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Sales Solution Architect

Date: 20-Nov-2021

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

The Sales Solution Architect analyses, designs and develops roadmaps and implementation plans based on a current versus future state solutions architecture. He/she leads and facilitates the solution architecture governance processes based on the governance structure and manages exceptions to architectural standards at a solutions level. He/she assesses near-term needs to establish business priorities, analyses and develop solutions architectural requirements, and ensures alignment of architectural requirements with the IT strategy. He/she analyses the current architecture to identify weaknesses and identifies opportunities for improvement and performs ongoing architecture quality review activities.

He/she works in a dynamic and evolving business environment. He/she is expected to be familiar with a range of industry architectural methodologies and frameworks, architecture modelling tools, as well as product development methodologies. He/she ought to be passionate in keeping abreast with the latest technological developments.

He/she collaborates with other departments on architecting solutions design and integrating diverse needs and perspectives to develop fresh ideas and solutions. He/she possesses strong leadership and communication abilities, is creative and innovative in nature, and is able to influence key stakeholders.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Render presales technical support to client service teams 
  • Analyse tender / client specifications or requirements and manage the plan for multiple solution workstreams
  • Drive and maintain conceptual integrity of the solution design that addresses client’s business objectives and needs in order to create differentiated value propositions 
  • Coordinate and prepare solution deliverables (e.g., costs, risk and proposal) that are subject to internal solution governance and review processes
  • Ensure the architecture and design is agreed with both internal stakeholders and external customers, while collaborating deeply with the practices to develop solutions that are on the mark and viable
  • Maintain a clear, independent and objective point of view in order to exercise thought leadership and advise senior leaders on technical value and solution guidance for client, organization and community
  • Ensure all the appropriate standards and quality expectation are adhered to
  • Develop and refine solution patterns for common and recurring problems
  • Be the expert resource to support interventions on projects where solution quality or progress has become an issue

 

 

The ideal profile should have / be:

  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 yrs of experience either as pre-sales architect or as solution/enterprise architect in a System Integration (SI) environment
  • Certifications in ITIL, TOGAF and security (e.g., CISSP) would be advantageous
  • Hands-on experience in IT infrastructure products and services such as Data Centre operation, Service Desk, Workplace Services, Communication, Information Technology Infrastructure Outsourcing and Security
  • Experience in IT security products and services such as WAF, NGFW, SIEM, NIPS and IAM
  • Experience in IoT, Data Persistence & Archival Architectures and Cloud-based Architecture
  • Experienced in delivering multi-site, fault-tolerant systems using an established system development life-cycle
  • Working knowledge of DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and automation technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – ability to explain technology from a customer perspective
  • Highly analytical and able to manage complex solutions
  • Naturally inquisitive – asks questions to ensure understanding
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Confident decision maker
  • Strong presentation Skills
  • Highly resilient and team player – demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders to deliver a common goal