Solution Architect (SQL, RDBMS)
British Sky Broadcasting 3.453 reviews - Alban

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We are currently looking for a Solution Architect to join our Applications & Service Delivery team in St Albans. The role will manage the design and estimation of client solutions, encompassing an understanding of their strategic objectives and ensuring that requirements are fully met. To excel within this role, you will be confident, innovative and pragmatic with great attention to detail and a can-do attitude.

Sky IQ helps it's customers engage with their customers, better. We currently work with a select number of FTSE 100 companies, providing world class consumer insight and customer management solutions. We are familiar with the challenges organisations face as they look to better understand their customers and provide software and services that turn this understanding into action to improve marketing effectiveness and business performance.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Take ownership for the creation of project estimates and end to end solution (including operational delivery and support).
  • Manage the construction and ownership of Sky IQ's end-to-end solutions for assigned clients.
  • Act as a point of contact for the client to support the delivery of solutions on a day-to-day basis.
  • Develop key relationships with clients to drive out requirements in a timely manner and to ensure that the technical scope of the solution can be defined.
  • Work with clients to gather requirements, enabling the creation of solutions that will meet the agreed business objectives.
  • Support the technical delivery of solutions by providing the necessary information about the client and their requirements.
  • Manage the development of requirements and the design of solutions.
  • Support the Pre-Sales activity of the Sales Organisation.
  • Manage and develop potential commercial opportunities with the client.
  • Be active in a number of internal development projects.
For the role, we would be looking for you to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Significant experience within an IT related role.
  • Experience of participation in requirements gathering activities using workshops and interviews.
  • Highly proficient in solution design techniques.
  • Design experience within data warehousing, data integration and Customer Centric Decision Marketing and Insight solutions.
  • Experience within client-facing role on a business and technical level.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, SQL and RDBMS, decisoning tools and front-end reporting tools e.g. Brio, Business Objects.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Must have strong presentation skills.
  • Must produce high quality, well-structured documentation in MS Word, MS Power Point and MS Visio.
  • Experience of working in both pre and post-sales environments.
  • Preferably educated to degree level.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and drive to help shape the future direction of Sky IQ, part of the Sky team.

Our benefits package recognises the essential part you play in Sky's success. We offer free Sky+HD, broadband and talk services; private medical insurance, generous holiday entitlements, a contribution pension scheme, a Share scheme so you can have a stake in Sky and our success plus Sky Choices, a benefit scheme to help you make valuable tax & national insurance savings.

Sky delivers some of the most diverse content and services on the planet, and we value the same diversity within our business. We provide a culture of entrepreneurialism and opportunity for one and all.

Due to the fast paced nature of Sky's Businesses our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.

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Sky delivers some of the most diverse content and services on the planet, and we value the same diversity within our business. We provide a culture of entrepreneurialism and opportunity for one and all.

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British Sky Broadcasting Group plc is a British satellite broadcasting, broadband and telephone services company headquartered in London,...