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Solutions Architect

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 19481 
Job Title Solutions Architect 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Business Services 
Sub Division Business Services 
Department Information Technology (10000137) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank is looking to recruit a Solutions Architect to join their growing technology division.


Solution Architecture is a critical role at Knight Frank. Solution Architects are responsible for providing solution architecture support to business and IT sponsored projects, providing solution design and technical governance as well as contributing to the longer-term strategic architecture of the overall estate.




  • To engage with the Projects team in providing solution architecture expertise to the projects’ portfolio. Depending on project scale and requirements, this can range from triage and watching-brief, to dedicated full time support for the larger projects
  • Translating business requirements into technical solutions by working with the Project team business analysts, together with technical architects, operations, software engineering and other stakeholders
  • To articulate solution architectures and designs in solution architecture documents
  • To develop an understanding of the key systems at Knight Frank and how they interrelate
  • Contributing to the enterprise architecture and strategy, with particular regard to cross-system integration – data and application
  • To contribute to the continual evolution of the Enterprise Architecture practices at Knight Frank
  • Providing technical governance and advice, including quality reviews and design reviews
  • To maintain an awareness of current and emerging technologies and be able to assess and discuss their suitability for potential use in Knight Frank’s systems enterprise
  • To act as representative of the architecture team with business stakeholders and external clients and suppliers
  • Championing standards, design patterns and modern recognised ways of working
  • To document current and target state architectures for system or segment architectures
  • To provide input to collective architecture problems as a key member of the architecture team
  • Develop excellent relationships with key stakeholders across IT and the business and fulfil the role of being a “trusted advisor”
  • To be able to provide challenge, where required, to external development teams on their approach


Professional experience and personal skills profile


  • Several years’ experience in a solution architecture capacity
  • TOGAF approach to architecture is required. Certification is desirable but not mandatory
  • Strong development background with experience in .NET (C#), SQL, Javascript. Experience with Angular, Java, Oracle would be advantageous
  • Extensive experience in n-tier architectures, SOA, design patterns, microservices, API principles
  • Data integration experience would be advantageous, e.g. SSIS, ADF, Informatica. Also, Application integration, e.g. iPaaS, APIM
  • Azure experience is desirable, e.g. deployment using App Services
  • Experience of building solution models – e.g. class models (UML), ERDs, DFDs etc
  • Experience of Agile (esp Scrum and SAFe) and Waterfall methodologies and DevOps and DevSecOps


Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required


  • This role requires an individual with the ability to communicate and deal with others at all levels in a polite, professional, friendly and helpful manner
  • The successful candidate will be flexible, self-motivated, organised and pro-active with good computing skills, excellent administration skills and the ability to adapt to a wide range of tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present technical information and ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment but also able to work alone as required



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