Deloitte Jobs 2023 – Solution Architecture

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About the job

Your opportunity

Are you committed to leading a team of Solution Architects to deliver quality solutions and services, working in the number one Professional Services company in the world? Do you feel excited by taking on a challenge? Do you get satisfaction from being part of a transformation leading best practice, reuse and ensuring effective secure designs? If this rings true then this role could be for you.

We are looking for a Solution Architecture Lead who can champion best practice, lead Ways of Working and strategically support the evolution of our technology landscape as we look to drive efficiencies and consistency across North and South Europe. You will need to have a collaborative style, but be able to implement effective governance and processes ensuring alignment to standards and high quality cost effective, compliant solutions.

This will be a demanding role but hopefully a very rewarding one as well.

This is a position for someone who feels comfortable interacting with different types of stakeholders able to impact more than 50,000 practitioners across North, South Europe as well as the increasing opportunity to work on a global scale across the whole Deloitte organization.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

  • Responsible for defining and leading best practice Solution Architecture across NSE covering all elements of the technology stack from infrastructure, cloud, network, data, application, security, and privacy. Ensuring effective processes and governance are in place.
  • Leading the Solution Architecture community of practice across NSE, driving consistent ways of working and alignment to our global target operating model for both colleagues and suppliers. Managing blockers and escalations for any solution architects.
  • Working closely with Enterprise Architecture you will ensure designs are aligned to strategy, target architecture and standards, providing architecture input to technical and delivery governance boards.
  • Support the strategic technology direction including identifying and assessing technologies to ensure they are approved for use. Prioritising components (platforms, microservices, code designs etc ) for reuse across solutions.
  • You will be capable of defining and implementing secure systems, multiple complex interfaces (on premise and SaaS solutions) and secure data structures in both legacy and leading edge technologies.
  • You will be responsible for prioritising and matching skills to the pipeline of work in a rapidly changing environment. Planning for recruitment and skills development to ensure the function evolves with the pace of technology and creating Business Cases as required.
  • You will have the ability to talk to different stakeholders (from SMEs, IT leadership and Business Partners), being able to demonstrate the value of proposed designs and rationale for decisions made.
  • Line Management responsibility for Solution Architects within your Geo and input to the line management and recruitment of architects across North, South Europe.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: You will be based at one of our offices, however, we will support you to consider the work you need to get done and when and where you can best do this – in the office or at home. Occasional travel for collaboration may be required.

Work pattern: This is a permanent opportunity and is a full time position, 7 hours a day. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience

Essential:

  • Experience of managing a team. Able to coach team members to perform to their best abilities; resource planning and forecasting skills.
  • Experience of implementing process and governance to ensure reuse, best practice and compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge of operating systems, system security, hardware, applications and database management (predominately Microsoft stack, LAMP and Open Source would be beneficial)
  • Demonstrable experience in Technology Solution Architecture and design –from a target architecture, application, and security architecture perspective; ensuring solutions meet functional, non-functional, security and privacy requirements
  • Design & implementation of end-to-end data and application architectures; conceptual, logical and physical modelling
  • Able to work across a wide range of Front end and back-end technologies and platforms (e.g. SAP, .NET, C#, SQL Server, Service Now, Salesforce, M365, Azure, AWS, Apache)
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies, learn quickly and pass on this knowledge to other team members. Champion for innovation and improvements.
  • Working knowledge of DevOps tools, automation and methodologies used to deploy solutions within a cloud platform
  • Understanding of test frameworks for automated testing/compliance
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies (Continuous integration, ADO etc.), microservices and container-based systems (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall delivery methods in a large-scale Programme Delivery environment.
  • AWS and/or Azure Certified
  • TOGAF accreditation or BCS Chartered Professional or Fellow in Solution Development & Architecture or equivalent
  • You may also be required to ensure technical reviews, guidance and troubleshooting assistance is provided from time to time into technical teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal manner, communication skills & customer focused
  • Ability to translate key complex technical issues into common business language

Desirable

  • Familiarity with industry compliance and security standards (ISO27001, PCI-DSS, etc.)
  • Cyber security related certifications/designations, such as: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Experience of working at a European or Global Level.

Your service line: Central Business Services (CBS)

CBS comprises seven service areas: Business Support Services; C&I Services; HR Services; IT Business Services; IT Infrastructure Services; Quality, Risk and Security Services; and Workplace Services. We also have two central teams – Delivery Partners and Vendor Management, and Service Management and CSI .Here is where we deliver world-class business support services for our people, our clients and our firm. From HR services, technology and digital support and pensions, to facilities management, and more – together we are a true enabler for better business. Highly skilled, experienced service delivery professionals, we have complete responsibility for processes that drive efficiency and deliver impact. Not just for our internal customers, but for the clients Deloitte works with too. We’re transforming what it means to work in business services; join us and you’ll experience a career full of fantastic opportunities.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your “Immediate Family Members” are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society – defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it’s about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK.

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