Solution Architect

Goodstart Early Learning

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Posted 4/6/2021


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people, and caring for over 71,000 children.

Goodstart is looking for a Solution Architect. The successful applicant will oversee the technical landscape of systems and technologies, to ensure implementations are based on sound technical and architecture principles and meet the needs of our business.

We are offering a full-time permanent position working from our Head Office in Murarrie.

About the Role:

  • Working with relevant stakeholders to define and document solution architecture for integration with the Goodstart landscape
  • Design and develop pragmatic solutions for complex digital transformation projects
  • Review vendor deliverables for alignment with Goodstart Enterprise Architecture principles
  • Develop and document digital architecture roadmaps based on business requirements
  • Facilitate workshops with the business and technology stakeholders to determine the solution architecture outcomes.
    • Taking outcomes from stakeholder workshops and turning these into;
      • briefing papers
      • providing input into business cases
      • Contribution to RFIs, RFPs, RFQs
  • Analyse architecture risks and issues, and provide hands-on support and expert guidance for any remediation actions
  • Provide architecture guidance and advice to business initiatives and ensure successful delivery of all digital projects.
  • Support our new IT strategy and help to make Goodstart Simpler. Faster. Smarter
  • Gain a deep understanding of the existing environment and the childcare sector thus ensuring that new solutions will fit the existing Goodstart enterprise environment.
  • Deliver upon both technical and non-technical stakeholders’ requirements while ensuring compliance with agreed architectural principles and regulatory and sector specific standards.

About you:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience as a Solution Architect
  • Extensive and demonstrated previous experience with solution architecture, business and system requirements, technical design and analysis in a complex and maturing technical environment
  • Extensive experience in successfully delivering major business solutions in a large, Enterprise IT environment
  • Superior analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • Recent experience working with Salesforce will be highly regarded
  • Great communicator who excels at translating ‘technical jargon’ into language which non-technical stakeholders can understand
  • Deep analytical skills with a passion for working collaboratively to find the best solutions available.
  • Highly influential personality with strong stakeholder management skills

About our Team:

  • Focused on service excellence, enabling our customers, and positioning IT as a strategic partner
  • Driving simplification and business agility with a platform-based enterprise architecture
  • Strengthening business engagement and driving more effective demand management
  • Protecting our information assets and building a secure and resilient cyber culture
  • Enabling Goodstart to become a sophisticated consumer of analytics and business insights
  • Getting back to basics with clear plans and processes to guide our performance
  • Enabling our people with clear goals, continuous learning and deliberate development pathways

As well as being offered this amazing opportunity, you will:

  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.
  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….

Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website (emailed applications will not be accepted).

If you would like a copy of the PD or further information please email Alysse Giudice –

Posting Notes: MURARRIE, BRISBANE || QLD || Australia (AU) || Information & Technology || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Full-Time

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