Initial 6 month contractSydney CBD locationWell established Government agency$908-1069/day + superRandstad is seeking an experienced Senior Solution Architect to Collaboratively work with business and technology stakeholders to develop technology solution architectures which align and progresses the enterprise architecture.Key accountabilities: Leading and driving the definition of the overall architecture for the "IT Solution" in a project/program, in a way that complies with and advances overall enterprise architecture.Providing leadership, ownership, and technical knowledge of the solution architecture for the respective business service line(s).Support, mentor, and lead other solution architects as needed.End to end ownership of the solution design throughout the entire lifecycle of projects, from project initiation through to design, build, test and implementation.Provide technical leadership and lead technical discussions to ensure the appropriate technical solution is implemented.Engage with the multiple stakeholders across IT and business to conduct solution workshops and to deliver solution designs.Ensuring that overall architecture is agreed and endorsed by all stakeholders and identifies and evaluates possible solution options. Ensuring the architecture is implemented in accordance to design over entire life cycle of the project/program, and managing changes to design by ensuring stakeholders are informed and in agreement to any changes.Being responsible for the traceability of solutions against project/program objectives and requirements.Communicate solution designs to various project stakeholders, eg. project manager, developers, testers, and business analysts, to ensure sound understanding of the solution.Document end to end solution architecture across application, information, integration, infrastructure and security domains with inputs from various technical SMEs.Present the end to end solution design to icare’s Architecture Review Board to obtain approval for the solution.Work together with Enterprise architects and align with the defined domain architectures.Ability to own and drive design artefacts (HLD/DLD) from requirements to project completionDrive continuous improvements and maturity uplift within the solution architecture practice.Essential requirements: 8 years in the role of a solution architect or equivalent.Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.Structured thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills.Ability to influence and manage stakeholders.Financial services experience, preferably insurance is desirable.Certification in architecture framework(s) e.g. TOGAFKnowledge of Salesforce, Guidewire, Mulesoft and AWS services is ideal.Experience delivering end to end solution designs (high level and detailed)Experience working on medium / large programs/projects.Experience in producing end to end solution architecture encompassing functional, application, data, security, infrastructure and integration.Experience in providing technical leadership and negotiating outcomes with other technical stakeholders.Experience in dealing with and managing multiple vendors.If you wish to be considered for this role, visit the Apply button now. You can also get in touch with Kayla via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large volume of applicants we receive daily, please be aware that only suitable candidates will be contacted.At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.