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Position: Contract Solutions Architect

Location: Central London

Daily Rate: £550 to £600 per day

Duration: 3 Months

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced contract Solutions Architect to join the rail division of a FTSE 250 London based company on a major greenfield project utilising state of the art Azure PaaS to deliver a customer experience driven digital Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform.

The company are committed to delivering an ambitious digital channel shift strategy over the next two years as part of their agreement with the Department for Transport utilising Agile/Kanban methodologies.

The Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform is a first for a train operating company with a committed technology investment of over £6million.

The Role

As an experienced Solutions Architect, preferably with a Retail background, you will act as a bridge between the business and IT by aligning the IT and the corporate strategies. This will require engaging with key Business and IT stakeholders, understanding the major business initiatives and guiding the enterprise towards a commonly agreed architecture. You will be a T-shaped individual, who has a breadth of knowledge and skills spanning both business and IT domains and someone who also has a depth of experience in areas such as applications and data architecture.

You will lead the promotion of a shared infrastructure, applications and resources to reduce costs and improve information flow across different business units. You will also ensure that projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from each other and business and IT strategies. You will do this by developing a deep understanding of the different business models operating across the group and provide or assist in developing a roadmap to bring these different models on a commonly agreed future state architecture.

You will take ownership of the delivery of the Rail Enterprise, leveraging the shared resources available through the matrix technology organisation. You will also ensure that the correct Governance and Technologies are delivered from the Digital co-located team consisting of Product Owner, Developers, DevOps, QA, UX, UI, BA and PM who are responsible for creating and delivering all the Digital offerings, following Kanban Agile methodologies.

Key Experience Required

You will have a background in delivering end-to-end transformation programmes, more recently digital transformation.

You will have a solid understanding of both current and emerging technologies with a strong background in delivering cloud based solutions such as Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS solutions.

As well as the main retail platform you will also work on their new CRM strategy and integration including the RFP so any knowledge around CRM would be welcomed.

Experience in delivering SOA-based integration is a must, ideally with an in-depth knowledge & experience in one integration engine such as WebMethods.

You will have experience with a broad range of architectural methodologies and frameworks, i.e. TOGAF 9 as well as experience in implementing EA tools and processes with in-depth experience in applications delivering architectures involving Cloud (SaaS, PaaS & IaaS), e-commerce, online, social media and mobility.

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us

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