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Senior Solutions Architectat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Information Technology
Post Date: 
01 Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Security Clearance Required: 


Do you have experience operating as a Solution Architect responsible for full lifecycle solution delivery and governance? Then bring your career and talents to CDW where you can make an impact, be inspired by our mission and be excited about your job and future.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Solutions Architect in our Peterborough or London Office (Hybrid work available). As a Senior Solutions Architect you will provide technical governance and leadership for a large and complicated technology transformation within a global environment.

We are looking for an individual with strong leadership and organisational skills with the ability to communicate and confidently liaise with stakeholders at all levels. You will work on your own initiative as well as be part of team, working towards agreed common goals.


What you’ll do: Main responsibilities

  • To drive and facilitate the company-wide technology transformation initiative.
  • Be accountable for technical leadership and advice for multiple projects ensuring that solutions are aligned to CDW best practices and business needs.
  • As a senior member of the architecture review board, you will define, document, and provide architectural governance to projects.
  • Provide proactive engagement across the internal IT estate identifying initiatives, improvements and risks which support continuous improvement of platforms and capabilities.
  • Create architectures, strategies, policies, roadmaps, and patterns that support the business in delivering value.


What you need to succeed: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours


  • Experience as a Solution Architect responsible for the entire delivery lifecycle.
  • Excellent business stakeholder engagement, and relationship management.
  • Enterprise scale solutions involving COTS software products alongside inhouse solutions.
  • Domain experience with WMS, ERP, CRM, PSA, or CPQ platforms.
  • Experience with DevOps, IAC and Kubernetes based platforms on Azure.
  • Experience with modern data integration, governance & reporting platforms.
  • Strong understanding of the application of Zero-Trust security principles.



  • TOGAF experience or similar Enterprise Architecture framework.
  • Experience with Hybrid Cloud networking design and security.
  • Providing technical governance through an Architecture Review Board process.
  • Project / Programme Management experience.
  • Familiarity and experience with Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS.
  • Experience in overseeing the engagement with 3rd party vendors.
  • Computing related Degree / Education.
  • Holds industry-recognised expert level technical qualifications.


Personal Attributes

  • Self-organising and able to prioritise effectively to maximise value delivered.
  • Passionate about technology and the impact it can have on delivering positive business outcomes.
  • Positive attitude that inspires and influences others to make good decisions and be successful.
  • Ability to question constructively and present a perspective backed up by a logical rationale.
  • Ability to work effectively and remain calm under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel to CDW UK based sites (and international sites on an infrequent basis).


Who We Are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

What You Can Expect From Us: Culture, Coworkers, Careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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