Solution Architect for Ciklum

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine

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Ciklum is a Software Engineering and Solutions Company. Our 3,000+ IT professionals are located in the offices and delivery centres in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Spain.

As Ciklum employee, you'll have the unique possibility to communicate directly with the client when working in Extended Teams. Besides, Ciklum is the place to make your tech ideas tangible. The Vital Signs Monitor for the Children’s Cardiac Center as well as Smart Defibrillator, the winner of the US IoT World Hackathon, are among the cool things Ciklumers have developed.

Ciklum is a technology partner for Google, Intel, Micron, and hundreds of world-known companies. We are looking forward to seeing you as a part of our team!

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Description

Ciklum is looking for a full-time Solution Architect to join Kyiv Team.

Working within the Ciklum IT department, the Solution Architect is responsible for validating, understanding and translating business needs into feasible, appropriate and strategically-aligned business IT solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Validation and clarification of business needs, requirements (incl. functional and non-function) and constraints
  • Translation of business requirements into viable business technology solutions that align with Ciklum’s business strategy, IT strategy and target Enterprise Architecture
  • Researching, identifying and documenting potential solutions (options) to solve business problems and meet business needs. This includes identifying, assessing and selecting technologies, architectural styles and patterns needed to deliver solutions
  • Defining and designing at a high-level business technology solutions and architecturally planning their realisation (road maps). This should be undertaken holistically (incl. Business, Data, Applications, Technology, Integration, Security & Operational Architecture) and collaboratively with wider business and IT teams
  • Scoping and governing feasibility assessments of technologies, products and solutions
  • Assessing and documenting effort, risk, costs and complexity for solutions and their realisation
  • Assessing and balancing functional, quality, management and operational requirements
  • Effectively communicating architectural topics (designs, plans, choices, etc) to stakeholders using the most appropriate means, adjusting the level of detail and focus as necessary
  • Developing strong relationships with business stakeholders across the organisation to ensure solutions are understood and meet business needs and requirements
  • Developing strong relationships with change delivery and operational teams to ensure solutions are understood and are implemented as intended or re-designed as necessary
  • Providing a “trusted advisor” relationship to business stakeholders regarding their aspirations, benefits and technical feasibility, providing healthy challenge, guidance and support
  • Communicating the options, designs, plans, risks and general position of a business technology project on behalf of the IT department in a highly-informed and trusted fashion
  • Working closely with Information Security to ensure solutions are compliant with Ciklum security and privacy requirements
  • Guiding, supporting and governing the lower level design, planning and implementation of solutions by projects and business and IT colleagues
  • Operating within and ensuring others also adhere to IT governance, including project and architectural processes
  • Analysing, when directed, Ciklum’s current Enterprise Architecture and IT landscape, or subsets thereof, to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement, driving efficiency, agility and reuse
  • Keeping abreast of architecture and technology trends, approaches and frameworks
  • Championing the benefits of IT strategy and architecture across Ciklum

Requirements

  • At least 7 years experience in a professional IT role or equivalent role
  • At least 2 years experience in a Solutions Architecture role or equivalent role defining, designing, planning, leading and governing significant business technology change
  • Knowledge and experience of multiple architecture domains – Business, Data, Technology, Security, Integration & Operational, with depth in Application architecture and ideally also depth in Data and/or Integration architecture
  • Ability to assess, define, design, plan and deliver solutions comprised of globally distributed cloud services (SaaS et al), application packages and/or bespoke solutions
  • Ability to develop, and see through to implementation and operation, business outcome-focused Solutions Architectures for complex projects, to meet functional and non-functional requirements, ideally using a best practice framework using enterprise tools
  • Ability to analyse complex situations, environments or systems and form an informed, evidence-based assessment and recommendation
  • Ability to communicate the options, designs, plans, risks and general position of a business technology project on behalf of the IT department in a highly-informed and trusted fashion
  • Knowledge and experience of a variety of architectural styles such as Service Oriented, Microservices, Event-Driven, Client-Server, REST, etc
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Knowledge and practical experience of architectural modelling (Archimate, UML, etc) and the creation of architecture models, views and deliverables necessary for solution delivery
  • Knowledge of key professional services and consulting concepts as well as the organizational, business and technical challenges that they face
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and issues clearly and succinctly to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to negotiate with stakeholders, resolve disagreements and issues, and positively influence outcomes
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced spoken and written English
  • Ability to efficiently create clear, concise written documents, presentations, diagrams, architectural artefacts and deliverables in English

Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree-level education (BSc); postgraduate qualification desirable (MSc, MBA)
  • TOGAF, BCS EA & SA Practitioner, Zachman, IASA, IAF or equivalent qualifications or certifications is highly desirable

Personal skills

  • Effective and comfortable in fluid situations and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Positive attitude, can-do mindset, high energy and a self-starter
  • A sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking manner
  • Ability to work in an unstructured and high-pressure environment, and bring order to this within their sphere
  • Understands and balances long-term (“big picture”) and short-term perspectives
  • A high degree of accountability and a track record of delivering on commitments

What's in it for you

  • Participate in full-cycle software development process
  • Realisation of your innovative ideas in building Ciklum Solutions and Services
  • Competitive package depending on your experience, skills and contribution
  • Friendly collaborative teams and enjoyable working environment
  • Various corporate and social events

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