Solutions Architect

Posted 23 May 2024
Job type Contract
DisciplineIT & Telecommunications

Job description

Solution Architect
Duration: 12 Months contract with possible extension
Location: ACT  
Security clearance: Must be an Australian citizen.

DFP Recruitment is urgently seeking a Solution Architect for our Federal government Client. Solution Architect will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and
designs related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards.

  • Network Infrastructure: Knowledge of OSI model and the communication protocols that operate at each layer of the stack.
  • Security: Understanding encryption, in transit, and at rest and testing for vulnerabilities in a systems design.
  • Cloud/Hybrid/On-Premises Infrastructure: Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms with knowledge of compute, storage, identity & access management, governance, and networking services.
  • Database Administration or Design: Knowledge of SQL and data vault/data warehouse/data lake solutions.
  • Software Design & Development: Ability to formulate a high-level solution from a set of business requirements, architectural drivers, and design constraints while presenting trade-off between scaling, load, availability, and fault tolerance.
  • Data savvy with knowledge of various aspects of technology architecture.
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize and DevOps).
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and information technology infrastructure library (ITIL).
  • Understanding of IT standards and controls.
  • Proven analytic, planning, organizational and technical and skills.
  • Using an appropriate level of abstraction based on the audience, ability to communicate with senior-level technical and non-technical executives about pros and cons of alternative solution design proposals. Both in written and verbal forms.
  • Skilled at providing fit-for-purpose reporting based on organisational requirements.
  • Skilled at negotiating with stakeholders from different IT functions and proposing solution designs that are practical in the short-term with a clear plan to achieve future-state business capabilities.
  • Apt at quickly comprehending the functions and capabilities of new technologies.

  • Displays intellectual curiosity and tenacity to pursue practical solutions with a collaborative style in a team environment.
  • Trusted and respected as a leader who can see technology from perspectives of different IT Functions to reach outcomes.
  • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice and is more interested in results than personal preferences.
  • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes.
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