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Solutions Architect

The Open University - CIO Portfolio

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 + £8,000 per annum Market Related Pay supplement*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 22nd February 2023
Job Ref: 20709
 

Closing date: 22 February 2023 – 12:00 midday

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Solutions Architects to join our ERP Team (Enterprise Resource Planning) within IT. You will work with the business, other Architects within IT, analysts, and the Product Teams to develop great solutions that enable our staff to deliver fantastic services to our students, owning the solution from inception through to ongoing delivery.

You will design solutions based on SAP integrating them using APIs, as well as bespoke solutions, ensuring that they are aligned to our strategic direction and adhering to our architectural principles and processes.

As part of the wider architecture community, you will work to shape our architecture, developing patterns and standards, and supporting your colleagues to achieve their goals and covering where necessary. Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, with occasional attendance onsite.

Skills and experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Possess demonstrable understanding of various IT architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
  • Have the proven ability to design and document solutions based on business requirements
  • Possess excellent communication skills, able to liaise and negotiate successfully with stakeholders, team members and suppliers
  • Have obtained a degree level qualification with a significant computing element or possess relevant industry experience

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term, including 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.  *This role currently attracts a temporary Market Related Pay supplement of £8000 per annum which is due to be reviewed for July 2024.

Colleagues wellbeing and development is at the forefront of our culture. We embrace diversity and recognise and reward our employees for the fantastic work they do.  For more information about our people and wellbeing focus, please contact the Resourcing Hub.

Closing date: 22 February 2023 - midday

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