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Solutions Architect

Job Reference: 918-IM3647

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Solutions Architecture
Bristol or Birmingham
£49,242 to £59,964 pa

Shape IT architecture that supports lifesavers.


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) stand for hope, life and helping ordinary people do something extraordinary: saving and improving the lives of others. We make the most of every donation – from blood and organs to tissues and stem cells.


As our Solutions Architect, you will be accountable for architecting end-to-end solutions. Your remit will span the target and interim architectures. Crucially, you will support the architecture governance process in identifying opportunities for the appropriate use and reuse existing technologies.


You will be familiar with SaaS/PaaS and IaaS platforms such as Microsoft Azure and your credentials could include a TOGAF certification. You have both the experience and the skills to assess the current state of technologies, drive appropriate solution development and continuous improvement, and play a pivotal role across applications, data and infrastructure.


This is an excellent opportunity to use your flair for solutions architecture to enable people in need to benefit from life-saving treatments.


The successful candidate will be based at either Stoke Gifford, Bristol or New Street, Birmingham, to be agreed at interview.


Please ensure that you submit a CV with your application form


For an informal chat, please contact Teimo Tokoro ( or Marian Zelman (


Closing date for applications is 20 January 2019


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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