Senior Solution Architect
Position: Senior Solution Architect
Closing Date for Applications: 30th January 2017
We are offering one exceptional candidate the chance to be a Senior Solution Architect.
In this role you will be responsible for defining the design for changes on IT systems, ensuring the system design complies with Enterprise Architecture principles, policies, standards / directions and meets the business needs.
As the Solution Architect you will lead and facilitate collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and IT service providers on system design related matters.
What are you accountable for achieving as Senior Solution Architect?
Acquires and maintains expert functional and technical knowledge on specified IT systems.
Drives the mapping of business, sector or customer requirements to integrated, reusable, scalable and cost efficient end-to-end IT Solutions.
Balances customer specific solutions with reusable, scalable, globally targeted standard solutions.
Ensures the alignment of business processes and system functionalities with each solution delivering a required set of capabilities
Applies IT standards and best practices to system design
Guides global solutions towards realistically achievable standard templates and supports their appropriate governance
Identifies best practices and guides the business, on global or regional level, towards the realistic reusability of existing solutions.
Provides quality assurance for system design aspects
Reviews design changes driven by new requirements towards business critical systems
Reviews application specific architectural artefacts
Receive from business new requirements for solutions that support new or updated capabilities or process changes
Receive from customers integration requests for end to end solution designs
Provide suppliers with detailed solution / requirements specifications
Receive from suppliers effort estimates and quotations for validation
Provide expertise and guidance for delivery of architected solutions to project delivery
Ensure that any proposed system design is in line with DP DHL corporate standards
Collaborate to find communalities and share or reuse solutions across the DP DHL divisions
What will you need as a successful Senior Solution Architect?
Experience of supply chain solutions within a network and contract logistics business
Vast experience working on transportation solutions within a network or contract logistics business,
Excellent analytical skills in order to analyse requirements and document it into business and technical documents.
Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
Ability to manage external development and support vendors.
Knowledge of IT Industry standards and market trends
Knowledge of Supply chain logistics functionality, processes and organisations
Experience in system testing
Understanding IT Project management methodologies (DePICT)
Extensive experience in the IT Architecture area
Experience in system design and implementation of logistics solutions e.g., Order Management, Warehouse Management, Transport Managment business and systems solutions
Service parts experience desirable but not essential
Willingness to work “out of office hours” when required to support different regions
Facts and Figures
DHL Supply Chain UK
Work Permit Required