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Solution Architect

University of Sheffield - IT Services

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £46,974 to £56,021 Grade 8, per annum; potential to progress to £63,029 pa through sustained exceptional contribution
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: UOS040284

The University of Sheffield delivers life-enhancing research, innovation and education - come and join one of the teams that makes that possible. In IT Services, we’re dedicated to providing excellent IT systems, services and infrastructure to meet the needs of our students and colleagues. Our world is dynamic and so are we. We work closely with everyone who uses IT at the University, to make sure it works for them, so they can focus on improving themselves and the world around us. So if you want to support the next generations of students, leaders and researchers, we want you on our team.

A Solution Architect plays a critical role in the IT department at the University of Sheffield. This position requires a seasoned professional with a strong background in designing and implementing scalable, reliable, and innovative IT solutions. A Solution Architect collaborates with various stakeholders to understand business requirements, assess existing systems, and develop strategic technology solutions that align with the University's goals.

You will stay abreast of emerging technologies and assess their applicability to University IT initiatives and evaluate and recommend technologies, tools, and frameworks that align with the University's strategic objectives.

The role will also help contribute to the development of IT strategies and roadmaps aligned with the University's mission and objectives and participate in the development of long-term technology plans and policies. As a technology leader you will provide training and mentorship to IT staff on architectural best practices and help foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the IT department.

What we offer

  • 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
  • Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
  • A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
  • A highly competitive pension scheme.
  • Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace.
  • A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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