Solution Architect

Posted 22 November 2021
Job type Contract
DisciplineCloud + Infrastructure

Job description

9-month contract opportunity to work with our highly regarded client in the utilities sector. This role is based in Newstead, Brisbane + 2 days per week work from home flexibility.

The contractor will be a Solution Architect tasked with providing technical expertise and thought leadership to assist the Retail Platform and its internal customers at the client in providing technical and architectural advice and guidance for the successful delivery of the associated projects within the Retail Program of Work. This includes:

  • Providing architecture subject matter expertise in the form of advice, consultancy and design of key technologies including the exploitation of cloud services
  • Assisting in planning and initiation activities whilst ensuring alignment with Enterprise Architecture
  • Recommending and assessing technical solutions & options Support clients Digital Operating Model new ways of working (Agile) - e.g., Program Increment planning for key platform backlog items moving forward
  • Documenting the current state position for the Retail platform including Asset Management Plans
  • Developing architectural roadmaps for the various Retail capabilities
  • Assist in problem definitions for work coming up on the Retail roadmap
  • Provide input to Investment Proposals and gate 2 business case documents
  • Update all Retail system design documentation for each application
  • Assist with trouble shooting issues on the platform

The Solution Architect Key Accountabilities are:

  • Provide expert advice in Solution Architecture and Design/s for client whilst maintaining a focus on business objectives
  • Development and management of relationships with key clients and the Digital leadership team to support the identification, coordination and planning of services in a timely and effective manner
  • Detail and Negotiate Solution outcomes with stakeholders
  • Ensuring that new initiatives and projects are identified, defined and aligned with the clients business plans and strategies
  • Identification, resolution and management of strategy and architecture issues/exemptions are identified, resolved and managed
  • Provision of "internal consulting" expertise to staff in respect of technology architectures
  • Provision of appropriate advice regarding architecture options/solutions to other projects and initiatives
  • Production of architecture design artefacts
  • Negotiation of best possible business and technological outcomes
  • Ensure architectures are developed to reflect the interrelationships across the Digital group and Clients application set and mapped against the architectures of the organisation

Technical Requirements

Projects will be managed under the Clients Digital project delivery methodology. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate an exceptional working relationship within the Digital Platform team and between their internal clients
  • Actively participate in key meetings and planning sessions, enhancing the relationship between the Digital and its internal clients
  • Provide strategic and tactical guidance, expertise on ICT directions and support to Senior Managers, process and system owners
  • Provide thought leadership in ICT directions, vendor engagements and partnerships
  • Ensure ongoing review and updating of architectures to cater for changes in business and IT strategies
  • Ensure integration between major application systems through appropriate investigation of information management technologies
  • Ensure that projects comply with client's architecture standards

Skills required

  • Demonstrated experience as a security solution architect on large complex ICT projects, including strategic knowledge and use of architecture/design methodologies and tools
  • Ability to elicit business and architectural information from others and document it as part of solution designs, including demonstration of how solutions meet frameworks and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with business and technical stakeholders, senior management and project team members, including running workshops and producing artefacts from these engagements
  • Ability to work independently to develop, enhance and review ICT solutions in a DevOps environment
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines in a high pressure, fast paced environment while managing multiple projects or work packages
  • Able to demonstrate experience in managing the exploration of opportunities and being able to assess these opportunities including developing appropriate risk mitigation
  • Knowledge of AWS and/or Azure Cloud native characteristics and how architectures can be delivered in accordance with technical challenges and best practices in a cloud environment
  • Experience in providing architectural and process direction for Cloud implementation/s (application based when transitioning to cloud

Job number # 200205300

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Ianthe Price on 07 33395628 or email: and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.