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Solution Architect - Infrastructure


London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG GB Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Working from home

Remote/Working from home


The Technology Solution Architect will be part of our Infrastructure Architecture Practice, reporting into Lead Principal Solutions Architect. The role will be to develop the architecture and overall design for /strategic projects in line with the output of the Enterprise Architects and providing the boundaries within which the engineering teams can subsequently deliver.


You will also:


  • Support, and actively participate in, robust governance processes relating to target and transition conceptual, logical and physical architectures for application/technology solutions
  • Facilitate the process of making Key Design decisions, ensuring that all key stakeholders can contribute to the process.
  • Communicate the reasoning and implications of key architectural decisions to senior management stakeholders
  • Contribute to cross functional Design Working Groups to discuss, agree and communicate key design elements.
  • Ensuring that the programmes, projects and initiatives are aware of, and comply with, the documented Architectural governance processes.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for less experienced members of the Solution Architecture team.
  • Financial estimation for overall solution proposals and contribution to business case development


To be effective in the role, you will need the ability to work flexibly. Much of your time will be spent working in virtual global teams, with the occasional need to attend the RS Corby and RS London offices, where many of our key stakeholders are based.


What we’re looking for:


  • 5+ years of Solutions Architect experience within Infrastructure (e.g. datacentres, networks and cloud migrations)
  • Security and robustness (e.g. identity and access control, scalability, usability, maintainability, monitoring, alerting, etc)
  • Platforms, specifically AWS/Azure (e.g. frameworks, ERPs, Search, PaaS, serverless)
  • Architectural design and documentation (e.g. methodologies, diagrams, analysis, specifications)
  • Integrated systems (e.g. between bespoke, open source, commercial off the shelf and SaaS)
  • Web and mobile solutions (e.g. internet, http, CDN’s, browser and native)


We are RS Group

RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?




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