation within the Thales UK environment to underpin further future success and competitiveness has lead to an opportunity for a Solutions Architect to join the team to lead the technical development and delivery within the UK. The key focus is for the Solution Architect to define the end-to-end architecture for a solution and ensure the detailed design and development remains consistent with the overall architecture whilst satisfying the business requirements. Key Responsibilities and Tasks of the IT Solutions Architect (Architect, IT): Supporting definition of the Business requirements (as required) - Accountable for the recording and updating of the requirements throughout the demand and project lifecycle - Maintenance of awareness of industry trends and emerging technologies - Identification of the gaps in the enterprise solutions framework and development of solutions for these gaps - Development of solutions in accordance with Thales Policy and external Standards - Leveraging and maximising of previous investments for re-use - Documenting the system solution architecture, and notification of the artefact creation to Enterprise Architecture - Performance of appropriate governance activities ensuring overall implementation governance, architecture compliance and conformance to the Target Architecture - Accountable for the acceptance of the technology architecture deliverables Skills of the IT Solutions Architect (Architect, IT) - Business awareness (Business case, organisation, business process, strategic planning, Business Functions) - Architecture design (Business modelling and Process Design, Systems Integration, IT standards, System Behaviours etc) - Core specialist skill in an IT discipline - Broad IT Knowledge (applications, storage, networks, IT infrastructure, Infrastructure, service level agreements, Asset management etc) - Technical IT (security, transaction processing, user interface, data management, Operating Systems Services) TOGAF To apply for the IT Solutions Architect (Architect, IT) role, please click the 'Apply now' button.