Solution Architects

Become part of the team

Please note: We're all currently working remotely due to Covid-19. We hope to be back in the office later this year.

You will be joining our team in Bristol, for our clients in the South West and elsewhere. Working alongside our clients as trusted advisors, our Solution Architects are focussed on solving our clients’ most difficult and business critical challenges with a combination of technical knowledge and eye for business. Utilising your knowledge of a broad spectrum of technologies and domains you will work alongside CxO level clients to design the digital revolution, and implement a range of technical strategies to drive our clients ever forward.

Solution Architecture at PA is different: You will get to work with CxO level clients and make a real difference to a broad range of leading FTSE 500 companies, defence and security clients, and public sector organisations. It is practical and hands-on; you will deliver, assure and advise, working shoulder to shoulder with our clients and their partners as the face of innovation and change they expect when they engage PA.

What we're looking for

**Due to the nature of some of the client work that we undertake you will need to hold or be eligible to hold UK security clearance; more information about the requirements for this role can be found here:


Essential skills you will have:

  • A consistent track record in providing technical leadership in areas including application, business, and integration architectures
  • A deep knowledge of the technologies you have worked with and an appreciation or exposure to emerging technologies and architectural trends
  • Ability to manage own time effectively with competing demands and time-critical schedules, prioritising project work, internal capability work, and business development activities
  • Stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence and persuade at all levels of staff seniority
  • Experience of demonstrating the benefits and draw-backs of solution options such as cloud vs on premise solutions, product selection, security or management options
  • The ability to deliver strategic thinking to stakeholders through roadmaps, mentoring and technical thought leadership
  • Knowledge of formal architectural tools and methodologies e.g. TOGAF, NAF, ArchiMate

Useful if you also have:

  • Previous management consulting experience
  • Experience of cloud products, cloud architectures, and services from current cloud vendors, e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure
  • Experience working with integration platforms e.g. Dell Boomi, MuleSoft
  • Understanding SOA webservices, APIs and microservices design
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps practices
  • Understanding of GDS Technology Code of Practice and Service Standards

Typical roles previously held might include:

  • Lead or Principal Architect on £MM programmes
  • (Senior) Solution Architect on key workstreams of £MM programme
  • Principal or Domain Architect for given area of expertise
  • Enterprise (IT) Architect
  • Technical Design Authority




• Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: Bristol



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