Lead Solution Architect

Equal Approach Ltd.

Lead Solution Architect


Equal Approach Ltd., Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 18 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: fd99fadbd797489ca2064957a57de7a2

Full Job Description

The Corporate IT team supports the key Corporate functions of Human Resources / Finance / Procurement and Logistics. We do this by driving cultural change towards a Digital and Cloud first mindset, providing access to advanced data services, as well as supporting a wide range of critical complex business applications. Payroll, financial reporting, procure to pay and inventory management are the key business processes we support. The platforms we operate process around £2 - £3 billion of spend per year, supporting all the SSE group businesses on the Net Zero journey.

As a Lead Solution Architect within our Corporate IT team, your role will be to work with business stakeholders to understand the strategy for each of our key services as well as with Group and Enterprise colleagues to ensure we are providing the latest technology innovations to deliver value. You will advise and guide on cloud technologies, as a first principle, with a pragmatic blend of acceptable risk, long term operability, and cost effectiveness. You will be given a remit around creating a future roadmap for technology and platform needs for our growing business including international expansion. You will be responsible for:

- The creation of, or contribution to, the necessary design activities to support proof of value initiatives through to productionised business critical applications. This will include considerations for all the architectural viewpoints such as process, security, data, and operational.

- Solution assurance and to ensure its adherence to SSE risk framework, IT Cyber Security policies, and architectural practices. With innovation in mind, this may require challenging the status quo and providing pragmatic and value driven rationale.

- Being adaptable to working within a delivery context regardless of the delivery method and driver, working towards the desired business outcomes. Collaboration is key, as is taking accountability for your deliverables and with any interfaces into centralised IT teams.

- Understanding technology trends and the practical application of emerging technologies to enable new opportunities and/or to evolve existing services and capabilities.

- Own and run Corporate architecture governance forums, drive key decisions and assess impact across the wider SSE Group.

Extensive ERP design and deployment experience. Oracle eBusiness Suite and Oracle Cloud experience is essential. Oracle Cloud based qualifications preferably aligned to architecture education paths.

- Ability to understand complex business problems and to arrange their resolution such that any dependencies and impacts on the outcome are contextually described.

- Must be willing to take on accountability and deliver against it, regardless of the outcome. You will be pragmatic, not process driven.

- Must be a personable team player willing to play any role in delivering an outcome and be willing to challenge the status quo in an appropriate and grounded manner.

- Familiarity with a range of architecture development processes and methodologies.

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.