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Job Reference: G4S/US/1953
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT / Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £ 65,000
Location: London - Victoria
G4S Region: UK, Ireland and Africa
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: August 15, 2013
Package Description: Basic + Bonus + Car or Car Allowance

Job Introduction:

G4S is the largest employer listed on the London Stock Exchange, with over 620,000 employees working across 125 countries . In the United Kingdom, this organisation works across a wide range of geographic markets and business sectors, it has a turnover of £1 billion and employs over 45,000 staff.

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Role Responsibility:

As a Solution Architect your duties will include:

  • Be one of a senior architecture team of 4 responsible for the design and integrity of delivery for a £12bn project
  • Deliver and review coherent Solution Architecture solutions for specific large scale projects conforming to group architecture strategy.
  • Be accountable for ensuring that the solution architecture supports the clients business and functional requirements
  • Responsible for technical solution integrity through to delivery and ownership of a specific stakeholder delivery in the total service build
  • Own and populate technology risk register.
  • Provide technical solution architecture leadership for a specific area of functionality relating to the total system development with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to build relationships and evaluate solution design integrity.  Represent the business and provide design issue resolution to this group to achieve service delivery objectives.  The ability to recognise technical and commercial short-comings and strengths of component solution designs is essential.
  • Work alongside senior management and commercial engagement teams as a part of a co-ordinated service delivery team.

The Ideal Candidate:

An ideal Solution Architect will hold the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience in a similar role and a career development of taking similar and increasing financial and solution complexity
  • Experience designing solution architecture components for multi-million pound solutions within either commercial or public sector background.
  • Background in technology development with solid understanding of database technologies and fixed and mobile communication technologies
  • Commercially aware and used to developing cost models and working with corporate accountants to build pricing models for bid and project delivery work.
  • The successful candidate will have experience of designing solution architecture components for multi-million pound solutions within either commercial or public sector background.
  • Experience of managed service environments and associated formal change processes within the context of service architecture and technical delivery.
  • The ability to recognise technical and commercial short-comings and strengths of these products is essential.
  • It would also be useful if the successful candidate had experience of Utilities or communications industries and has experience of working on large UK government bids (>£10m).
  • TOGAF accredited (or similar).
  • Blue chip or System Integrator career path

In return we offer the chance to join a FTSE 100 company with a competitive salary, bonus and company benefits.


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