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Senior Solutions Architect

Reference number: oaeOe-11

Location: Flexible

The RSPB has always been here to save nature - from our origins as a campaign to end the use of feather in women's hats right through to our present-day ground breaking research, saving species from extinction, protecting some of wildlife's finest sites in the UK and beyond and engaging millions of people in the wonders of wildlife. We've been successful because we've always adapted.

Your role in saving nature
The RSPB's digital estate is vital to our mission to give nature a home - from rallying people together to speak up for nature, to inspiring a love of wildlife, to raising the income that pays for our conservation work in the UK and around the world.

We're looking for an experienced Senior Solutions Architect to join our newly formed service design function within the Technology Design and Delivery Team.
This an exciting opportunity to shape and demonstrate how investment in user experiences and solid systems design can provide step change solutions to help save nature through people.
Typical activities in this role will include:
• Working with user researchers, business analysts and service designers to gather requirements
• Converting identified requirements into technical specifications
• Identifying if there are existing solutions that would meet user needs
• Identifying the best solution stack for developing a product
• Assessing the impact of new services on existing system infrastructure
• Directing and overseeing the work of development teams
• Presenting outputs and feedback to internal stakeholders

Above all else, you'll be an advocate for saving nature. Nature's in big trouble - the climate crisis and loss of habitat are pushing some of our best loved species towards extinction. We won't let nature fall silent. This role is your chance to make real change possible. What do you say?

Where you'll be working:
We're flexible about where you're going to work from but there's an expectation that you'll have to regularly travel to deliver work as part of projects and meet up with the rest of the team.

The RSPB is a team of more than 1,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers, all working to give nature a home, in the UK and around the world, from the heathlands of Dorset to the rainforests of Sierra Leone. You'll join a group of passionate research scientists, marketers, policy advisors, creatives, ecologists, communicators and educators. Are you with us?

Please send in your CV as soon as you are ready - we are actively recruiting and may draw the role to close when suitable applications are received. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Salary starting at

£34,643 to £37,530 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 12 December 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number oaeOe-11 on your application.

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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

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Stephen Lloyd-Smart

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