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Solution Architect (Enterprise/Pre-sales)

Date: 04-Jan-2022

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 5 yrs of experience either as pre-sales architect or as solution/enterprise architect in a System Integration (SI) environment
  • Certifications in ITIL, TOGAF and Cloud (e.g., AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner) would be advantageous
  • Experience in enterprise architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, microservices, containerization, API and modern integration methodologies (e.g. Kafka)
  • Experience in Digital capabilities, Data Architecture and Cloud-based Architecture
  • Experienced in delivering highly integrated and multi-platform solutions
  • Experience with the full software development life-cycle using traditional and agile methodologies
  • Working knowledge of DevSecOps, CI/CD 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