Lead Solution Architect

  • Full-time

Company Description

Come join us and make a difference in the world!

We’re NEC Software Solutions (part of global tech giant NEC Corporation). While you read this ad, our software is helping to dispatch ambulances, support families, keep trains on the move, locate missing people and even test the hearing of newborn babies.

Working with us, you’ll be helping our 3,000+ employees push the boundaries of what’s possible and support amazing public services.

We work with governments, hospitals, police forces, housing providers, local authorities and more. We help them pay financial support faster, speed up treatments for patients and respond to emergencies in the right way. The more we do, the more our customers can do for others. And together, we make a world of difference.

We’d love your help. And we’ll support you all the way.

Discover more at www.necsws.com

Job Description

Working within the Public Safety business, you will be responsible for defining the policies and standards that guide technology delivery, possessing significant experience in modern, cloud based technology standards and practices.

As Lead Solution Architect you are accountable for leading a team of Solution & Software architects and providing architectural design and technology roadmaps for complex Policing and National Security applications supporting high volume, mission critical products and services. There will also be opportunities to oversee ongoing architectural needs within our Justice and Enforcement (including Biometrics) and Control Room application suites.

You'll work hand in hand with our Product Managers, Delivery and Technical Leads in order to influence and define a technology roadmap to meet both our commercial and technology aims.

We're looking for a role model within the discipline to engage the wider community whilst coaching/mentoring other architects, technical leads and engineers.

Core aim of this role is to provide technical assurance to ensure successful deployment of NECSWS Public Safety products into a given client whilst also protecting our commercial position.

To be successful in the role, we need someone who can mediate between people and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences, particularly someone who is confident in communicating with stakeholders at all levels. Someone who understands the evolutionary nature of technology delivery in an agile environment. As you may imagine, our stakeholder expectations are high, and we'll need you to facilitate discussions about high risk and complexity even within constrained timescales.

The Lead Solution Architect will work with the project or programme manager and the wider architecture team to:

  • ensure that scope of supply is correctly documented and maintained

  • technical project risks are identified and managed

  • ensure that any non-functional requirements from a customer are agreed and documented

  • ensure Impact assessments are practical, have well defined scope and implementation and use existing products wherever possible

  • identify opportunities for selling additional product capability.

The Lead Solution Architect will manage the relationship with customer technical staff.

Provide information to help the customer address their project technical issues such as firewall settings, etc.

The Lead Solution Architect will support the Bid process including technical responses, infrastructure sizing (mainly cloud based) and clarification support.

The role also has a focus on promotion and leadership of the architectural vision both inside the architecture team and across the wider technology and business teams.

Additional Information

Employees of NEC Software Solutions are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 5 days
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
  • A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Data Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required. Must have or be able to gain NPPV or SC security clearance

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

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