Job title: Solution Architect
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job published: 2024-06-06
Job ID: 33320
Contact name: Richard Padget
Phone number: +441617147120
Contact email:

Job Description

Solution Architect – London (Central London) – Hybrid remote

#TeamCandour are on the hunt for an accomplished Solution Architect to join a thriving multinational out of their Central London offices on a hybrid (2 days in the office per week) basis.

The successful candidate will have a strong sense of ownership, proactivity, and pride in their work. They will use their experience on a range large and small change initiatives, providing architectural oversight to delivery and producing architecture deliverables that suit the size and nature of the change. They will also work with a wider group of solution, domain, and enterprise architects from across the group to drive forward the wider IT strategy and commercial gains.



  • Strong, demonstrable knowledge of solution architecture, its constituent phases/layers, and the importance of architectural process.
  • Experience of on-premise, cloud and hybrid solution design: Windows and Azure PaaS experience strongly preferred, containerisation knowledge desirable.
  • Experience of producing architecture deliverables and artifacts required.
  • Experience in conceptual and logical data modelling with the ability to clearly represent complex ideas graphically.


Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Software Delivery Lifecycles and DevOps practices preferred.
  • Understanding of TOGAF, Zachman, Kotusev or similar EA frameworks preferred.
  • Understanding of Agile (Scrum) is necessary, SAFe knowledge also useful.
  • First-hand experience with Confluence, Teams, LucidChart and Jira preferred.
  • Experience of team leadership and mentoring preferred but not essential.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking full ownership for the design and delivery of modern solutions that are secure, scalable, performant, resilient, compliant, cost-effective, and commercially viable. Solutions will need to satisfy not just immediate stakeholder requirements but also align to wider strategies, standards, and principles.
  • Engage with, assist, and empower Agile delivery teams across the whole lifecycle of a change initiative, from requirements gathering through to BAU.
  • Deliver architecture deliverables (HLDs/MLDs, diagrammatic artifacts) that are suitable for the change in question using consistent templates and approved tooling. The successful candidate does not need to be an expert in all areas of architecture, but they will need to own the responsibility for seeking the information, collating it, and documenting it.
  • Work with the Lead Architect to mature the architecture practice, helping to embed architecture principles, standards, and strategies into Agile team planning and deliveries.
  • Working closely with business domain experts and product owners to understand problem statements and value realisation opportunities, often working alongside business analysts.
  • Engagement with a range of colleagues from deeply technical staff to senior business colleagues from across the enterprise. The ability to understand stakeholder interests and adapt your engagement style, approach and terminology is essential.
  • Collaborating closely with vendors to ensure their suitability and the suitability of their product(s), including active contribution to, and reviewing, RFIs and RFPs.

Curious? We’re available anytime to chat through the finer details of what could be an amazing career move………reach out anytime!


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