Senior Solutions Architect

  • Job Ref: 3904
  • Location: Potters Bar, United Kingdom
  • Type: Permanent


The Senior Solutions Architect for infrastructure– CLUK/IRE/Germany provides services for all UK and Europe Lines of Business, focused on infrastructure systems architecture.


This role reports to the ETI Manager.


The role across all LOB’s, Work within projects and technology initiative to execute the architecture practice following defined standards and methodologies, communicates technology standards to respective organisational units & ensure governance of Architectural practice by monitoring compliance to Divisional and Enterprise standards


This role is also accountable for the development and maintenance of the Target State Architecture (TSA) to support LOBs in alignment with business needs and application requirements.






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Overall Responsibility for the execution of the Architecture Practice for all Lines of Business by providing Architectural leadership of the Architects accountable for a given portfolio and/or project as appropriate.




Ensures Governance and Compliance, of all phases of system and technical architecture supporting LOBs, and responsible for quality and adherence to the Architecture Practice and required deliverables.




Defines the Target State Architecture (TSA) and ensures business requirements are incorporated into the system roadmaps.




Provides Leadership and direction within I.S to advance capabilities and ensuring the continual improvement of I.S. methods, tools, techniques an delivery of services




Performs the role of a Senior Solutions Architect across companies in Europe, responsible for the overall design and development of high quality information technology solutions within projects, and the integrity and implementation of the enterprise-wide system architecture. :

  • Acts as the focal point for significant infrastructure and development issues throughout all phases of projects
  • Ensures quality designs and implementations
  • Defines and maintains technical architectures
  • Defines infrastructure designs and collaborate and set direction with lines of business and application delivery teams in relation to technologies and the implementation of systems.
  • Consults with business clients, senior stake holders, ETS Management and project teams













Competencies: (Required knowledge, skills and abilities both technical and performance related)

As an I.S. leader, the incumbent is expected to have the management competencies related to their level (attached - I.S. Management Competency Profile Sept-08) and exhibit the Leadership Traits deemed necessary for success.


Also, this role requires proficiency in the following competencies deemed essential:


Organisational Acumen

The ability to understand and utilise the formal and informal organisation structure and dynamics when achieving goals and expectations. This includes understanding governance issues, the environment within which we operate, organisation culture and climate and how decisions are made within the organisation.


Results Management

The ability to understand the business implications of decisions, plan effectively and strive towards improving organisational performance. This includes assessing situations, creating strategic and operational plans, setting and monitoring goals, delegating, managing the implementation of projects, evaluating outcomes and taking accountability for all actions. It also includes the ability and willingness to learn, adaptability to new technologies,



The ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others to achieve valued outcomes. This includes partnering, teamwork, building alliances, looking for win-win solutions and building participative approaches.



The ability to influence and lead others to achieve valued goals and objectives. Leadership is demonstrated through employing various influence strategies and techniques including defining a vision and guiding individuals towards that vision. Effective leaders are accountable, demonstrate integrity and accept the responsibilities of being a leader.


Critical Thinking

The ability to effectively analyse and evaluate information and situations and render effective decisions. This includes the ability to gather relevant information, utilise various problem-solving tools and methods, draw accurate implications and demonstrate creativity and innovation when reaching decisions or solving problems.

John Ryan, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

John is one of our recruitment consultants on the Technical Infrastructure Division of e-Frontiers and has been with the company since June 2012. John brings over 12 years recruitment experience to the e-Frontiers team having previously worked for one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment companies. He has worked with many of the Ireland’s leading IT companies and has experience of sourcing technical candidates across all levels. He has also gained valuable on-site client recruitment experience from various recruitment projects. John studied Business Studies in Dublin Business School. He prides himself on his professional and logical approach to recruitment.

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