Experienced SOLUTION ARCHITECT for a leading FMCG company, Brussels, Belgium 6-12 months

Project status
Project start date
4 Feb 2019
Project posted
11 Jan 2019 10:53
Project duration (approx.)
12.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
€702.22 / day
Level of Experience
Mid-level
Area of expertise
Business / Process Transformation
Consultant location
Off-site
Languages
English (Essential)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

We are a global Consumer Goods company currently leading a transformation initiative around customer experience and customer journey. 
This is a digital transformation which will include the development of a B2B platform and associated systems and processes. 
The role will report to the Lead Solution Architect and work together with several product squads and Enterprise Architects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research, analyze, propose, design and deliver fit-for-purpose solution architectures across business functions/processes and technical domains – more specifically:

·  Identify innovation opportunities and developments drawing on inputs from the
business, across Solutions, external thought leaders and vendors.
·       Lead the effort to analyze integrated systems and recommend appropriate
hardware, software, and communication links required to support solutions goals
and strategy.
·       Responsible for the quality of, and adherence to, the overall solution design of
several related products, as delivered by suppliers.
·       Guard the health of the products’ common platforms – ensuring reuse and redesign
where needed, proper capacity sizing and respecting limits of cloud platforms.

 
ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Communication / Collaboration
·        Serve as the touch point for solutioning requests and provide education on solution
architecture directions and goals
·        Communicate project impacts of architectural decisions and implementation
·        Lead architectural efforts, utilising cross-functional knowledge (strategy, change
management and business process management) for project implementation
 
2. Architecture Development & Implementation
·        Lead effort to identify and analyse business drivers to derive business, information,
application, infrastructure, and security architecture requirements
·        Develop overall architecture approach for all layers of a solution where appropriate
·        Lead effort to work with the business users, enterprise architect and application
developers to develop the overall solution architecture
·        Assist in the development of architectural best practices and standards
·        Provide leadership and technical guidance to solution architects from supplier side
·        Promote and leverage use of enterprise architecture standards, policies, and
procedures across development in projects and programs
·        Review the deliverables throughout the development cycle to ensure quality and
traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and
standards
 
3. Architecture Analysis and Consultation
·        Lead effort to review and provide input on proposals from an architectural
perspective, including feasibility, practicality, technical viability, and consistency
·        Assess and recommend infrastructure and technical solutions for upgrades to meet
business needs
 
QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
·       Master IT degree (or equivalent through experience)
·       Demonstrable experience of working with SAP, Salesforce, Heroku and/or integration
technologies (MuleSoft, …).
·       Demonstrable experience in designing custom, complex enterprise solutions across
various architecture domains
·       Deep knowledge of solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best
practices.
·       Advanced understanding of IT industry trends, enterprise standards and
methodology
·       Experience of structuring and facilitating the process of innovation within an IT
function
·       Understanding of solution lifecycle, and usage of agile and waterfall delivery
methodologies
·       Experience of working with development toolsets and frameworks (e.g. VSTS, Jira)



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Location: Belgium
Length: 6-12 months
Daily rate: Depending on experience

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