Senior Solution Architect

Position Overview

We are a successful software company offering direct supply, installation and support of Data Protection and Recovery solutions to large SME, Corporate and Public Sector accounts. Recent years have seen successful entry into new markets, with exciting new product offerings.

We are currently looking for a proven Senior Solution Architect to work alongside other team members. You will be part of a team to provide IT services to a prestigious event.

You will help define and deliver future IT solutions to other prestigious events around the world. This is a 2 year permanent engagement for an experienced Technical Architect used to working at a senior level to help implement a modern workplace using the Microsoft Cloud services (Office365 EM+S and Azure) and or other SaaS technologies to deliver all IT services to the organisation.

You should be able to work in an innovate way to ensure best value to meet the key requirements. You will work with the client’s Senior Enterprise Architect and other senior Technology stakeholders to execute the programme strategy.

Familiarity with architecture frameworks and disciplines, such as TOGAF, would be an advantage. ITIL and/or PRINCE2 certification would also be desirable.

The successful candidates must undergo security clearance unless the candidate already has security clearance.

Essential Skills and Experience

• Experienced Transformation Leader and Technical Architect

• Experience of developing customised solutions to complex business problems

• Demonstrable programme level Solution Architect

• Experience of Business Change and Transformation

• Flexible and collaborative approach to thinking, planning and design

• Supports the Senior Enterprise Architect to scope the strategic approach in terms of technical and IT Security deliverables

• Broad technical knowledge and experience across Microsoft O365 and Modern Workplace technologies; IT and Cyber Security; network (in conjunction with the Telecom suppliers), cloud-based applications and all elements of the target operating model

• Works with minimal direction

• Communicates fluently to present complex information to technical and non-technical audiences

• Influencing and decision-making affecting customers, suppliers and third parties

• Plans own work and that of others and able to review the work of others

• Has an analytical and systemic approach to investigate, define and resolve the most complex issues

• Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and procedures

Operating Model

• Contribute to the definition and adherence to all architectural standards, principles and best practice, ensuring they are adopted and tested

• Supports the Senior Enterprise Architect in definition and production of all documentation associated with the project

• Role covered by Senior Enterprise Architect during any absence

• Most of all you will be joining a team that will quickly grow over the 2 year engagement. You will need to be flexible in your working hours and may be asked to help and assist in covering other areas as required.

General Information

• Hours are 9.00am – 5.30pm

• 20 days holiday per year

• Permanently assigned on-site in central Birmingham subject to Covid19 restrictions being lifted

• Fixed 2 Year contract though this may become a permanent role

Please note that interviews will be taking place the week of the 8th June via Zoom. Please apply immediately to be considered for this role. CV’s and covering letters to cv@thesolution.co.uk or call 01384 340 666

M365 EM+S Technical Specialist

Position Overview

We are a successful software company offering direct supply, installation and support of Data Protection and Recovery solutions to large SME, Corporate and Public Sector accounts. Recent years have seen successful entry into new markets, with exciting new product offerings.

We are currently looking for a proven O365 EM+S Technical Specialist to work alongside other team members. You will be part of a team providing IT services to a prestigious event.

You will help to deliver the IT solutions and be the go-to technical resource for M365. This is a 2-year permanent engagement for an experienced M365 Technical Specialist used to working at a senior level to help implement a modern workplace using M365. You should be able to work in an innovate way to ensure best value to meet the key requirements. You will work with the team to execute the programme strategy.

There will be a strong emphasis on Device Management and Security so specific experience in these disciplines is an advantage.

The successful candidate must undergo security clearance unless the candidate already has security clearance

Essential Skills and Experience

• Experienced Transformation Leader and Technical Architect

• Experience of implementing customised solutions to complex business challenges

• 3 + years’ experience in M365

• Flexible and collaborative approach to thinking, implementing solutions and solving problems

• Microsoft Certification (MCP/MCSE)

• ITIL Foundation

• Great communication skills

• Able to work largely independently and knows when to escalate

• Able to regularly communicate with customers, suppliers and third parties

• Can plan, schedule and monitor own work, with capability to supervise others

• Has an analytical and systemic approach to resolve complex issues

• Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and procedures

• Software packaging for distribution via InTune

Responsibilities

• Supports the Senior Solution Architect to design, plan and support all technical elements. This will be primarily across Microsoft SaaS O365 and modern workplace technologies and cloud-based applications as well as interfacing with Telecoms suppliers and all elements of the Target Operating Model

• Keeping abreast of all O365/Microsoft Technology changes

• Detailed technical knowledge across O365, cloud-based applications and all elements of the Target Operating Model

General Information

• Hours are 9.00am – 5.30pm

• 20 days holiday per year

• Permanently assigned on-site in central Birmingham subject to Covid19 restrictions being lifted

• Fixed 2 Year contract though this may become a permanent role

Please note that interviews will be taking place the week of the 8th June via Zoom. Please apply immediately to be considered for this role. CV’s and covering letters to cv@thesolution.co.uk or call 01384 340 666