Solution Architect

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7077696 (Ref.No. CSUIT1382)
Posted: April 28, 2021

Job Description

Are you a highly skilled, delivery focused Solution Architect with experience of contributing to successful business change programmes? Do you have exceptional Business and IT Systems architecture skills? Are you interested in supporting the delivery of the University’s digital transformation?

We are looking for a Solution Architect to join IT at one of the biggest Universities in the UK to work on strategic Programmes that underpin critical University systems and processes. You will need to be able to get up to speed quickly and have excellent relationship building skills.

As part of the University’s Architecture team you will play a key role in supporting programme and project delivery. The current portfolio of IT delivery work spans our Web, ERP, MI, Student and Research information systems. We also have significant programmes of investment across the IT enablers including our Data Centres, Networks, Storage and Computer infrastructure. Alongside this we will be changing the way we support Identity and Cyber Security management.

As a Solution Architect you will help realise the benefits of these investments by taking a lead role in project delivery, the analysis of business needs and in the development of appropriate business and IT architectures.

You will work collaboratively with project managers, business representatives, end-users and technical teams within IT and the wider University to deliver systems that support effective and efficient business processes and align with University Strategy.

If you thrive working in a complex and varied environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Christina Lovelock, Business Analysis and Architecture Manager


Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 27 April 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 May 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CSUIT1382

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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