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IM Solution Architect - Tewkesbury

Company: Open Spaces
Pay: £65000.00 Annually
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

This role is suitable for an experienced and ambitious individual who will join a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable professionals, working in a busy but relaxed environment. Some flexibility is required with regards to the location.

Other Relevant Factors

Willing to travel on a national basis and to work off site for periods of time throughout the year

A competitive salary is offered which attracts the usual benefits of Pension, Healthcare and Life Cover. The company benefits from a generous bonus scheme.

Reporting to the Head of Information Management and Information Exploitation

Skills and Knowledge:

This post requires someone with a proven track record for designing enterprise solutions and defining solution requirements for UK Defence and Government projects focused around Information Management. As well as the Information Management solution itself, this will also extend to bespoke solutions that are integrated with information and data systems or which process their content. Integral to this role is the ability to map requirements to the most appropriate solutions including Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and Open Source software; therefore an understanding and passion for meeting customers' needs is equally as important as that of technology and innovation.

The following technical skills are considered essential and desirable pre-requisites for this post:


A clear understanding of the principles and technologies surrounding information management and exploitation, including:

o Information Lifecycle Management/Workflow

o Document Management

o Records Management (EDRMS)

o Archive Management

o eDiscovery

o Web Content Management

o Collaboration

o Enterprise Social Media

o Enterprise Search

Proven experience of providing consulting around these principles and technologies to diverse audiences

Experience with one or more of the relevant ECM and Collaboration software solutions: SharePoint, Jive, Open Text, Documentum, Alfresco, IBM Content Management, Oracle Content Management; along with an understanding of its functionality, configurations and limitations

Experience designing and implementing Information-centric solutions for customers

Experience designing and implementing bespoke solutions for customers

An ability to produce clear, concise and well-presented documentation for different target audiences, both technical and non-technical

Knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures

Experience of the UK Defence sector

SC Clearance.


Experience working with Server Side and web-based programming languages, using the Java platform and/or .NET platforms

Experience developing, implementing and supporting customisations and extensions to COTS and Open Source platforms

Experience of database design, configuration, development, implementation and administration

Experience with Big Data technologies including NoSQL, MapReduce and Graph Analytics

Experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Experience of working within MODAF and/or TOGAF architecture framework

Experience of integrating with ESRI GIS technology solutions

Ability to support wider Business Development and promotion activities

Experience of procurement organisations and processes including commercial arrangements

Experience of the National Security sector

DV Clearance.

Work Activities

As a Subject Matter Expert for the company, they will be responsible for technology strategies, technology roadmaps, architectural standards, design patterns and design reviews surrounding our solutions.

In addition to technical outputs, other deliverables may be varied and include written reports and investigations, verbal presentations or the running of workshops to capture user requirements.

In addition there will be the requirement to:

Build and maintain strong and credible stakeholder relationships to develop and deliver technical solutions

Identify and develop further business opportunities in conjunction with Account Managers and Business Development

Provide timely and accurate information and status reporting to project sponsors, suppliers, users and company management.

Personal Attributes

A self-motivated, self-directed and organised individual, who is able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, possesses good communication skills, and who uses their initiative, especially when working towards personal and work related goals.

A strong team player who demonstrates a willingness to share information and offer support and guidance to colleagues and customers

Good planning skills with the ability to follow through to conclusion, proactively prioritise workload according to business needs, has the capacity to deliver excellent customer service and is always striving to go the extra mile in order to achieve their goals

Enthusiastic, hard-working and adaptable, with a can-do attitude and a desire to learn new skills

Conscientious and persistent

Trustworthy and accurate, paying close attention to detail

Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills

Welcoming, calm and sociable, possessing the ability to create and add to a great atmosphere.


Essential: Educated up to at least BSc at 2:1, in ICT, Engineering or related discipline

Desirable: Educated to MSc in related activity such as Information Science (preferred)

Relevant Vocational Qualifications.

Call to discuss the salary levels and what your specific salary figure might be in relation to this role.

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