Solution Designer

IQ Internal Rec
£400 - 450 per day
06 Dec 2017
23 Dec 2017
An excellent local authority requires an experienced Solution Designer to join its existing Solution Design team. 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 advisors to colleagues at all levels in IT and the wider business. Working alongside Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers and Technical Specialists to produce fully costed end-to-end solutions designs that meet functional and non-functional requirements, conforming to Council architecture standards and lead the implementation of these. The successful candidate will have a broad range of technical IT experience with a depth of knowledge in at least one of the following, Windows Server, storage, firewalls, load balancers, databases, IaaS and PaaS. They 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 architectural issues. You will provide technical leadership for projects on the Delivery Plan providing solution designs, resource and estimates for projects through their lifecycle. Essentials: - 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 Desirables: - Good grasp of platform, networking and storage essentials - Familiarity with TOGAF architecture methodology and concepts - Familiarity with elements of local authority 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 This job was originally posted as

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