Website TL Consulting
TL Consulting Group is a professional services organisation specialized in driving transformational uplift through offering intelligent automated solutions & services across the infrastructure, application, and data layer. Our transformational model & technology partners are cutting edge that provide a unique value proposition for organizations that are looking to move to a future state model being Cloud Native, driven by Architecture Design, Microservices, DevSecOps/CICD and Containerization.
The Senior Solution Architect will form a strategic position in management and development of TL’s Professional Services (PS) Consulting Practice, with specific focus on Enterprise and Solution Architecture.
With a broad range of responsibilities, the Senior Solution Architect will be expected to undertake Strategic Advisory, Current state to future State Architecture and Design, Technology Roadmaps and Target state analysis, including people, process, and technology/tooling. The intent of this role is multi-faceted to provide our customers with a key engagement point in Architecture.
The right candidate will provide thought leadership, sales support, team coaching, and support key customer goals attributed to technology transformation.
In addition, this role will be required to travel and support multiple geographies as well as actively participate and lead service line capability, services design, and implementation activities with a holistic approach (top-down) approach in mind.
Deliver high quality output on PS deliverables and lead improvement initiatives to enhance delivery for existing clients.
Provide architecture leadership through demonstrable understanding of business strategy, IT strategy, domain, and Enterprise architecture.
Work alongside the Pro-serve team and our customers, preparing architecture standards, governance / controls, and roadmaps.
Provide architecture leadership through demonstrable understanding of business strategy, IT strategy, customer architecture.
Provide guidance and direction around technology impacts of proposed business initiatives, while having a strong architectural basis with a comprehensive understanding of heterogeneous technologies.
Apply a commercial focus on all architecture work to ensure the desired business outcomes are met in a cost-effective way.
Balance the need for consistent and accurate enterprise architecture with the need for rapid delivery in an Agile environment
Provide guidance and direction around technology impacts and implications of proposed customer initiatives.
Contribute to Architecture work-package definitions and high-level project estimates/costings.
Designing for reuse across the group; reusing existing application components and infrastructure
Provide technical advice and guidance to key stakeholders including General Managers, Head of Technology, Program Directors/ Managers and Business representatives.
Build and maintain strong relationships with strategic vendors and partners.
Building and maintaining client relationships through developing an intimate understanding of their business needs and aligning our solutions and services accordingly.
Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business goals and support delivery outcomes.
Working closely with technical resources to develop fit for purpose solutions for clients in response to proof of concepts, capability reviews, statements of work and tenders. This will include drafting and finalising responses (where applicable).
Support delivery of request for proposals (RFP) & request for quotations (RFQ) for Client tender opportunities.
Engage, coordinate, liaise with and manage internal and external partners, stakeholders and / or vendors to ensure the successful delivery of project outcomes.
Support, help consultants within account portfolio (where appropriate). This will involve but will not be limited to coaching, upskilling, and acting as the primary escalation point and the main conduit between consultants and operations.
Promote TL Consulting’s brand internal to the customer, while supporting Company digital marketing initiatives.
Provide weekly and monthly status reports.
Design innovative solutions/services to enhance our differentiation against competitors.
Assist with the development and mentorship of the PS team.
TOGAF is the preferred architectural certification.
Microsoft Azure Solution Architect is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in business management, ICT, Engineering or Technology or similar.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
In the region of 5 years + extensive Strategic Consulting experience focused on delivering technology transformation
initiatives or programs or projects of work.
Strong stakeholder management skills interfacing with diverse stakeholders. i.e., General Manager, Head of Architecture, Solution Architecture.
Extensive experience in most if not all the following areas: Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture & Design, Enterprise Integration, Cloud Architecture & Design, Business Architecture, Solution Architecture, Technical Architecture.
Solid experience in relationship management, conflict resolution, influencing and negotiation.
Minimum 12 years Information Technology experience
Minimum 5 years Technology Architecture experience is required.
Minimum 3 years Integration Architecture experience
Proven knowledge of and experience with the architecting, design and implementation of integration solutions, including optimum selection of approach and technologies, patterns, anti-patterns and best practices such as use of relevant standards.
Knowledge of Cloud Architecture and Design principles and patterns. i.e. event driven architecture, multi-cloud practices, security practices.
Experience with message queues, notification services, API gateways, event brokers, ETL, and workflow technologies is expected.
Good Experience in integrations using REST, API’s, SOAP and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
Solid understanding at minimum of one high-level programming language at minimum from following: J2EE or C# .NET.
Familiarity with Architecture tooling such as ArchiMate or Enterprise Architect.
Ability to engage with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Must be able to work independently but also lead Consulting engagements in a highly matrixed environment (especially for short-term engagements).
Must demonstrate professional business practices, adherence to company standards, and a commitment to personal and professional development.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to manage and communicate up an across to secure buy-in and deliver solutions.
Excellent people skills. Ability to communicate with clients, management, team members and peers.
Strong client focus and ensures effective relationships are in place with key client stakeholders to deliver that service.
Committed to continuous improvement and delivering excellence in customer service.
A team player who can liaise effectively with a diverse group of delivery teams to ensure a positive experience for the customer.
Works collaboratively with key stakeholders (both internal and external) to deliver effective and successful outcomes.
Action and result oriented.
Consistently achieves positive, concrete results through hard work and perseverance.
Highly proactive. Chooses to take initiative and ownership of projects.
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