IT Senior Solutions Architect

Hook | Other

IT Senior Solutions Architect

Home Based - attached to either Solihull or Hook

Occasional travel across UK for meetings/visits

Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)

£75,000 - £85,000 per annum plus benefits

Company car + performance based annual bonus 


Serco are a leading global services provider committed to delivery essential public services across Defence, Health, Justice & Immigration, Citizen Services, Transport, Leisure and Environmental. We are currently looking for an IT Senior Solutions Architect to join our team who will spearhead the development of comprehensive architectures tailed to establish an Engineering Asset Management capability using IBM Maximo.


Working collaboratively with the bids and projects teams, you'll lead IT design development by capturing and defining customer, security, and operational requirements. Utilising various architectural models, you'll deliver solutions that optimise efficiency and security while meeting business objectives. The role requires experience within the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) discipline and will have a focus on designing and deploying EAM solutions to manage complex and/or regulated assets.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Act as a Technical Design Authority, ensuring the design is compliant with Serco and MOD/Customer requirements.
  • Lead on the development of the IT Architecture through the capture of customer requirements and assessing suitable solution components to meet these requirements.
  • Develop high-level use-cases, demonstrating the desired functionality and interaction with systems.
  • Giving key focus to Application Services and API's, identifying current and future system interactions and exchanges of data.
  • Responsible for the ownership and/or construction of the technical architecture for a specific bid or contract, working with IT suppliers to ensure their systems meet the business requirements and are technically compliant.
  • Understand the direction of the business/bid, its imperatives, any future challenges and how these may be supported by an appropriate overarching IT architecture and principles.
  • Leading on solution/bid briefings through the governance process and ensuring Serco's that the solution is approved by all stakeholders.
  • Provide solutions design assurance through the bid/project transition phase to ensure the solution design is implemented as per target architecture.
  • Engaging with Infrastructure/Hosting Architects and DevSecOps functions to develop solution artefacts


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Experience in designing and deploying solutions which utilise Asset Management software systems, preferably the IBM Maximo Application Suite v8 or similar EAM product sets.
  • Experience in working on major Government/Ministry of Defence (MOD) contracts and bids, including knowledge, and understanding of MOD specific standards such as the Joint Service Publications (JSPs) and the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP).
  • Understanding of Applications Architecture and Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge and experience in API design and specification
  • Experience in developing test and migration strategy artefacts
  • Degree in IT related discipline along with an understanding of modern IT infrastructure, applications and Cloud based technologies.
  • Effective communication skills that enable you to convey complex technical details to clients in a straightforward manner.
  • Ability to identify technical issues and design solutions to fix them, gathering and assimilating information.
  • Strong stakeholder management and ability to build professional relationships with clients and operational managers.
  • Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation, and best practice.
  • Please note that the successful candidate will need to obtain SC Clearance to fulfil this role.


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary plus 5-10% annual bonus based on performance.
  • Company car.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme.
  • Flexible working options.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Health Cash Plans, free flu jabs and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals which include cinema discounts, merlin attractions, online shopping, leisure and hospitality, and mobile phone discounts/
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:19:00
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