job / senior solution architect east central scotland edinburgh 4403
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Senior Solution Architect - Edinburgh

up to £70,000 (DOE) + Car Allowance + Group Benefits - Technology & Data
Ref: 4403 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2019
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Our Edinburgh client is a Global Centre for Excellence aggressively adopting new software technologies for use across the Power sector to revolutionise grid visibility and stability.  This role therefore is a rare opportunity really make a difference in the world by ensuring developing nations have stable and reliable power transmission.

You will work with highly collaborative teams comprising Software Architects, Power Engineers, Tendering experts and Delivery Managers to improve electrical transmission grid technologies world-wide.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create designs and oversee the execution of solutions that meet their customer’s requirements
  • Taking a lead role in driving new software architectures and solutions
  • By its very nature of large-scale, high-throughput, live data processing, the business pushes software technologies to its limits. 
  • Be part of the team driving the use of orchestrated micro-service architectures, leveraging technologies like Kubernetes and Kafka, to both improve and standardise the software platform. Work closely with software architects to continue this platform revolution, ensuring the new and innovative solutions meet their functional specifications 

This role encompasses the following activities: 

  • Analysis of customer requirements - Coordinating with Power experts, Commercial Operations and Software Architecture teams to understand customer requirements and propose appropriate and efficient solutions
  • Driving DevOps - Drive the application and improvement of agile development and delivery paradigms over the full software service life-cycle 
  • Specifying software enhancements - Working with the software architecture teams to design and specify software enhancements and improvements to meet functional and non-functional solution requirements 
  • Presenting solutions to the customer - Leading a team of power experts, marketing and tendering representatives to present designs to the customer.
  • Support Solution Delivery - Embed within the Delivery team to ensure the designed solution is executed. Leading the functional design and work statement phases, being responsible for the design documentation and participating in solution gate reviews, Factory and Site Acceptance Testing and project Governance
  • Designing IT solutions - Proposing the appropriate software and associated hardware to meet the solution requirements. By understanding both the advantages and limitations of micro-service architectures, direct how solutions are built, configured and delivered. 
  • Improving Product Life-Cycle Management - Working with Engineering, Product Management, Delivery and Support teams to continuously improve the Produce Life-Cycle.

You will be a highly experienced and competent Solution Architect / Designer with Strong experience of micro-service architecture design and delivery experience or at least 5 years’ experience in software delivery organization, with operation (project delivery) background and system design. You will have strong knowledge of IT systems; being able to design complex IT solutions involving the collection and processing of high through-put data streams. Experience and knowledge of Kubernetes, both on-cloud and on-premise would be highly beneficial. In addition, a working knowledge of micro-service architectures used in stream processing, time-series databases and DevOps approaches is required. This is customer environment, so knowledge and experience of delivering IT solutions to external customers would be ideal. This includes designing solutions, writing customer facing design documents and experience working closely with customers throughout the project life-cycle.  Experience of the Power / Energy sector is advantageous but not essential. You must however have the willingness ability to quickly learning and assimilate knowledge, both domain and industry.

Salary up to £70,000 (DOE) + Car Allowance + Group Benefits.  For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email