The primary responsibility of the Solutions Architect is to consult with the client and work with internal teams to create strategies, transformational designs and the architectural vision for complex solutions that address the clients’ needs.
They provide multi-technology consulting services on all aspects of application software, infrastructure and related technology components.
Provides primarily pre-sales technical support for the development and implementation of complex products / applications / solutions.
Uses in-depth product knowledge to provide technical expertise to sales staff and the customer through sales presentations and product demonstrations.
Assists the sales staff in assessing potential application of company products to meet customer needs and may prepare detailed product specifications for the development and implementation of customer products / applications / solutions.
May create detailed design and implementation specifications for complex products / applications / solutions. May build a mini-application based on customer requirements to demonstrate feasibility of the application, often requiring rapid prototyping and / or product demo for client.
May provide consultation to prospective users and / or product capability assessment and validation."
Key roles and responsibilities :
Contributes to the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas.
Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance and scalability.
Produces specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for translation into detailed designs using selected services and products.
Supports a change programme or project through the preparation of technical plans and application of design principles that comply with enterprise and solution architecture standards.
Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.
Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies.
Creates reports and technology roadmaps and shares knowledge and insights with others.
Designs components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.
Creates multiple design views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders of the architecture and to handle both functional and non-functional requirements, including proof of concept (POC).
Reviews, verifies and improves own designs against specifications.
Contribute to the development of new go to market services and contributes knowledge on relevant verticals.
Operate across both the technical levels within the enterprise architecture and the value chain in order to develop holistic and integrated solutions.
4 years’ experience in a software project delivery environment in an agile role :
Java Developer / Analyst programmer / Software Architect
6 years’ experience as a solutions architect
Proven experience developing IT and cloud infrastructure
Proven experience in engineering and software architecture design
In-depth understanding of OOP concepts and languages preferably Java.
Sound knowledge of various operating systems and databases.
Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures