Solution Designer

Solution Designer

Job Title: Solution Designer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hampshire, Hampshire
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5517
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 03, 2016 16:42

Job Description

I require a Solution Designer to work on a strategic programme that focuses on transformation of the IT estate for business customers introducing

A new sales catalogue / CPQ function
A new cloud based CRM platform
A new cloud based Order Management platform.

You will have:
*Experience in the design of complex systems involving automated Product Configure/Price/Quote and Order Management systems for complex fixed-line Business Telco products.

Preferred -
*Previous design experience of solutions involving Salesforce and Cloudsense systems for Business products.
*Prior experience of data modelling and data migration for Telco BSS.

Principal responsibilities:
*Works with the business stakeholders on future product direction and technology capability
*Responsible for the sign off of requirements with the Business Analyst. Carries out requirements management and scope assessments based on technical and budget constraints
*Inputs into architectural discussions and the resulting Architectural Options Document for a given solution
*Where required, to lead the Solution Design team, planning resource allocation, coordinating work estimates and collating Solution Designs
*Inputs into the estimation process during the Startup and Definition stages of projects. Identifying the scope and scale of the change needed to satisfy the project requirements
*Produces and owns the E2E Solution Design Document which will be the reference document for the technical implementation
*Ensures any detailed platform solution designs are produced and aligned with the E2E Solution Design Document
*Incorporates 3rd party deliverables into overall solution
*Responsible for alignment of the Technical Solution with project requirements including definition of project phasing and work package breakdown
*Responsible for briefing the Solution Design to the Solution Design Review Board and to development leads and other stakeholders as necessary
*Gains mutual agreement on the design with the Development Leads and SI.
*Owns the project list of Solution Design issues or queries and works closely with the SI to agree and communicate resolution
*Provides input to the SI on the scope of the solution so that the SI can construct the delivery plan
*Reviews the deliverables produced by the internal and/or external development teams for their projects. Validates the technical specifications produced by the development teams against the solution design.
*Works with Service Transition on the deployment plans and the non-functional requirements for the solution.
*Accountable for ensuring that the E2E Solution Design remains up to date throughout the lifecycle of the project; that it represents the solution which is deployed; and that the final solution is communicated back to Architecture to baseline production environments/infrastructure and to any other interested parties
*Adheres to guidelines established by (Enterprise) Architecture, Operations, and Information Security for all solutions

Required key skills (functional / technical)

*Good knowledge of software principles and design experience with relevant platforms
*Experience of UML design principles
*Proven experience of working with technical teams at all levels, from design through to development and implementation
*Able to coordinate design decisions for systems to be delivered by multiple suppliers, both internal and external.
*Ability to lead design discussions, internally or with third party vendors
*Understanding of development methodology and software development

Required qualifications/experience
*IT related degree or similar, preferred
*Other IT industry qualifications and evidence of vocational training/experience
*Experience of designing / architecting solutions in a multi-tiered IT infrastructure

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