Senior Solutions Architect

Flexible location with home working available
£34643 - £38632 Per Annum
12 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Solutions Architect

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Solutions Architect to join their newly formed service design function within the Technology Design and Delivery Team.

As the largest nature conservation charity in the UK with over 1.2 million members, our client’s digital estate is vital to their mission - from rallying people together to speak up for nature, to inspiring a love of wildlife, to raising the income that pays for their conservation work in the UK and around the world.

Position: Senior Solutions Architect

Location: Our client is flexible about where you're able to work from, but there's an expectation that you'll have to regularly travel to deliver work as part of projects and meet up with the rest of the team.

Salary: £34,643 to £38,632 per annum

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Permanent

Benefits: Flexible working, 26 Days Annual Leave, Free access to our reserves, up to 20% discount off retail items in our shops. Free access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme that provides support and advice around financial, physical and mental health wellbeing. A substantial Learning and Development offer.

Closing date: 27th August 2020

About the role:

This an exciting opportunity for a Solutions Architect to shape and demonstrate how investment in user experiences and solid systems design can provide step change solutions to help save nature through people.

Typical activities in this role will include:


  • Working with user researchers, business analysts and service designers to gather requirements
  • Converting identified requirements into technical specifications
  • Identifying if there are existing solutions that would meet user needs
  • Identifying the best solution stack for developing a product
  • Assessing the impact of new services on existing system infrastructure
  • Directing and overseeing the work of development teams
  • Presenting outputs and feedback to internal stakeholders


About you:

As Solutions Architect you will bring with you the following skills and experience:


The ability to demonstrate strategic and leadership competencies, with experience within a similar role.


Qualifications as necessary to the role from: Levels 6 or 7 (Masters/Bachelors Degree, NVQ Level 4/5, Postgraduate qualification etc.) - within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)

Levels 9, 10, 11 (Ordinary/Honours Degree, Post Graduate Qualification, Masters Degree) - within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

Equivalent level qualifications (including professional accreditation with relevant formal training) Plus experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

Above all else, you'll be an advocate for saving nature. Nature's in big trouble - the climate crisis and loss of habitat are pushing some of our best loved species towards extinction. This role is your chance to make real change possible!

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Senior Solutions Architect, Solutions Architect, Junior Solutions Architect, Lead Solutions Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, Application / Solutions Architect, Principal Solutions Architect etc.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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