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Solutions Architect

Talent International - Sydney, NSW

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Solution Architect-Data

NSW Government Organisation
Contract until Oct 2021 with a view to extend
CBD Location

Talent International is working in partnership with a government organisation in assisting in sourcing a Solution Architect on a contract based in Sydney.

Primary purpose of the role:
As a trusted and respected senior solution architect - data, you will collaboratively work business and technology stakeholders to develop technology solution architectures which align and progresses the enterprise architecture.

Key accountabilities:
* Leading and driving the definition of the overall architecture for the "IT Solution" in a project/program, in a way that complies with and advances overall enterprise architecture.
* Providing leadership, ownership, and technical knowledge of the solution architecture for your respective domain.
* Support, mentor, and lead other solution architects as needed.
* End to end ownership of the solution design throughout the entire lifecycle of projects, from project initiation through to design, build, test and implementation.
* Provide technical leadership and lead technical discussions to ensure the appropriate technical solution is implemented.
* Engage with the multiple stakeholders across IT and business to conduct solution workshops and to deliver solution designs.
* Ensuring that overall architecture is agreed and endorsed by all stakeholders and identifies and evaluates possible solution options. Articulate and communicate trade offs for architecture decisions to both business and technical audience to obtain buy-ins to the solution.
Identifying opportunities and ensuring fit to enterprise architecture and standards, and managing any architecture issues/exemptions required.
* Ensuring the architecture is implemented in accordance to design over entire life cycle of project/program, and managing changes to design by ensuring stakeholders are informed and in agreement to any changes.
* Responsible for the traceability of solutions against project/program objectives and requirements.
* Communicate solution designs to various project stakeholders, eg. project manager, developers, testers, and business analysts, to ensure sound understanding of the solution.
* Document end to end solution architecture across application, information, integration, infrastructure and security domains with inputs from various technical SMEs.
* Present the end to end solution design to Architecture Review Board to obtain approval for the solution.
* Work with Enterprise architects and align with the defined domain architectures.
* Own and drive design artefacts (HLD/DLD) from requirements to project completion.
* Drive continuous improvements and maturity uplift within the solution architecture practice.

Essential requirements:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
* 8 years in the role of a solution/data architect or equivalent.
* Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
* Structured thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills.
* Ability to influence and manage stakeholders.

Desirable requirements:
* Financial services experience, preferably insurance.
* Certification in architecture framework(s) e.g. TOGAF.
* AWS solution architect certification.
* Knowledge of Saleforce, Guidewire, Snowflake, Mulesoft, Globalscape, Matillion and AWS services.

* Experience delivering end to end solution designs (high level and detailed).
* Experience working on large programs/projects.
* Experience in producing end to end solution architecture encompassing functional, application, data, security and integration.
* Experience in communicating technical concepts to business people with a focus on business value and benefit.
* Experience in providing technical leadership and negotiate outcomes with other technical stakeholders.
* Experience in dealing with and managing multiple vendors.
* Experience in describing business concepts and their representation in data models, source systems, data lakes and data warehouses.
* Experience in data modelling, data lineage, data quality, data governances and metadata management.
* Experience in regulatory reporting in financial services
Experience in integration architecture with a focus on concepts, patterns and principles.

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