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Solutions Designer

  • Job reference: DEIT451
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: IT
Job description: My client, a local authority in Hampshire, is looking for a Solutions Designer to work on an initial 6 month contract basis with extension likely. This role is INSIDE IR35.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of technology solutions built on enterprise class platforms which meet business requirements and enable projects to deliver against corporate strategies and objectives, ensuring these are in line with architectural standards.

You will be a member of a talented team acting as trusted advisers to colleagues at all levels in IT and the wider business. Working alongside Enterprise Architects, Business Relationship Managers, Business Analysts, Project Managers and Technical Specialists to produce fully costed end-to-end solution designs that meet functional and non-functional requirements, conforming to Council architecture standards and lead the implementation of these.

You will need to have experience in delivering COTS applications and SaaS solutions as well as a broad range of technologies including IDAM, Windows Server, storage, firewalls, load balancers, databases, IaaS and PaaS, with depth of knowledge in at least one area. You will be well versed with solution delivery lifecycles and accountable for ensuring the successful implementation of your solutions through to launch, completing solution design documentation and resolving any identified risks and architectural issues. Also be able to present to stakeholders at all levels


For each identified project you will be expected to;

* Liaise with Business Analysts and Key Stakeholders helping to understand/set high level scope for each proposal.
* Research options and make high level recommendation on likely delivery methods.
* Liaise with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure standards and future direction met.
* Feedback on likely achievement against initial business case.
* Create high level solution and infrastructure designs with cost estimates
* Create task and resource estimates.
* Present proposals for IT architecture approval.


Essential Skills & Experience

* Experienced in Enterprise grade IT solution design
* Significant background knowledge and design experience / skills.
* Ability to act as SME against a wide range of proposals, technical & business areas.
* Ability to work with BA's and stakeholders to specify a high level the design.
* Good communication skills - including verbal, written and facilitation skills
* Experience of handling multiple tasks running concurrently with varying complexity, time constraints, impacts and risks
* Experience of early planning, estimation and cost modelling


Desirable Skills & Experience

* Good grasp of security, platform, networking and storage essentials
* Familiarity with TOGAF architecture methodology and concepts
* Familiarity with elements of key technology stack is advantageous
* Citrix XenServer, XenDesktop, Netscaler
* Windows Server 2008+ (inc. all server roles and features)
* VMWare ESXi 5+
* Microsoft Hyper-V
* Exchange up to and including 2010
* PowerShell Scripting
* App V
* Lync

Please contact Danny Eccles at Service Care Solutions for more information or to apply.

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