Solutions Architect Ref 3136

School/department:  IT Services  
Hours: full time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 3136
Salary: Up to £50,618 per annum
Placed on: 16 May 2018
Closing date:  13 June 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

University of Sussex is looking for an experienced, capable Solutions Architect to help design and implement IT systems to support the University strategy.

The University is committed to continually improving its services for students, academics, researchers and staff and you will be part of a rapidly developing IT Service working across the organisation.

Working within the Technology and Architecture team, you will be working with colleagues both in and outside of IT to develop high quality, pragmatic and appropriate technology solutions to real world problems.

You will develop and deliver information system solutions that align with business plans and the technology roadmap in a structured, professional manner.

You’ll come to us with:

  • a sound understanding of IT architecture practise
  • experience of developing and delivering real-world technology solutions
  • business analysis and options appraisal abilities and experience
  • experience of technical analysis and solution design skills

You will have a current knowledge of a range of technologies and the current state of the art. A good working knowledge of information security practise is desirable.

You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to explain technical subjects in an accessible way. You will also be able to work across a range of teams and projects.

You will be good at documenting your work and will have experience of TOGAF or another architecture framework, and knowledge of other best practise methodologies such as ITIL, ISO27001 and PRINCE2. Experience with Archimate or Enterprise Architecture tools is also desirable.

The University's IT systems cover a diverse range of technologies including Microsoft, Oracle, open-source systems and cloud technology.

The University of Sussex campus is set in the beautiful Sussex Downs and can offer a supportive, diverse working environment with plenty of new challenges and opportunities.

Download the full job description and person specification Ref 3136 [PDF 199.64KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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