Solutions Architect

  • Job Reference: 00043642-1
  • Date Posted: 25 May 2024
  • Location: Hatfield
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Solutions Architect - Digital Transformation

Affinity Water the UK's largest water only company are looking for a meticulous Solutions Architect with extensive experience in designing and delivering modern systems to support our Digital Transformation Programme. You will join the Data & Architecture team, collaborating closely with Engineers, Business Analysts, Architects, and Developers to create scalable business solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architectural Leadership: Set standards and patterns, ensuring system development aligns with business demands and technology standards.
  • Solution Design: Translate business and technical requirements into effective architectural blueprints, ensuring solutions meet business needs.
  • Documentation: Develop and present architectural artefacts and options to stakeholders. Document standards, designs, and models.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks, challenge existing solutions, and recommend improvements.
  • Continual Learning: Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies. Train and develop Engineers on new trends.

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years in technology solutions within an architectural framework.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into solution designs.
  • Experience designing enterprise-grade solutions.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, engaging up to C-Level.
  • Proven experience delivering scalable, secure solutions on time and within budget.
  • Knowledge of common architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman).
  • Experience with a public cloud platform, preferably AWS.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Agile development environment experience.


  • Programming languages (SQL, C#, Python, Java).
  • AWS or cloud experience.
  • Water Industry regulatory reporting knowledge.


  • Salary circa £60-70,000 depending on experience.
  • 23 days annual leave, plus a celebration day, plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service.
  • Generous pension scheme doubling your contributions, up to a maximum of 12%.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption, and Shared Parental Leave. Carers and Menopause policies to support our people.
  • Company bonus scheme.
  • Access to our Wellbeing Centre for physical and mental health support.
  • Hybrid working to improve your home-work balance - offices based in Hatfield Herts. 

Join us to shape the IT landscape and drive our Digital Transformation Programme.

You can find out what it's like to work at Affinity Water through our career site where our colleagues share their career development stories and you can get a feel for our company culture.

Affinity Water recognises the benefits of greater diversity in our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building a more inclusive culture where every member of our workforce can thrive.