The Solutions Architect analyses, designs and develops roadmaps and implementation plans based on a current versus future state solutions architecture. He / She leads and facilitates the solutions architecture governance processes based on the enterprise architecture governance structure and manages exceptions to architectural standards at a solutions level. He / She assesses near-term needs to establish business priorities, analyses and develops solutions architectural requirements, and ensures alignment of architectural requirements with the IT strategy. He / She analyses the current architecture including IT software and infrastructure to identify weaknesses and identifies opportunities for improvement, and performs ongoing architecture quality review activities. He / She works in a dynamic and evolving business environment. Knowledge about enterprise architecture, product development methodologies, industry trends and standards will be an advantage.
The Solutions Architect is recognised as the most experienced and knowledgeable resource within the field in the organisation. He / She collaborates with other departments on architecting solutions design and integrating diverse needs and perspectives to develop fresh ideas and solutions. He / She possesses strong leadership and communication abilities, is creative and innovative in nature, and is able to influence key stakeholders.