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Solution Designer - London
Job ID #: 6424 Location: London
Business area: Information Technology Job category: Information Technology
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Not Specified
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn.

The purpose of this role is to take the lead with designing, planning and building solutions in collaboration with Business Relationship Manager(BRM) team and the business. Some of these solutions will be derived from the innovation ideas that are being generated in the business. Working closely with both the architects and BRM it is key to ensure new solutions both address the business problem or idea while adhering to our architectural design and strategic direction. This role reports to the Solutions and architecture manager.

In order to accelerate time to market, the role will utilise approaches such as buy before build and a rapid and agile methodology. Using both minimum viable product and iterative principals the role is responsible in delivering solutions at speed into the business, utilising a 'cloud first' strategy.

The individual must be both technically proficient and solution focussed, motivated by finding coherent and strategic approach to complex business challenges or new opportunities in line with BDO digital ambitions.  They should have a track record of innovation and be able to demonstrate examples of using creativity and technical knowledge to achieve successful business outcomes through an engaging and consultative approach.

Responsible for leading the design, code and testing of applications utilising an agile and MVP approach.

· Demonstrate creative flair in solution proposal and the ability to pay attention to detail in design and delivery.

· Lead the design of the applications including recognised best practice in agile development.

· Understand and include different types of devices, considering constraints of hardware, operating systems or browsers for the solutions

· Contribute and adhere to technical and service governance standards whilst building and maintaining solutions

· Adhere to change processes and produce high quality technical documentation

· Ensure that the appropriate project and technical documentation are completed and kept up to date

· Have the ability to prototype and demonstrate using recognised tools and technologies e.g. JavaScript, .net, SharePoint, Azure

· Experience of software development methodologies and design techniques e.g. UML, Agile

· Exceptional verbal and written communication, including presentation skills. Able to communicate to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and 3rd parties.

· Excellent understanding of application integration at the various levels application, application interface or data layer.

· Experience in building Minimal Viable Products (MVP) and being able to demonstrate back to stakeholders.


Our Agency Policy

BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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