Solutions Architect - JRN 20779
 

The role:
Location: Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Solutions Architect with innovative ideas around how technology can positively transform service and effectively address business challenge? Would you like to play a key role in serving your community through the provision of exciting new digital solutions that will support our police officers and staff to deliver an outstanding policing service?     

We’re looking for a talented Solutions Architect to fully understand our business needs as well as the Digital portfolio that will support them.  You’ll be an excellent problem solver who can effectively assess impact, risk and constraints associated with the options. You’ll be able to clearly define and document the options available to support a viable business case for a given solution, whilst challenging our current digital footprint to ensure that innovative technology remains at the forefront of our service delivery.

You’ll be able to communicate effectively with both technical colleagues and business users to ensure that force technical standards are applied in all solution design.  

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

You will work closely with Technology Partners, End Users and Business Analysts to understand business challenges and constraints then explore and present options for digital solutions to address business need. 

You will manage Solutions Design documentation ensuring that governance and standards are fully considered and followed.  You will also own the Technology Standards Register.

You will offer consultancy and advice around digital solutions/enhancements and actively support the delivery lifecycle of solutions and the Force’s roadmap of change, providing quality assurance.

What do I need?

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications
 
Educated to degree level (or equivalent relevant experience) in Information Technology, Software Engineering or Computer Science; 
Experience of designing systems that meet the architecture principles and support the business outcomes;
Broad and deep understanding and knowledge of information services and information technology;  
Demonstrable expertise in the use of appropriate tools/technologies for the design, development, build, testing and deployment of a wide range of applications;
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex technical issues in a clear manner to both technical and non-technical audiences;
Software delivery lifecycle experience

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 
 
If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Toni Clarance by email at toni.clarance.5409@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone


Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade K
Area Command/Department
ICT Department
Location
Forcewide
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£45,903 to £50,250
 
The role:
Location: Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Solutions Architect with innovative ideas around how technology can positively transform service and effectively address business challenge? Would you like to play a key role in serving your community through the provision of exciting new digital solutions that will support our police officers and staff to deliver an outstanding policing service?     

We’re looking for a talented Solutions Architect to fully understand our business needs as well as the Digital portfolio that will support them.  You’ll be an excellent problem solver who can effectively assess impact, risk and constraints associated with the options. You’ll be able to clearly define and document the options available to support a viable business case for a given solution, whilst challenging our current digital footprint to ensure that innovative technology remains at the forefront of our service delivery.

You’ll be able to communicate effectively with both technical colleagues and business users to ensure that force technical standards are applied in all solution design.  

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

You will work closely with Technology Partners, End Users and Business Analysts to understand business challenges and constraints then explore and present options for digital solutions to address business need. 

You will manage Solutions Design documentation ensuring that governance and standards are fully considered and followed.  You will also own the Technology Standards Register.

You will offer consultancy and advice around digital solutions/enhancements and actively support the delivery lifecycle of solutions and the Force’s roadmap of change, providing quality assurance.

What do I need?

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications
 
Educated to degree level (or equivalent relevant experience) in Information Technology, Software Engineering or Computer Science; 
Experience of designing systems that meet the architecture principles and support the business outcomes;
Broad and deep understanding and knowledge of information services and information technology;  
Demonstrable expertise in the use of appropriate tools/technologies for the design, development, build, testing and deployment of a wide range of applications;
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex technical issues in a clear manner to both technical and non-technical audiences;
Software delivery lifecycle experience

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 
 
If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Toni Clarance by email at toni.clarance.5409@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone