Solution Architect

Job Description

This is a hybrid role where you’ll work at least three days a week from the office alongside your team.

Our goal at CityFibre is to unlock the digital potential of Britain by creating a broadband network that works seamlessly for everyone, every day. Powerful, gigabit-speed connections that enable people across entire communities to enjoy life in full flow. To do this, we make sure that our people’s voices are heard, their ideas are welcomed, and everyone is given the opportunity to make a real impact.

What you can expect from us

Everyone at CityFibre has an important part to play, and we reflect that in our benefits. With a competitive salary depending on experience + a car allowance, when you join us, you’ll also enjoy 25 days’ holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, a performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

Change the game in Solution and IT Architecture

This is an amazing opportunity to get involved in lots of exciting projects across CityFibre, leading on their technical direction and really making your own mark on the role. You’ll be researching innovative and effective new solutions that meet key requirements from our stakeholders and implementing robust business cases on how to successfully integrate these across the business, including identifying and highlighting architectural risk and proposing mitigation recommendations. Day to day, this is some of what you can expect to be doing:

  • Working with the Enterprise Architects and business stakeholders to capture, maintain and evolve current state architecture
  • Evaluating internal functions, systems, business strategies and IT processes to find improvements that support our future goals
  • Ensuring that business and technology are in alignment by linking the business mission, strategy, and processes to its technology strategy
  • Supporting the early-life definition of programmes and projects that includes shaping and defining the scope and roadmap, and inputting into business cases
  • Managing and assisting the delivery of technical solutions that provide business advantage through effective right time, right cost and right solution design

What you’ll bring to the role

You’ll have already have solid experience researching, defining, and translating complex technical solutions to non-technical stakeholders, as well as experience working with systems and solutions deployed in a cloud environment, ideally AWS. You’ll also bring the following with you:

  • Ability to use telecoms, IT industry and enterprise architecture best practice methodologies, processes, functions, and data maps
  • Experience reverse engineering undocumented legacy systems and software, including data models
  • Good commercial awareness with the ability to select the best-fit solution
  • Extensive experience working in a scaled Scrum or Kanban environment
  • A software development background with experience coding, debugging, and reviewing development languages such as Python, Javascript, PHP and Web frameworks

We’re looking for people who don’t settle for ‘good enough’ and push things forward. If you’ve just found yourself thinking, ‘I’d love to do this’, we want to hear from you. Let’s change it up.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

CityFibre is working hard to change up the telecoms industry. This means we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to people from all backgrounds and commitments, including your carer and family status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, gender and gender identity. We’re also offering training programmes and placement opportunities to support the skilled, career changers, service-leavers, and returning workers to become part of our teams.

Additional Information

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