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Solutions Architect (2252)

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.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

Please note, this role is for multiple permanent positions

Our vision is to provide industry leading solutions supporting client centricity, business agility and ambitious growth whilst also transitioning away from legacy platforms in a controlled manner. We are looking for skilled Solutions Architects with breadth across industries or solution areas with experience designing and assuring end to end business solutions to meet complex business needs.

Evidence of strong collaboration, cross team working and commercial approach to decision making is required. Experience working with Microsoft technologies is a must. Experience of system and data migration and implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365-based solutions would be advantageous.

You will be responsible for working closely with colleagues and 3rd parties to design and develop solutions to meet business needs, driving strategic growth and operational efficiency through the implementation of new platforms and the migration away from legacy. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of some architectural artefacts including standards, reference architectures and patterns and roadmaps that relate to the components you will be designing and implementing.

Pre-sales solution design, stakeholder engagement, proposition/product design and/or procurement experience (either side) is also of interest.

What We're Looking For
  • Comprehensive and wide-ranging experience of creating and implementing solution designs in an IT context (breadth preferred)
  • Experience of working alongside colleagues and external technology partners such as Microsoft to influence solutions and execute our strategy.
  • 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
  • Experience of adopting and driving technology innovation
  • 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. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.

 

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:
    Permanent
  • :
    Home Based, Manchester, Sheffield
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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