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Solution Architect - Application Integration

Job Title: Solution Architect - Application Integration
Location: Sydney
Reference: 31896957
Contact Name: Reece
Job Published: January 18, 2021 10:16

Job Description

Globally recognised Australian Organisation are looking for a Solution Architect to join their Enterprise Technology Transformation team! In this role, you will get the chance to be apart of the Technology Selection, POC and see this through to delivery! As the Solution Architect, you will act as an important link between the business units and IT in ensuring that solutions are designed to meet requirements while also aligning to the overall IT strategy and enterprise architecture. Having mastered skills in software development and system integration, this role provides technical leadership across the organisation, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level. You will be a technical expert, the Solutions Architect – Applications will stay abreast of industry trends and new technology to contribute to the development of technology roadmaps and support the transition to future state architecture. This role may also provide direct support and coaching to the IT leadership team as they help their direct reports deliver contemporary solutions.

What you will be responsible for:
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal and external customers to analyse functional requirements and deliver the following artefacts as needed: solution requirements, solution design, functional specification and interface design whilst ensuring these deliverables are in line with existing enterprise architecture
  • Design and implement long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining corporate technology and software
  • Identify, develop, and design business improvement solutions based within the current architecture landscape and organisational goals/objectives
  • Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Analysts, Business System Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Architects, and software development teams
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details and distinguish user request from the underlying true needs
  • Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in solutions architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will enable new capability, increase cost-effectiveness and systems flexibility
  • Document and maintain the organisations existing solutions architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives
  • Develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardising technology and software as necessary
  • Interface and coordinate tasks with internal and external technical resources. Collaborate with Product and Platform Owners to provision estimates and develop an overall implementation plan for installation, customisation and integration efforts
  • Provide expertise to identify and translate system requirements into software design documentation
  • Provide quality assurance for services within the solution area
  • Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models
  • Work with technical writers to ensure quality internal and external client-oriented documentation
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement
  • Develop and manage a systems capacity plan
  • Develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardising technology and software as necessary.
 To be successful you will bring experience in:
  • A background in software development with the ability to code using at least two programming languages
  • Experience in one of the following solutions ERP, CRM, Supply Chain, Point of Sale or Financial Systems/Packages
  • Working experience and knowledge of APIs, SDKs, ETLs
  • Comprehensive understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), continuous integration, agile software development methodologies, values and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into practical application and operational solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to produce design artefacts: application and technical design/specifications, functional specification, data flow diagrams, ERD diagrams, UML modelling techniques, interface designs
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation of business solution workshops involving participants from senior management to business users
  • Demonstrated ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in business transformation initiatives, Data Analysis, System Functional /NonFunctional Analysis
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise data models, including the definition and capture of requirements
  • Experience working with complex data models and knowledge of best practice data standards
  • Ability to deliver solution architectures conformant with a TOGAF 9 defined Enterprise Architecture
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including subject matter experts, managers and executives
  • Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative and consultative environment Able to quickly learn, understand and integrate new technology
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a geographically diverse environment.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, skills and/or experience in solution design capacity or related fields
  • TOGAF 9 Certified
  • COBIT 5 Foundation
If you are interested in hearing more about this role, apply now!

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