Our client is a leading international supplier of information and information technology services to the legal and professional services sectors. The company is part of a major international organisation which is going through a period of sustained and rapid advancement. This is a new opportunity to join the company for a Solution Architect to be based from its offices in either the North East, London or Berkshire. The position of Solution architect will be involved in the implementation of enterprise solutions a their clients in the professional services and government arenas.

The Solution Architect will work as part of our Professional Services Technical Consulting team, using their strong business analysis skills and experience of enterprise wide solution deployments to support the discovery, design and delivery of customer solutions. Running both pre and post-sales workshops, the Solution Architect will lead the design, interpretation and documentation of technical solutions. They will offer full project lifecycle services, including pre-sales discovery, business analysis, design specification and the ability to present their solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.

The role will involve a good deal of client-facing time across the UK, plus the potential for some international travel.

Key Results Areas
Consult with internal departments, customers and partners to support the design, development, and implementation of enterprise solutions, adhering to appropriate best practice delivery methodology
Review and design solutions to meet new and existing customers’ business objectives, workflows, and functional and technical requirements
Apply enterprise design methodology and best practices to define business, application, data, and infrastructure solution approaches, recommendations, and technical requirements
Present solution design concepts and approaches to senior management and operational and technical audiences
Conduct reviews, assessments, and document design recommendations in reports, presentations, and white papers
Support enterprise software configuration and performance tuning services
Review existing customer enterprise systems and provide recommendations, considerations, and improvements in systems design, application technology, operational performance, system administration, and technology migration
Provide hands-on architecture leadership and skills transfer to a team of technical subject matter experts, specialists and project managers throughout the project life cycle
Provide authoritative analysis and direction for technical solutions
Support and contribute to the development of high-quality proposals

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and technical skills:
Five or more years of enterprise and/or solution architecture experience
A strong understanding of information technologies including web services and database, networking, and storage technologies
Knowledge of and experience with one or more Microsoft technologies (.NET, C#, VB.NET, or ASP.NET)
Knowledge of and proven experience integrating multiple enterprise technologies (e.g. ERP, CRM, DMS, Case Management)
Experience in technical consulting with large IT organisations, solution design, project envisioning and planning, technology deployment, and operational support
Logical and physical design and development experience implementing enterprise systems

Knowledge of and experience using system architecture and database design modelling tools
Experience with SQL Server or other RDBMS
Ability to map customers’ business requirements to technology
Excellent problem-solving and organisational skills
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills
Strong team skills and the ability to work independently
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
Also Desirable:
Experience of working in a Law firm/strong knowledge of the Legal market
Experience of end-to-end project implementations
Previous programming and database design experience

The role can be based in either Leeds, Berkshire or London

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and highly successful international organisation. The company offer exceptional career opportunities and industry leading benefits.

For further details or to submit a CV email nlawrence@cogencesearch.com