Project Solution Architect at Analysis and Data Visualization Company

Experience desired
10 years
Salary Offered
Market Rate
Job type
over 2 years ago
Primary skills
Azure, Data lake store, Azure Blob Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Apache Kafka, Azure Databricks, Apache Storm, Azure ML Services, Data Science, TOGAF Certified, ETL, SAP, HANA, Tableau, VBA, S4 Hana, Web Services, SAP BI
Secondary skills
Business Analytics, Communication Skills, BCS Certified
Job description
  • Accountable and responsible for recommendations concerning Finance architecture solutions on the AI for Invoice Verification project.
  • Accountable and responsible for the surfacing and development of all the project Key Design Decisions (KDDs) and project architecture deliverables.
  • Accountable for project design reviews.

·         In conjunction with Finance Business Architecture, contributions to the development of all Finance related architecture strategies and portfolio planning.

·         In conjunction with Business Architecture, contributions to the development, enforcement, and project dispensation, for all related project architecture standards.

·         Principal engagement concerning project architectures for the AI for Invoice Verification project.

  • Technical leadership for the project on advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (including machine and deep learning), database modernization, coordinate and execute pilots, prototypes or proof of concepts, provide validation on specific scenarios, document and sharing technical best practices.
  • Essential

  • Experience of executing design authority according to a common architecture process, including the identification of Key Design Decisions
  • Experience of operating across infrastructure, business, technology and functional architecture domains
  • Extensive experience of working with architecture colleagues to ensure that finance and AI requirements are understood and that individual system changes support the overall blueprint
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and frequent changes in scope.  Must have experience of reviewing impact on the agreed architecture and quickly proposing suitable alternatives
  • ·         A strategic outlook and previous experience of developing a 5-year strategy and associated roadmap for a complex and business critical area

    ·         Experience of working with multiple vendors as well as internal IT teams in order to provide architecture coverage at all stages of a project and across all technical components

    ·         Proficient in distributed computing principles and familiar with key architectures including Lambda and Kappa architectures with experience designing solutions using a broad set of data stores (e.g., HDFS, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Blob Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Apache HBase, Azure DocumentDB), messaging systems (e.g., Apache Kafka, Azure Event Hubs, Azure IoT Hub) and data processing engines (e.g., Azure DataBricks, Azure Data Lake Analytics, Apache Storm, Azure HDInsight).

    ·         Project experience of architecting solutions utilising Azure Cognitive Services, Azure ML Services and Azure DataBricks.

    ·         Deep knowledge of full lifecycle data science projects to build predictive and classification machine and deep learning models.

  • Proven leadership to deliver solution architectures for complex solutions across all TOGAF domains (business, data, applications and technology) 
  • Architecture & Design (A&D)
    • Possess an Enterprise Architecture viewpoint and able to lead the definition of IT strategies and future applications/services, in alignment with business requirements
    • Have experience in conducting feasibility studies and compared TCO of alternative strategies
    • Managed the governance of strategy and architecture in conjunction with commercial colleagues
    • Experience in scope and requirements management, with ability to drive pragmatic scoping for strategic business change, involve commercial stakeholders in direction setting, and ensure consistency between strategy and execution through the planning process and design authority over project execution
  • A&D Consultancy
    • Ability to be seen by commercial teams as the source of strategic guidance on the full range of IT strategy and architecture topics
    • A strategic outlook, previous experience developing architecture strategies and associated roadmaps 
  • A&D Technical Specialism
    • Possess deep knowledge of business processes, application solutions, and infrastructure and security solutions relevant to role.
    • Able to use expertise as the basis for leading transformation.
    • Focus on continuous professional development in emerging solutions.
  • Business Analysis & Consulting
  • Experience in managing complexity, balancing of competing financial, technical and business 
    • requirements to produce optimal strategies, portfolios of projects and underlying solution architecture
    • Able to understand and interpret wisely the underlying organisation politics and motivations of stakeholders
  • Project/Work Management
    • Proven ability to manage own and others’ workload, with experience in prioritisation and work/activity planning
    • Experience in leading project governance, business strategy alignment, planning, communications and reporting, stakeholder management, risk management, quality assurance, change management, requirements management, PMO, resource allocation, and procurement
    • Comfortable working with ambiguity and frequent changes in scope.  Must have experience reviewing impacts on existing and developing architecture and quickly proposing suitable alternative solutions where necessary.

    ·         Certification

    o    TOGAF v9

    o    Azure Solution Architect

  • Desirable

    ·         Certification

    o    Chartered IT Consultant (BCS)

    o    Azure AI Engineer

    o    Azure Data Scientist

    o    Azure Data Engineer

    Business and IT Knowledge for Settlement, Accounting and Financial Controls:

    ·           Good understanding of the basic business context and requirements associated with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash & Banking, Intercompany Transactions, Asset Accounting, and Cost Accounting

    ·           Solid experience of SAP systems and Finance & Controlling related modules, with good understanding of the associated data and processes

    ·           Familiarity with the reporting and analytics requirements in the Finance space, including submission to segment and group level Finance and Accounting

    ·           Exposure to the wide variety of tools and technologies in the area of Finance Performance Management, reporting and analytics

    Technology Knowledge:

    ·            Familiarity with SAP FICO modules data, tables and functionalities

    ·            SAP Business Warehouse (BW), including data modelling, ETL, report and dashboard design and build.

    ·            Familiarity with S4 HANA, BW HANA platforms.

    ·            Familiarity with a variety of data integration technologies and methods such as ETL, SOA/web services, and MoM (publish-subscribe, Point to Point), SAP Business Intelligence, Tableau, VBA


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