Solution Architect, Bristol

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We are looking for exceptional Architects to join our growing team in Bristol.

You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for client engagements, provide technology consultation, assist in defining scope of efforts, and work across the organisation to help deliver positive business outcomes for our clients. You will be responsible for assisting in the identification of opportunities, framing thoughtful technical discussions, assisting in solutioning, and delivering ongoing value through innovative, high-quality solutions and services.

You will have

  • A track record of providing hands-on solution design, solution architectures, architecture roadmaps, prototyping, and proof-of-concepts
  • Experience documenting and effectively explaining complex architectures to technical and business stakeholders at varying levels of detail
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and persuade at all levels of staff seniority
  • Capacity to quickly comprehend capabilities and advantages of emerging technologies
  • Ability to prioritise project work, internal capability work, and business development activities in a time-constrained environment
  • Understanding of formal architectural tools and methodologies, such as TOGAF, NAF, and ArchiMate
  • Experience in two of the architecture domains across application, data, business, and technology

 

Additional Information

Due to the nature of some of our client work, you must possess or be eligible to possess UK security clearance. More information about security vetting can be found here.

 

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Bristol, UK. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information

Some of our benefits include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Pension, Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com