Solutions Architect

November 12, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Solutions Architect

Company: Forseven

Job description: Forseven, a revolutionary company looking to transform the EV industry through cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering practices, is seeking an exceptional Solutions Architect to join our highly skilled and dynamic team. This pivotal role will operate in a hybrid capacity out of one of our offices near Guildford or Coventry, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most visionary minds in the automotive field.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of a scale-up, where your contributions will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our forward-thinking company. With its rapid growth trajectory and dynamic nature, Forseven offers you an exceptional platform to help drive strategy as we expand into new horizons.

What you will do:

The Solutions Architect’s role is to strategically design and implement in-house information systems and networked software architectures that support core organizational functions, and assure their high availability. This individual will gain organizational commitment for all systems and software plans, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, providing technical leadership across the organisation, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level.

Strategy & Planning

Design and implement long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining corporate systems and software.

Ensure that proposed and existing systems architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and software development teams.

Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.

Acquisition & Deployment

Where applicable, design, develop, and oversee implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.

Document the company’s existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.

Review new and existing systems design projects and procurement or outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural plans.

Operational Management

Confer with end-users, clients, or senior management to define business requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development.

Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.

Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.

Develop and manage a systems capacity plan.

Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardising systems and software as necessary.

We would like you to have:

Formal Education & Certification

College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science/engineering or information systems (Master’s degree preferred).

TOGAF certified

Knowledge & Experience

Extensive experience in developing strategic systems architecture plans.

Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.

Proven experience in systems and network design and development.

Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.

Solid grounding in core enterprise applications, including ERP, PLM, HRIS\

Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards found in manufacturing or product development companies.

Hands-on experience with application or enterprise design tools.

Strong knowledge of software evaluation principles and practices.

Proven project planning and management experience.

Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.

Exceptional understanding of the organisation’s goals and objectives.

Superior written and oral communication skills.

Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills.

Strong interpersonal and consultative skills.

Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.

Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

About us and our culture…

At Forseven, we are more than just a team of professionals; we are dynamic innovators, visionary collaborators and trailblazers who believe in making a difference. Our passion lies in revolutionising the electric vehicle industry through our cutting-edge advancements and sustainable solutions that aim to transform the way transportation is perceived.

Currently operating under stealth mode, our focus is entirely directed towards achieving excellence as pioneers in creating sustainable mobility solutions which will help shape the future of transportation.

We’re looking for enlightened individuals who possess an unwavering passion, relentless drive, and insatiable curiosity to question conventional norms and push beyond perceived limitations.

Expected salary:

Location: Coventry – Guildford, Surrey

Job date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 23:15:42 GMT

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