Software Solutions Designer

Job Title: Software Solutions Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, England
Salary: Good
Start Date: 2018-03-01
Reference: 78501
Contact Name: Amanda Bury
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 01, 2018 10:13

Job Description

Software Solutions Designer – Permanent – Liverpool

ESSENTIAL:-  Agile methodologies. Agile Project Management Software (Jira, Target Process). Microservice architecture. Event Sourcing architecture. Database technologies (incl. My SQL & Mongo DB). Event streaming technologies (Kafka). Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (especially Powerpoint & Visio). RESTful APIs

The Software Solutions Designer will be a key member of Solution Design Community. You will be driven to get a detailed understanding of the business processes & the systems that support these in order to become a point of contact in the development squads for understanding the context of the change being requested
  • Software Solutions Designer to outline development roadmap vision, working with business stakeholders & Enterprise Architect in defining the scope of change that is being requested for IT systems.
  • Manage & run a series of user story mapping workshops with stakeholders at various levels of the business.
  • Be innovative with ideas & research recommendations for defining the short & long term vision for IT software estate.
  • Writing user stories to a definition of ready for development.
  • Prioritise bugs & observations in the squad backlog.
  • Arrange demonstrations of user stories with business stakeholders where applicable.
  • Accountability for the delivery of software solutions worked through with the business ensuring their requirements are being delivered by the development squads.
  • Software Solutions Designer to communicate the software solution design to the Solution Design team ensuring any decisions on technologies are documented & progressed with the relevant parties.
  • Working with other areas of the IT department to identify dependencies & manage these throughout a sprint.
  • Perform release planning, working with the Head of Application Solution Design to define the development roadmap.
  • Work with the UX team to define user journeys for our products & shape the UX process.
  • Software Solutions Designer to work with the Head of Functional design & the business to manage the squad backlogs, by prioritising stories & managing a number of dependencies across the squads.
  • Attend scrum meetings & assist development with understanding context of the stories.
  • Work with technical teams to collaboratively define the Software Solution Design for projects being delivered by the squad.
Desirable Experience

Requirement gathering techniques.  Workshop facilitation.  Enthusiastic & self-driven.  Strong communication skills, verbally & in documentation/presentation.              Experience of working on complex software focused change projects.  An ability to understand technical & functional extent of customer requirements.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK