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Solution Architect

Reports toPhilip ReidTypePermanent 
AreaIT & DeliveryLocationLondon
Posted22/08/2017  
 
 

About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group - the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world's largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

Duties & Responsibilities

The Solution Architect is responsible for coordinating all software architectural decisions within Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T).

  • Work closely with senior team member to implement Software Architecture governance across all GM&T IT Projects
  • Responsible for defining solution architecture options and leading the project team through the process of evaluating the most appropriate design.
  • Ensure software architecture is implemented in line with architecture vision and principles and the GM&T IT Strategy
  • Participate in technology architecture and design decision making for solutions delivered by GM&T’s IT department
  • Create technology roadmap for all software development projects undertaken within GM&T and align with department technology roadmap
  • Maintain a set of software architecture principles that provides directional guidance on appropriate business and technology solutions for GM&T
  • Maintain a set of software architecture artifacts that clearly communicate the business and technology roadmaps for GM&T as well as current and to-be views of the software
  • Develops and maintains a deep understanding of Gazprom’s business strategy and value drivers in order to anticipate how the IT landscape can be engineered to deliver the required business capability & benefit.
  • Help maintain and continuously improve software developments standards, development practices and quality assurance processes that are appropriate to the business needs of GM&T.

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to balance the “big picture” and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to translate business needs into technology solutions
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new trends and technologies
  • Strong conceptual thinker that is able to generate an abstract perspective from a complex fact base
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and negotiate in a pressurized environment
  • Motivated, tenacious and pro-active in achieving results
  • Diligent and dependable with strong integrity

Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of market trends and new developments within both the energy industry and software development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, planning and organization skills
  • Deep experience in the development of solutions using industry leading Microsoft technologies
  • Strong business knowledge energy / commodities trading environment
  • Wide ranging knowledge and experience in software technology solutions
  • Deep experience on software development standards and methods
  • Record of delivering software solutions within a complex business
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Team-player with ability to achieve results through shared initiative
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills

Education