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Senior Solutions Architect – Security

Zoek Pin Halton West, North Yorkshire, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 36 days ago

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Check out the role overview below. If you’re confident you’ve got the right skills and experience, apply today.

Design Manager – Architecture

Start Date:

Immediate start


Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.

Success. The Softcat way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security, and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Your role

As a Solutions Architect, you’ll work as a member of the Solutions Design department to translate a client’s business requirements into innovative, thoughtful and well-designed solutions, making use of the latest infrastructure security principals delivered either on premise or via a public or private cloud offering. This will be done by Identify typical security threats and modelling the movements through environments recommending relevant security controls. Continually demonstrate the skills and abilities of a Subject Matter Expert (SME), implementing control models and security architecture. You will be required to work with the Softcat Sales Specialists and the Softcat Account Management team to provide detailed technical information and expertise to assist customers in their business needs. You will be responsible for producing high quality design documentation (Technical Proposals, High Level Designs, Visio diagrams, Statements of Work etc.) when required within a given project or customer engagement.

You will be accountable for working with Professional Services to deliver a project as the bridge between design and delivery phases. Assist where necessary in the creation of a Low-Level Design (LLD) and working alongside Sales to educate, coach and train them around solution design best practices and help them position the correct solutions to meet customer challenges. This is a pre-sales role, so you be required to develop and maintain relationships – with internal customers, external customers and partners. Whilst collaborate with other technologists within Technical Design, Solutions Design and other departments within Services to successfully work on the technical elements of an opportunity through to a successful conclusion. Also have the ability to design complex security solutions using multiple vendors, perform gap analysis, MoSCoW assessments to determine.

What we need from you

  • Demonstrable experience working in Technical/Security or Solutions Design
  • A recognised security certification: CISSP, CISM, CCSP or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience in security architecture experience both in governance and technical disciplines
  • Excellent customer services skills and a professional manner
  • Experience in security stack would be beneficial
  • Consultative skills, with the ability to identify customer challenges, requirements and business needs


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

Apply now

To become part the success story, please apply below now!

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.

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