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Solutions architect - lead consultant

Team: Solutions Architecture
Location: Hybrid - Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London
Commitment: Permanent - Employee
Ready for a new challenge? 
Are you looking for work that makes a difference? Do you want to work with people who learn and grow together?  
If so, Opencast could be the place for you. We’re a growing tech consultancy that creates user-centred solutions with purpose for our clients in government and business. 

The role 
You’ll use your understanding of product management, Agile principles, and development methodologies to support Agile teams with advice on opportunities, impacts, and risks while accounting for architectural debt. 
You’ll take ownership and lead other architects in shaping, defining, and delivering enterprise-scale solution architectures in large and complex client organisations, and align them to business outcomes, strategies, commercials, compliance, and governance mechanisms. 
You’ll develop architecture practices by applying your expertise in industry best practices, reference architectures, patterns, and standards. 
You’ll be a trusted partner to senior stakeholders, influencing IT strategy and policy for the good of the client’s organisation, and can identify, develop, and shape business opportunities for Opencast. 
You’ll work with clients on a broad scope of projects, addressing complex business challenges and providing experience by applying your knowledge across multiple business and IT domains. 

Essential experience  
We’ll want you to demonstrate experience of solutions architecture. You don’t need to have had the job title of solutions architect before. 
In your CV and interview, please show how you have:  

• broad knowledge and experience of enterprise-scale solution architectures in large and complex organisations 
• delivered solutions that span across Cloud, COTs, and Bespoke applications environments in multiple business domains and sectors 
• built strong relationships with senior stakeholders to understand their views. 
• a strong foundation in software development, design, and delivery roles. 
• worked with development life-cycle methodologies such as Agile software development, Scrum, and DevOps. 
• a good working knowledge of architecture frameworks and modelling languages. 

As well as solution architecture skills, there are essential core skills you’ll need to be a great consultant.  
In the interview, please show how you: 
demonstrated the significant, tangible business benefits of the proposals you initiate for clients 
take a methodical and considered approach to solving problems 
take a collaborative and consultative approach to leading and guiding teams 
keep up to date with new and emerging technology trends and their practical application 
In the interview, we’ll ask you to describe how you approach architecture, deliver business outcomes, and engage stakeholders. If you’re successful in the first interview, we’ll ask you back to present a proposal from a case study and problem statement. 

Desirable experience

Some areas of experience are not essential but relevant to the role: 
Experienced with Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, Open Agile Architecture) 
If you have this experience, please show it on your CV and we can talk about it in the interview. 
If you don’t have this experience please do still apply, as we can coach you in these areas if you join us. 
Lead consultant salary range: £90,000-£99,000
What our offer includes
Competitive pension, health cash plan, share options and discretionary bonus. 
Flexible hours and 25 days' holiday.
People to support you every step of the way. 
Where you’ll work 
Our hybrid model means you could work from our HQ, a city hub, client site or home. 
We include you 
We won’t discriminate on age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We’ll consider applicants from overseas. 
Job interviews are on Microsoft Teams. We’ll make any adjustments to help you. 
Want to know more?  
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