Solution Architect

Cazoot Ref: 190319C

Our client is seeking a Solution Architect to join their business to be an active member on client project teams and play a hands-on role in producing client solutions. This position will suit someone who is passionate about client success and will enjoy working in fast-paced, dynamic environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Our client processes over 300 million digital transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. 

The business is led with entrepreneurial spirit and offers a fantastic work environment that promotes a great team culture.  

Our client offers:

  • the opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects and technologies.

  • Fantastic location situated near shops and transportation.

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and grow your career.

  • A dynamic, exciting and supportive work environment.

This role will suit someone who has a few years solid experience that wants to position themselves in a key strategic role in a fast growing business.


Position Title: Solution Architect

Location: Cremorne / Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Remuneration: $90K AUD (negotiable based on experience & skills)

Industry: Financial and Insurance Services 

Timing: ASAP

Position Description:

As the Solution Architect you will be an active member on client project teams playing a hands-on role in producing client solutions. You will be encouraged to continue to develop your skills, share your knowledge with team members and peers and effectively lead the overarching design and integration aspects of our project deliveries. Your contribution to the success of our client work will rely on the skills and responsibilities you bring to each project and your ability to mentor and be an escalation point for members of the broader project team.

As a successful Solution Architect you will be highly adaptable, showing strong initiative, an ability to work independently, have a driving desire to grow professionally towards specific goals, and be energised by working in a team environment.  This position requires a focus on client success, client-facing skills and a strong understanding of the project lifecycle and software development lifecycle. You must be a self-motivated individual and take pride in delivering high quality work within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will be an excellent fit with our strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation.  Our way of working is:

  • 90/10 – Accountability: Take 90% ownership and leave only 10% to the team

  • 80/20 – Work with focus: 80% of the effects come from 20% of the cause

  • 30/30 – Efficiency: Reduce waste by 30% while improving output by the same

Position Responsibilities:

  • Act as a sales engineer both for new projects and within existing client accounts; assess client requests and propose solutions, estimates and alternatives.

  • Position solutions and options to client business stakeholders.

  • Lead development processes, solution design and build implementation towards the on-budget, on-time, high quality delivery of client projects.

  • Play a team role in client communications and expectation/scope management.

  • Lead the team in providing technical recommendation to clients.

  • Lead or participate in requirements analysis and documentation and development of acceptance criteria.

  • Play a consulting role for specific areas of domain expertise

  • Work with project and account managers to build project plans and timelines.

  • Direct development methodology and play a role of technical leader within the team.

  • Contribute to and execute on processes and practices towards delivery excellence, team happiness & client satisfaction.

  • Supervise, mentor and coach developers. 

  • Act as a positive and supportive force within the team.

  • Provide effort estimates and solution approaches for sales scenarios.

  • Other tasks as deemed necessary.

  • Travel is required as part of this position.

Candidate Profile:

  • Enjoy working with clients

  • A team player

  • Attention to detail and quality driven approach to working

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and /or experience

  • At least 2-3 years practical experience in a similar role

  • Client-facing experience: Ability to communicate, produce documentation, run client sessions, etc.

  • Technical architecture, including:

    • Solution architecture of multi-tier applications and integrations specifically on the Java/Microsoft/.NET stack Solution infrastructure, including recommending and validating servers, databases, load balancing, performance metrics, etc. in a Microsoft/Windows/IIS/SQL/Oracle/Linux/PCF Server environment.

    • Software upgrades, installation and configuration for our key platforms 

    • Application lifecycle management / Dev Ops

    • Architecting source control, continuous delivery, continuous integration, and deployment management for our projects and for clients

  • Knowledge of ALM tools (Jira, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Maven, etc.)

  • Knowledge of agile principles – scrum, backlog, etc.

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