About the job
Working in the Engineering and Operations department, the Solution Architect works as part of a wider Plusnet Architecture team and is responsible for defining solution designs for roadmap business projects.
As a Solution Architect you will...
Take an end to end perspective of how to deliver internet Over-The-Top (OTT) services such as Internet/IPTV and PSTN and broader ISP Value added services such that technical and component designs are then guided consistently towards core strategic architectural goals.
Work with business stakeholders and Platform Architects to achieve a framework for subsequent solution design which is upholding of functional and technical platform roadmaps, whilst delivering required value to the business.
Define and communicate the optimal solution architecture for specific end-to-end delivery programs, and ensure that technical designs are consistently aligned to the business and architectural strategy.
In order to apply you must have the following skills, experience and outlook…
Knowledge of OSS/BSS architecture
Experienced Solution Architect who has a good working knowledge of formal architectural design methods such as TOGAF
Experience of presenting solution designs aligned to architectural frameworks
Knowledge of the TMF reference Architecture and experience of applying to solution designs
Experience in Owning and leading technical solutions
Knowledge of the UK ISP Industry
Experience in designing complex solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the business.
Capable of working autonomously, and with a wider architecture team, business analysts, business stakeholders and technical teams
Can adapt information/style to the audience, explaining difficult issues clearly, to establish consensus and reach agreement.
Able to share expertise and provide guidance to others
Able to provide analytical insight and will have commercial experience and business acumen
Can manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for specific work activities in own area over the short-term, which will include forecasting resource requirements.