Digital Platform Solution Architect

  • NEC Software Solutions
  • Remote
  • Dec 16, 2021
Full time Consultant Information Technology

Job Description

Company Description

NEC Software Solutions is headquartered in the UK and operates around the world.

We employ more than 3,000 people in six countries, building software and services to get our customers better outcomes.

We traded as Northgate Public Services until 1 July 2021 when we rebranded to align with our owners, NEC. Most of our subsidiary companies did too (APD Communications, i2N, EMIS Care and Charter Systems) but our service design agency still trades as Snook.

We’ve been part of global tech company NEC Corporation since January 2018.

Find out more about our business on the Corporate Responsibility and Performance pages.

Job Description

The Digital Platform Solution Architect will act as the platform digital applications technical expert for the NEC Housing Management Solution and its associated modules, components and integration frameworks.

Working with development and technical colleagues the Digital Platform Solutions Architect will be responsible for defining and describing the software and SaaS architectures that underpin our solutions and its components using the latest in technology and innovation.

Working with the sales team the Digital Platform Solutions Architect will advise on all solution matters and will provide advice & guidance on the costs associated with solution deployment. They will provide support of, and contribute to, the definition of appropriate presales ‘demonstrators’ aimed at illustrating business value for our customers.

Working with the Housing Application Solution Architect the Platform Architect will stay abreast of solution developments and will translate technical pre-requisites into sales and customer facing recommendations for Cloud & SaaS platforms. They will become expert in and responsible for advising on the security aspects of solution deployment and most specifically on integration frameworks include API & MDMs / Data models.

  • Manage the requirements definition and programe delivery through to product realization for the Digital Platform and associated SaaS components of the NEC Housing portfolio, including production of associated Business Cases
  • Support the sales team in defining and costing integration architectures for the deployment of NEC Housing and its associated modules and components alongside other enterprise platforms, middleware solutions and niche SaaS component solutions 
  • Working with the Cyber and Security team, Technical Architect, provide expert technical input to ensure Housing propositions are architected in the most competitive manner and in a way that provides best value to our customers.
  • Provide detailed technical and low-level design input into Housing customer tender documents (RFP, ITT etc) and quotations ensuring compliance with customer requirements and best use of NEC intellectual property.
  • Work with Housing Application Solution Architect and other technical teams to underpin customer solutions / propositions with the most appropriate hardware and technical infrastructure for both new and existing products.
  • Be responsible for definition of the customer deployment apporach for any new Digital / SaaS solutions, inclduing handover to consultancy and technical support
  • Support Project Managers in the initial phases of the delivery process, to ensure our solutions are deployed in line with company best practices and that project obligations of our customer are met.  Achieve a billable target of 40%.
  • Demonstrate ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
  • Stay abreast of NEC Housing and specified Housing third party product developments and provide input into future direction.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Extensive product / technical knowledge of Digital platforms and technologies 
  • Experience of Product Development process include Agile methodologies.
  • Thorough understanding of Enterprise platforms such as but not limited to MSD & Sales Force 
  • Sound all round technical software knowledge including RDBMS, Web Services, XML/HTTP protocols, scripting languages, REST APIs,standard Microsoft technologies and low code / no code capabilties.
  • Sound all round technical  infrastructure knowledge including  on premise , private cloud, public cloud & digital SaaS solutions 
  • Excellent communication skills with significant experience of leading technical discussions and design sessions with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Significant experience of presenting complex ideas simply and effectively to a variety of audiences using formal and informal presentation styles including in diagrammatic form.
  • Ability to manage technical challenge from internal and external stakeholders in a persuasive and influential manner.

Desirable

  • Understading of the requirements for deployment of NEC Housing on premise, private & public cloud and NEC digital SaaS solutions
  • Hands on technical experience of end-to-end implementation of a Housing Management System and its associated components.
  • Strong technical experience of integration techniques, patterns and software components as they relate to NEC Housing and its associated modules .
  • Exposure to and/or experience of requirements for deployment of software solutions in the Cloud (e.g. AWS).

Additional information

Employees of NEC Software Solutions are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 5 days
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
  • A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs 
  • This role offers a competitive salary

Other Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.