Solution Architect

13 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Solution Architect Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom Competitive Job Description We are looking for a Solution Architect to join the Boeing Information Services (BIS) Professional Services team. The successful candidate will work with customer to help define and govern business and IT transformation programmes Following defined Boeing processes and liaising with the customer and Boeing experts and suppliers, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and governing of architectural components in support of transformation programmes. Responsibilities: •Working collaboratively within an integrated customer and supplier team to deliver jointly transformed Business and IT Services. •Recommends/ designs structures and tools for processes, applications and technologies which meet business needs. •Delivers technical visualisation of proposed applications for approval by customer and execution by system developers. •Develops and translates logical designs into outline solution designs and solution options top meet customer requirements •Undertakes or supports trade studies and option evaluations, product selections •Supports business case development and benefit identification and benefit realization (including benchmarking and KPI development) •Contributes to development of enterprise architectures: •Contributes to the development and maintenance of business architectures, in particular, process architectures, business reference model, capability models. •Contributes to the development and maintenance of information architectures, in particular taxonomies, high level information models, API's and common message formats. •Contributes to the development and maintenance of application architectures, in particular logical architectures and canonical interface definitions. •Contributes to the development and maintenance of technical architectures, in particular reference architectures an non-functional requirements including security considerations. •Utilises enterprise architecture •Develops solution architectures to deliver specific projects and capability improvements that form part of an overall business transformation or IT transformation effort, using the provided enterprise architecture. •Identifies and evaluates potential solutions, including demonstrating, installing and commissioning selected products. •Captures and develops architectures within a repository based architecture modelling tool Competencies: •Contributes to the development of enterprise solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. •Leads the development of point solutions to deliver specific capability improvements. •Develops solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. •Contributes to the completion of specific workstreams and projects - failure to obtain results, reaching erroneous decisions or making recommendations would typically result in serious project delays and additional expenditure of resources. •Determines and develops approaches to solutions within the constraints provided by a supervising architect (Chief Architect or Enterprise Architect). •Receives general direction for work that is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives Qualifications Essential: •Bachelor's degree in relevant subject (Computer Science, Engineering, Business) •Experience of implementing IT enabled business change •Use Case and Scenario Modelling •Experience of digital and mobile computing architectures •Experience of selecting or implementing COTS software including ERP and best of breed packages •Experience of integration heavy solutions and SOA. •Effective written and verbal communication skills. •Experience of the following notation: •Archimate 2 or 3 notation •TOGAF 9 or 10 •Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) •Experience in the use of repository based Enterprise Architecture modelling tools (e.g. Troux, Sparx EA, Mega, iServer, System Architect) Desirable: •Experience of defence, blue light and/or government organisations •Knowledge of infrastructure and/or security aspects of an enterprise-scale delivery or operation •Knowledge of Lean Thinking, Theory of Constraints, six sigma or similar business improvement techniques •Experience of virtualization of storage, compute and network capabilities •Experience of information security and cryptography tools, techniques and strategies •Experience of DevOps and Agile development •Experience of user experience design and development of personas •Experience of working within a multinational matrix management environment / structure and a large-scale, complex international organization, but also within small teams Other job related information This posting is eligible for participation in the Employee Referral Programme. Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for an international, locally hired position. Please note: this is an urgent requirement - recruitment and selection will commence prior to close date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORISATION TO WORK IN THE UK BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOUR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS.