Lead Solution Architect

Stacey Carrington
Contract Type
Expiry Date
23/05/2022 16:20:00
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Lead Solution Architect to join our Architecture team within our wider IT function.

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Lead Solution Architect to join our Architecture team within our wider IT function.

The role

Working as a Lead Solution Architect you will lead on the Microsoft focused, software solution design and road map for our regulatory and operational areas. Delivered in 2020, our RegOps+ solution consists of a bespoke customer (e.g. solicitor) facing web site called "mySRA", and an internal (SRA caseworker facing) customised version of Dynamics 365 Customer Experience "CRM".

Using your sound technical knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Customer Experience and Finance), Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint online you will build an in-depth knowledge of all solutions we use to regulate and operate. You will become a 'go to' person for technical queries related to the regulatory and operational software solutions, with your primary focus on design and integrations but also build, deployment and configuration when needed.

As part of the Architecture, Data and Security team, and reporting into the Enterprise Architect, you will manage a small architect team. Although previous line management experience is ideal, we would be open to applicants with a clear enthusiasm and desire to support others.

Communicating effectively and working directly with individuals and teams across the organisation, you will ensure a robust flow of data through the software solutions from entry to exit. At times, you will support (hands on) internal and third-party development teams as they deliver these solutions.

With strong experience of analysing and designing 24 x 7 Microsoft centred software solutions, you will be problem solver, and have the enthusiasm and capability to deliver optimal, evergreen solutions.

To both succeed in, and importantly enjoy this job, you will be a confident communicator, who can build and work with multiple teams and have a passion and eye for detail and accuracy.

What we can offer you

  • Become the subject matter expert on our regulatory and operational software solutions
  • Work in a progressive, regulatory organisation where the focus is on quality and customer service
  • An excellent opportunity to work across multiple, evergreen, Microsoft centered environments
  • Join a growing team who are passionate about using IT to deliver great solutions for all
  • Hybrid working - 1 -2 days per week in newly refurbished offices at the Cube in the centre of Birmingham

What we're looking for

  • Proven track record of analysis and design of 24 x 7 Microsoft software solutions
  • Proven experience of using Microsoft products - Azure, Dynamics 365 (CE), Dynamics 365 Finance, SharePoint Online
  • Outstanding solution architecture design skills in Visio or PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communicator with ability to work with a range of different teams and individuals
  • Passion and eye for detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge or experience of legal industry or similar regulatory organisation

Useful information

  • There is a role profile attached at the bottom of this advert which details the full skills and experience we are looking for.
  • We have moved to a hybrid working model with a blend of home working and an office presence of one or two days a week at The Cube in Birmingham.
  • All interviews are being conducted remotely and if your application is successful we will be in touch to let you know what to expect.
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To apply

Select the apply button at the bottom of the advert. Please upload two documents: a CV and cover letter. This gives you the best opportunity to convey your knowledge, skills, and experience and how they specifically relate to the requirements for this role.

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Stacey Carrington