Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect

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Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect Position Description We are looking for an experienced Senior Solution Architect to own and define solutions to meet our clients’ challenges as they shape their organisations to take on the transformation required to deliver NetZero over the next couple of decades. We are looking for architects that can design a solution from either COTS products or built within our clients existing patch work quilt of technologies and services.Be part of something exciting and join CGI as we continue to grow our architecture practice, working across a variety of presales engagements, with clients from a broadening industry spectrum.From public service systems to cutting-edge commercial projects, our work has a wide reach, helping make the everyday easier, for everyone. Innovation is at the heart of what we do, positioning the right technology at the right time to create truly compelling propositions that deliver value as well as outcomes. We are looking for an architect that can spot an opportunity to innovate, or create something new within the constraints of the scope that will open up additional proposition benefits and elevate our response to stand proud as the consultant of trust. Focusing on need and leveraging our ecosystem of partner solutions, realising one size doesn’t fit all in most circumstances.This role can be based anywhere in the UK, though flexibility with travel as required will be essential. With a hybrid working environment, you’ll have the ability to work from home/remotely as well as onsite. Your future duties and responsibilities As the Senior Solution Architect you will essentially bridge the gap between the technical and business teams and be responsible for providing expertise in the definition, design, implementation, adoption and adherence to enterprise architecture strategies, processes and standards.You will be responsible for defining the solution and owning it through the proposition development and present it to the client. You will be required to contribute significantly to proposal production and collate and validate solution assumptions. It is expected that you will oversee and lead a team of technical resources that will provide the underpinning technical solution of the proposition.In this role you will be expected to:•Capture the scope of the opportunity into capability maps highlighting what exists and what is new•Define the solution building blocks required to meet the objectives of the client•Identify or suggest the most appropriate tooling and services required to deliver the solution•Define the design patterns that will underpin the technical response•Define and articulate the conceptual model of the solution•Delegate or define the lower level detail associated with delivery of the conceptual model•Responsible for the creation of the systems architecture (either through delegation or as an owned activity)•Responsible for generating the interface designs and defining data structures to support the solution•Estimate the effort to deliver and support the solution•Support the generation of a cost model as well as model supporting elements for a business case such as NPV, ROI.•Identify a delivery route and delivery model.•Optimise the delivery model through leveraging capabilities in terms of onshore, nearshore, offshore models and understand the productivity gains of each model•Engage with the client to walkthrough and present the solution as solution lead and a core member of the proposition response team to the clientYou will look to build logical models of components and interfaces that contribute to the development of systems architectures, produce detailed component specifications and translate these into detailed designs for implementation. This role is based around services with a cloud element (Azure/AWS experience hugely beneficial). Required qualifications to be successful in this role The successful Senior Solution Architect will offer demonstrable expertise with core technical skills in applications/services (with Azure/AWS cloud experience).- Strong background in a Solution Architect role, ideally within a large IT consultancy environment- Experience of transformation/modernisation projects would be very desirable- Energy or Utilities experience beneficial but not essential- Delivery experience in designing and implementing cloud native solutions- TOGAF certified – Delivery experience in Agile methodologies such as: Scrum; Lean; LeSS; SAFe- Understanding and demonstrable capability in the software delivery lifecycle including acceptance into service and in service operations – Understanding of Data Warehousing approaches and techniques- ITIL v3 or ITIL 4 Foundation certification- Understanding of Data Warehousing approaches and techniques- Understanding and demonstrable capability in defining automated DevOps Pipelines- Knowledge of development frameworks- Experience in SOA/Microservice and Event Driven Architecture- Exposure to BDD/TDD and other shift left quality assurance principles.Skills:•Business Development / Sales•Leadership•Solutions Architecture•Energy Industry•Utilities#INDCGI Build your career with us.It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.Learn more about CGI at unsolicited agency referrals please.CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

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