Senior Solution Architect


  • Contact: SSE Plc

Base Location: Perth, Scotland with flexibility to work from other SSE locations

Salary: £56688 - £74869 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent / Full Time / Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSEs growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role

As a Senior Solution Architect, supporting our Energy Trading business, you'll be responsible for delivering high-level Solution Architectures in line with business requirements, organisation and industry standards, and ensure these maintain integrity within the context of the relevant programme architecture.

A key part of your role will be to provide direction and guidance on projects, ensuring adherence to Architecture and Design standards and the Enterprise/Target Architecture, and to establish strong relationships with stakeholders by effectively managing expectations and inspiring confidence in delivery. You'll also perform a design authority role on projects, ensuring the detailed designs and solutions, delivered on projects up to £20m, align to the Solution Architecture, managing and resolving any design issues as they arise.

What do I need

Rather than a purely technical or infrastructure view, you'll deliver fully-rounded IT solutions for the Wholesale business. This should be based on experience of a diverse range of technologies, ideally covering some of: integration technologies; Oracle database; data management and analytics; Microsoft Azure and general Cloud computing. Previous experience of energy trading within the utilities sector would be an advantage.

You'll demonstrate proven ability and experience in working with executive levels, translating business needs into solution architecture requirements and options. Your approach to balancing long-term (strategic) and short-term implications of individual proposals and decisions, will be pragmatic and you'll have significant experience in developing solution architectures and exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.

You'll already have experience applying architecture frameworks and any related architecture development methods, such as TOGAF, and working in a structured and methodical way including building and maintaining architecture baselines.

Your ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including business sponsors, Business Transformation Leads, Relationship Managers and delivery teams, is essential to this role.

You'll have a broad range of experience covering Enterprise, Solution and Technical architecture, ideally with a full software development lifecycle background, and previous participation in, or running of, IT governance functions.

Please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Jane Freeman, or sse.

About SSE

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