Solution Architect

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7111487 (Ref.No. CSUIT1592)
Posted: September 23, 2022

Job Description

This role is available to current employees within the IT Team at the University of Leeds only.

Salary: Grade 8 (£43,414 - £51,805 p.a. depending upon experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you a highly skilled, delivery focused Solutions 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?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

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 Compute infrastructure. Alongside this we will be changing the way we support Identity and Cyber Security management.

As a Solutions 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.

If you are looking for a role that will make a real difference in a world class organisation apply today.

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

Adrian Wheway, Enterprise Architect 

Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 22 September 2022
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 October 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 21 October 2022
Reference:  CSUIT1592


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