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Solution Architect

  • Job reference: 935409
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT & Telecoms
  • Date posted: 13/05/2021

We are seeking an experienced Solution Architect for our Oil & Gas Operator client based in Aberdeen. Candidates should have a proven background in managing and delivering IT business solutions. This will be a 6-12 month PAYE contract. Initially working from home but moving back into the offices as restrictions allow.


Discovery - Document system (application, data, infrastructure) components, interface/integration points, purpose and use within the environment. Create simplistic mapping of existing standard systems and process against discovered items, providing technical and functional fit-gap assessments where necessary.

Demand Management - Driving the adoption, and management of processes and tools to support the management of change within the technology landscape.

Design Authority - Acts as internal authority for applications and architecture decisions as well as influence the adoption of enterprise architecture, application lifecycle management toolsets and processes and champion a programme of roll-out and adoption in line with business strategies and initiatives.

Subject Matter Expert - An expert within the function, providing advice, guidance and support to project delivery staff, and assuming the role of gatekeeper, agreeing and owning the technical design and architecture for any system implementation in the estimating and planning stages of such projects. ensuring these are in line with strategies and enterprise architecture.

Solutioning - Assist in the development of, review and interpretation of business requirements to ensure alignment between business expectations and current or future IT/IM capability. Define and design solutions in response to the business requirements to assist the business in meeting their business objectives

Project Management - Support project management delivery commitments to select, develop, test and implement solutions and to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed timeframes

Disaster Recovery - Assisting in the definition of Disaster Recovery solutions, minimising the risk to the business and ensuring these are complimentary and supporting Business Continuity Planning throughout the company.

Experience & Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills

Good analytical skills

Project and resource management skills

Good mix of project experience

Full lifecycle experience

In depth skills in (at least) three technologies and one industry (preferably Energy)

At least fifteen years of experience in areas such as application design and development, application and data integration, middleware, database management or operations, information security, technical architecture, network management, mobility.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 935409.

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