Solution Architect

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The design and communication of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and 
development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. In addition to 
technology components, solution architecture encompasses changes to service, process, 
organisation, and operating models. The provision of comprehensive guidance on the 
development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of 
relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) and that 
existing and planned solution components remain compatible.


Key Responsibilities: 


Specialist advice

• Actively maintains recognised expert level knowledge in one or more identifiable 
• Provides definitive and expert advice in their specialist area(s). 
• Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple 
sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational 
• Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the 



• Within given research goals, builds on and refines appropriate outline ideas for research, 
including evaluation, development, demonstration and implementation. 
• Applies standard methods to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. 
• Creates research reports to communicate research methodology and findings and 
conclusions. Contributes sections of material of publication quality. 
• Uses available resources to update knowledge of any relevant field and curates a personal 
collection of relevant material. 
• Participates in research communities.

Emerging technology monitoring
• Supports monitoring of the external environment and assessment of emerging technologies 
to evaluate the potential impacts, threats and opportunities to the organisation. 
• Contributes to the creation of reports, technology roadmapping and the sharing of 
knowledge and insights.


Solution architecture


• Contributes to the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure 
or functional areas. 
• Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance 
and scalability. 
• Produces specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for 
translation into detailed designs using selected services and products. 
• Supports a change programme or project through the preparation of technical plans and 
application of design principles that comply with enterprise and solution architecture 
standards (including security).

Business analysis
• Investigates operational needs and problems, and opportunities, contributing to the 
recommendation of improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or 
changed processes and organisation. 
• Assists in defining acceptance tests for these recommendations.


Requirements definition and management


• Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately 
from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
• Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for 
initiatives of medium size and complexity. 
• Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective 
prioritisation of requirements.
• Reviews requirements for errors and omissions. Establishes the requirements base-lines, 
obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source. 
• Investigates, manages, and applies authorised requests for changes to base-lined 
requirements, in line with change management policy.


Systems design

• Designs components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed 
architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology. 
• Identifies and evaluates alternative design options and trade-offs. Creates multiple design 
views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders of the architecture and to handle 
both functional and non-functional requirements. 
• Models, simulates or prototypes the behaviour of proposed systems components to enable 
approval by stakeholders. 
• Produces detailed design specification to form the basis for construction of system

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Job Title:  Solution Architect

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Gurgaon
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  HR
Country/Region:  IN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  364456
Date:  Sep 30, 2021