Solutions Architect
Informa Financial Intelligence
Bengaluru, India
4d ago

Job Description

Solutions Architecture is responsible for delivering solution designs for projects, which typically involve coordinating multiple delivery teams.

The solution architect must collaborate to deliver solutions that are fit for purpose with the scope of the project as well as hold architectural integrity within the wider enterprise architecture.

The resultant solutions will have a measurable impact on the effectiveness and profitability of Taylor & Francis.

What you’ll be doing :

Provide solution architecture development, consultancy and assurance to projects, making sure applications are well designed and conform to Taylor & Francis standards and align to the enterprise architecture and technology vision.

This includes :

  • Understand the stakeholder’s business and functional requirements and translate them into technical specifications and requirements
  • Deliver project deliverables on- time and in accordance with stakeholder expectations and statement of work
  • Architect solutions / applications with all features and functions, and ensure all layers (including user consumption layer) are designed and developed per stakeholder requirements
  • Providing architecture leadership to delivery teams and technical leads within projects to ensure there is alignment with the overall enterprise architecture.
  • Working closely with project management to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised.
  • Develop domain specific knowledge required for good decision making within the scope of projects undertaken; eliciting specific details and confirm their relative importance to the overall solution;
  • maintaining a good understanding of the enterprise architecture and technology vision; maintaining currency with the latest technology and engineering practises employed by delivery teams

    Required Skill Sets :

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, application development, middleware, database management, etc.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience as a Software Architect of enterprise-grade software.
  • Experience in designing solutions based on a microservices architecture.
  • Experience with at least one leading cloud technology (AWS, GCP & Azure).
  • Expertise in OO design and modelling tools.
  • Expertise in at least one of Java, Node or Angular.
  • Knowledge of both SQL and NoSQL based databases.
  • Knowledge of middleware technologies and patterns.
  • Good communication Skills.
  • Preferred Skill Sets :

  • Knowledge and experience working within Academic Publishing or elsewhere in the Academic industry is preferred
  • Working experience with managing stakeholder relationships across multiple teams and disciplines, both business and technology typically to director level.
  • Experienced in working collaboratively on solutions with customers, vendors and other external stakeholders is an advantage.
  • Working experience in global companies, working across multiple geographies and time zones, working virtually with both in and out-sourced teams, vendors and suppliers.
  • Advocate of agile practises to increase delivery agility. Is able to identify architecturally significant aspects of the initiative and provide advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical debt.
  • Is able to shape an emergent architecture through the delivery lifecycle

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence engineers, peers, product owners and other stakeholders to consensus decisions.
  • Able to build trust and establish productive working relationships, is respected and valued across teams

  • Understands technology alternatives, their trade-offs and when to apply them. Embraces modern architectural paradigms to maximise architectural agility
  • Remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences, whether buy, build or borrow
  • Motivated and driven by achieving the best solutions for individual initiatives / projects that align with the enterprise architecture
  • Skilled in remote working practises. Able to convey complex topics simply and succinctly using video conference and remote sharing technology
  • At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable.

    We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

    Additional Information :

  • You must have the right to work and live in the India
  • This role is based at our Bangalore, India office.
  • This is not a presales or client facing role.
  • Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

    About T&F

    Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields.

    Together, we publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors.

    One of the worlds leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa PLC which operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy.

    It is one of the worlds leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world.

    It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

    Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally.

    We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.

    To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site :

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