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Solutions Architect

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Information Technology

  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and fixed-term for 12 months 
  • HEW 9 $132,790 - $140,744 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.


Who are we?

Deakin University is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionising education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.


About the role:

The Solutions Architect translates functional and non-functional requirements into holistic solution designs described through various architecture and design artefacts. The position delivers designs that align to the University’s architecture principles, mitigate risks and maximise the University’s opportunities in driving the digital frontier.

You will proactively and holistically lead and support digital architecture activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services.

As a Solutions Architect, you will:

  • Use knowledge of key business drivers to inform the development of concepts and strategies and use information from a diverse range of people, groups and resources to make critical strategic decisions.
  • Translate complex issues into clear and understandable goals and targets for Deakin and encourage and coach others to question traditional assumptions and review practices and policies
  • Manage workloads and resources to deliver agreed outcomes and establish systems and procedures to guide work and track progress. Continually evaluate progress and re-prioritises work based on changing needs.
  • Integrate multiple data sources to seek trends and analyse specific challenges. Discusses and understand broad constructs rather than concrete examples and implement solutions, evaluate effectiveness and adjust actions as required.
  • Draw on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things and ways of being inclusive to ensure implementation of continuous improvement strategies in own work area. Use accepted theory and practices to develop and deploy continuous improvement actions.


To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and management expertise; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training (computer-related or information technology related discipline)
  • Experience in Enterprise architecture and strategic management approaches and methodologies
  • Extensive and demonstrated experience in solutions architecture, business requirements (functional & non- functional), and technical design and analysis in a complex and maturing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing Solution Architecture Designs, as well as leading, guiding and collaborating with multi-disciplinary technical and non-technical teams in program/project implementations.


Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Roland Hamouche (Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture) at roland.hamouche@deakin.edu.au

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Solutions Architect.pdf

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 21 July 2024.


Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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