Senior Solution Architect

Short Description

Qualifications

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains design authority for the solutions ensuring the application and interpretation of client information to secure the value proposition
  • Project manage the solution architect, commercial architect and SME resources to develop the overall architecture of the solution
  • Unifies the team to build a value proposition which showcases Capgemini’s capabilities and how they meet or exceed the client’s needs
  • Leads in the writing  and presentation of the overall solution to the client
  • Conduct and actively participate in client interactions throughout the sales process, as necessary
  • Provide input for internal reviews and external documentation including  required risk management contingencies
  • Leads solution review sessions and participates in contract, HR, SLA and SOW negotiations
  • Keeps up to date with market trends and able to speak confidently about the external market and position Capgemini positively within that
  • Advise and recommend architecture strategies, processes and methodologies to the client to facilitate their decision making and, where possible steer their thinking to align to the Capgemini solution
  • Shares best practices and lessons learned in order to develop the Capgemini proposition
  • Gather inputs from a diverse range of sources to create an articulate and compelling propositions for the clien
  • Essential Criteria:

    The Enterprise Architect will work collaboratively and must have:

  • Demonstrate sound understanding of outsourcing portfolio offerings and be capable of providing sound assessment of client requirements
  • Excellent solution design experience, business expertise and commercial acumen to develop market beating solutions with an eye on the bottom line
  • Drive and energy, and the determination to guide each project to a successful completion.
  • Proven experience in the ability to build trusting relationship with peers, the broader operations community and other stakeholders both internal and external.
  • The ability to work within and manage a geographically diverse team.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage in constructive dialogue with the client and stakeholders with a focus on sales and solutions.
  • Strong organisational skills; being resourceful, effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done, able to work on multiple tasks at once without losing track, and foreseeing/ planning around obstacles.
  • Strong analytical skills and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to present ideas in a clear, concise and compelling fashion to any audience
  • Personal credibility and impactful leadership skills
  • Strong networker and influencer with experience in managing a matrix environment and working with ambiguity
  • Fluent in English
  • Other Criteria

  • Degree qualified or an equivalent level of demonstrated competence in senior management and enterprise architecture disciplines in an outsourcing environment
  • Demonstrated core architecture skills including
    • Business  and solution modelling
    • Business process design
    • Solution design
    • Benefits analysis
  • Experienced project/programme manager
  • Established  professional credibility
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    Flexibility is expected in the role, with a travel commitment of 50% or more being required.