Program Solution Architect

NZD150 - NZD160 per hour
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10 Jun 2024
  • Huge transformation project
  • Auckland CBD / WFH options available
  • 6 months initial contract with a right to extend

About the Company & Role

Our client is a large financial entity who are going through a large transformation programme.
We are seeking a Program Solution Architect to join the existing teams of Architects. The Program Solution Architect will design and implement solutions for transitioning technology assets to support divestment. This role involves envisioning and executing solutions that ensure seamless integration with existing systems and minimal disruption to operations. The architect will collaborate with stakeholders to align technology solutions with business objectives and oversee the execution of architectural strategies.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Solution Design: Develop solution architectures for application systems, data migration, infrastructure, and security.
  • Impact Assessment and Mitigation: Evaluate the impact of separating technology assets, identify risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Engage with stakeholders to gather input and align on solution designs.
  • Integration Strategy: Define integration patterns and design scalable, resilient solutions.
  • Technical Leadership: Guide and mentor technical teams, ensuring adherence to standards and quality guidelines.
  • Monitoring and Governance: Oversee designs to maintain architectural integrity and address technical debt.
  • Documentation: Create detailed architectural documentation and establish governance mechanisms.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on emerging technologies and best practices to optimize solutions.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • IT Strategy: Awareness of group/domain business strategies and IT strategies.
  • Portfolio Management: Contribute to system life-cycle management roadmaps and investment plans.
  • Product Assessment: Evaluate products and stay updated on market trends and technology directions.
  • Architecture Practice: Promote continuous improvement and contribute to domain standards and team processes.
  • Architecture Collaboration: Engage with the architecture community.

Experience & Skills

  • Proven experience as a Solution Architect or Enterprise Architect focused on solution design and integration.
  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks, methodologies, and patterns (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman, microservices).
  • Experience with integration technologies is a must (e.g., ESB, API gateways, message brokers).
  • Strong communication skills to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience in divestment, mergers, acquisitions, or asset separations preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with teams across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Proficiency in designing solutions within constraints of inflight programs, vendor contracts, and fixed timelines.
  • Skills in network, infrastructure, and security architecture are essential.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect) are a plus.

How to Apply: Click APPLY and include your CV and cover

Please note, we can only consider applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand at the time of application.

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Posted by
Charolette Selvey
Lead Candidate Manager
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