Position: Senior IT Solution Architect
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 521871_1575647712
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 06/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Dublin 18

Salary: Salary: circa €61,000 - €91,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37.5 hours per week

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSEs growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role

As a Senior Solution Architect, you'll be responsible for delivering high-level Solution Architectures in line with business requirements, organisation and industry standards, and ensure these maintain integrity within the context of the relevant programme architecture.

A key part of your role will be to provide direction, guidance and solution validation on projects, ensuring adherence to Architecture and Design standards and the Enterprise/Target Architecture, and to establish strong relationships with stakeholders by effectively managing expectations and inspiring confidence in delivery. You'll also perform a design authority role on projects, ensuring the detailed designs and solutions, delivered on projects up to €5m, align to the Solution Architecture, managing and resolving any design issues as they arise.

What do I need?

Rather than a solely technical view, you'll deliver fully-rounded IT solutions architectures for the business. This should be based on experience of a diverse range of technologies with the ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. You'll have a strong technical background in analysis and design, and preferably have experience in billing systems and/or data management. You will have had exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments, and you will experience of delivering solutions through cloud environments.

You'll demonstrate proven ability and experience in working with at all levels, translating business needs into solution architecture requirements and options. Your approach to balancing long-term (strategic) and short-term implications of proposals and outcomes, will be pragmatic and you'll have significant experience in developing solution architectures and exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.

You'll already have experience applying architecture frameworks, related architecture development methods, such as TOGAF, and working in a structured and methodical way including building and maintaining architecture baselines.

Your ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including business sponsors, Business Transformation Leads, Relationship Managers and onshore and offshore delivery teams, is essential to this role.

You'll have a broad range of experience in IT architecture ideally with a software delivery lifecycle background, and previous participation in, or running of, IT governance functions.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Jane Freeman/ sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.