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Solutions Architect (1617)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

The Role

We are looking to fill a number of fixed term Solutions Architect roles with durations from 3 months to 2 years and covering several areas of expertise, including Dynamics 365 & PowerPlatform, networks strategy and design, and infrastructure solution design to support infrastructure upgrade projects. We are entering an exciting phase in our transformation of core business applications and our IT service platforms and these roles will underpin these initiatives. You will be working as part of the IT Strategy and Architecture Team, supporting and supported by other team members, and bringing your knowledge to influence strategy and technology roadmaps. If you have experience of working with 3rd parties and solution design and implementation work then we would be very interested in talking to you.

What we are looking for

  • Comprehensive and wide-ranging experience of creating and implementing solution designs in an IT context (breadth preferred)
  • Experience in managing external technology experts
  • Experience of designing with Microsoft products – Dynamics/Power Platform/Common Data Model, M365, Azure
  • Microsoft (or equivalent) Certifications, TOGAF 9, ITIL, Scrum, Prince2 qualifications are advantageous
  • Experience in selecting and delivering cloud-based solutions.
  • Experience of integration between applications, both COTS and bespoke
  • Advanced IT skills – in-depth knowledge of one or more of: IT infrastructure, database management, development frameworks, cloud computing, micro-services architecture, data integration, telephony & mobile device management, Business Intelligence/Data Science
  • Able to give direction to IT technical staff (provides supervision even when not in a direct reporting relationship)
  • Able to apply relevant technical governance effectively to ensure alignment with standards, policies and strategy (works within scrutiny for own work and provides scrutiny for the work of others)
  • Able to apply curiosity, logic, and experience to find solutions to complex problems and engage other people in evaluating an implementing solutions (Complex problem-solving ability at all levels)
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Solution Architecture
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Home Based, Manchester, Sheffield
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