Job Title: Senior Solutions Architect
Salary: £43,000 - £65,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
SSE are busy installing Smart Meters in customers' homes across the UK in line with our government mandated targets, at a current scale of 1000s per day. Our Metering IT team are essential in supporting the systems that allow this new technology to be rolled out nationwide, helping our customers become more energy aware, use less energy and have more accurate bills.
To help deliver the challenging objectives ahead of us, we are looking for a Senior Solutions Architect who will lead, facilitate, analyse and design the tasks required to develop the solution architecture for SSE metering projects. Youll be required to create high level solution models and solution architectures, including solution patterns/blueprints, to guide solution decisions for assigned projects aligned to business requirements.
Youll need to have had exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments as youll be the design authority on a variety of projects, ensuring adherence to architecture and design standards and the target Architecture. Oracle OUAF would be essential and knowledge of Oracle MWM, MDM and Fusion a benefit.
Your Skills and Experience
Youll need to be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation as youll work across more than one project at a time whilst providing solutions architecture on individual solutions.
You may be degree-level qualified in Computer Science, Systems Analysis or a related area, but more important is that you can demonstrate relevant hands-on design and implementation experience in IT, with knowledge in at least two of the following technical disciplines:
Network design & Cloud Implementations
Middleware and integration
Servers and storage for high capacity environments
Database managementAn understanding of the energy / utilities sector would also be advantageous, along with an understanding of the risks/threats to our industry, control systems, smart grid and metering, network, consumer technologies and customer data.
Youll also: -
-Understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations, and be able to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements
-Be able to estimate the financial impact of Enterprise Solution Architecture and individual solution architecture alternatives
-Have a strong understanding of network and data centre architecture, as well as application development methodologies
-Be able to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
-Understand SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, or client/server systems
-Have excellent planning, organisation, analytical and written / verbal communication skills.
Our Retail business is a market leader in supply of electricity and gas and in other energy-related services such as telecoms, broadband and boiler cover. We supply energy under our brands: SSE, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric and SSE SWALEC in the Great Britain market. At SSE, we're committed to giving you excellent customer service and treating you fairly; we want to make life easier for you, find ways of saving you money, and be on hand to help when you need us the most, thats our customer promise.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Heres a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: 2nd October 2019
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