Solution architect, London Highly competitive salary

Our client is a leading international supplier of software to the legal sector. The company is going through a period of rapid expansion and is now seeking a Solution Architect to join its highly professional team. The company provide an array of software to the legal sector including time recording, document workflows, conflict and new business intake management tools.

The Solution Architect is responsible for driving success by ensuring the implementation of the the company’s solution aligns with the customer’s business processes. This includes configuration of software to meet customer specifications, as well as looking for creative and effective ways to meet customer requirements to best utilise the software. The Solution Architect is a field specialist in one or more of the products, and an extension of the Product Management teams and solution engineering teams. This role is focused on new product launch customers and, as such, requires the Solution Architect to translate a customer’s requirements into technical product capabilities and the ability to effectively communicate those requirements to the Product Management organisation driving the evolution of the product. The Solution Architect must also be able to thing on his/her feet during solution implementations, assisting the product development team in troubleshooting any technical issues that may arise during an implementation.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Lead the implementation of solutions
Educate clients on industry best practices
Conduct workshops to review business process and guide definition of modified/new business processes in the context of the proposed solution
Conduct data management and/or data mapping workshops as related to the proposed solution Provide analysis of client needs and implementation recommendations
Work with sales in developing SOWs for certain, more customised implementations Work with the sales team to position the benefits of our implementation approach
Provide analysis of client needs and implementation recommendations
Work closely with project resources, in particular the Principal Consultant, to translate customer requirements into a solution design
Work with sales in developing SOWs for certain, more customised implementations Qualifications

Experience:
Degree Educated
7+ years of experience in a technical implementation leadership role (project manager, technical lead, architect) Product development/software engineering experience desirable
5+ years of experience in the legal sector, in particular experience with industry specific legal software systems Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to explain software to non-technical users
Demonstrated experience in leading business process reviews, design and/or change management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must; this position involves a significant amount of direct customer interaction
Team player with ability to coordinate work with disparate team members
Excellent hands ­on skills with common office automation products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) Demonstrated Project management experience

The company has exciting plans to expand and offers highly competitive salaries and benefits,

Contact nlawrence@cogencesearch.com or call Nigel 0207 264 4908