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Solution Designer

Company Name Confidential

Keywords / Skills : Solution Architect, Solution designer

8 - 10 years
Posted: 2018-08-27

Industry
Banking/ Financial Services
Function
IT
Role
Other Software/Hardware/EDP - Solution Designer
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Stream:
Any
Posted On
27th Aug 2018
Job Description
The role is responsible for engaging with projects to create technical risk assessments, identifying the detailed component designs that will be necessary to fulfil the project’s objectives. In doing so, the role holder is responsible for ensuring that the component level changes proposed by the individual design domains form a coherent whole that most effectively meets the business need. These activities will inform the assessment of project business cases and will underpin planning, scheduling and scope definitions. As well as a project focused work, the role has an enduring responsibility for maintaining the end-to-end service designs, or current state repositories, that explain the operation of each of our services. The documentation provided thus acts as a framework for the more detailed activities undertaken by the individual teams.


 Own, define and deliver technology solutions
 Understand vision and requirements of the Product Owner and translate that into a workable technology solution for the customer
 Work in an integrated team with business and technology representatives to create a blueprint solution, which can be used for the actual implementation
 Moderate the dialog between business and IT in order to identify pragmatic IT solution and resolve potential issues. Support alignment process with EA and formulate exceptions in case needed
 Develop end-to-end technical solutions to meet agreed business requirements, as encapsulated within a project or similar activity, ensuring that:
   -The portfolio of individual component domains necessary to effect the desired change is identified and engaged.
   -That the high-level nature of required changes on a per-domain basis is identified, and that the sum of design activities across all domains provides an end-to-end solution.
   -Most effective use is made of all available technologies within the Bank 
   -Changes align with the network, security and technology evolution strategies.
 Refine and review business requirements, influencing them to ensure the most effective use of the Bank’s Network and IT resources.
 To ensure that the technical designs deliver the most effective customer experience.
 Responsible for representing technical change through the corporate governance processes that track and permit project progress.
   -Ensure that risks, dependencies, scope and scale are fully understood by decision making bodies. 
   -Advise on the viability of the end-to-end solution, taking into account other programs of work and the complexities inherent in it.
 Create and maintain a robust project focused design documentation that:
   -Encapsulates the technical definition of the solution in a manner that can be used to drive coherent action across design teams;
   -Clearly defines the technical interfaces/protocols to be exposed between solutions being developed by each engaged design community
   -Identifies dependencies with other programs of work that will impact the delivery of an individual project; and
   -Is a key input to corporate governance processes for assessing the feasibility and risks of projects.
 Create and maintain a robust and enduring current state documentation that:
   -Defines, in an end-to-end fashion, how user services draw upon the Bank’s network and IT capabilities. That is, documentation that maps the services we offer to the technologies they rely on.
   -Reflects all changes to service definitions, or component use, that have been brought about by projects.
   -Is consistent with, and forms a hub that links, strategic technology evolution, capacity planning and other related forward-looking information.
 Support Project Managers in delivery of projects, acting as a single point of contact for technical aspects, who can interpret technical detail into business language.
 Contribute to the coordination of third parties, such as vendors, outsourced partners, or parent companies, to ensure the delivery of solutions across domains and technologies remains aligned.
 Develop and maintain a level of technical expertise, knowledge of current best practice and industry trends so as to act as a technical point of reference.




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