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BT Business • UK Wide, United Kingdom

Solution Architect

Salary:  Competitive + Excellent Benefits
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Job Description

Security Clearance

This role requires you to be able to pass SC clearance. See this link for more info: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-security-vetting-clearance-levels/national-security-vetting-clearance-levels#security-check-sc

Why this job matters

Our Solutions Architects build relationships across all levels of an organisation and help solve our customer’s complex challenges by creating innovative business and/or digital enterprise solutions. As one of our Solutions Architects you’ll be there to be a trusted advisor to our customers, often working and driving value on large transformation programmes. You’ll be helping our customers achieve their vision and solve their complex technological challenges by creating innovative digital solutions.

Please note: This role can be based at any of the following locations

London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Gosforth, Belfast, Glasgow

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll lead on building the right solution for customers from customer requirements.
  • You’ll have commercial acumen that ensures proposed solutions align with Win Price.
  • You’ll ensure risks and gaps of the solution are highlighted, with appropriate containment, and reported on through governance processes.
  • You’ll create innovative solutions to solve our customer’s complex technological challenges.
  • You’ll educate BT and our customer to ensure the solution fits customer requirements.
  • You’ll provide end-to-end technological architecture governance, leadership, accountability and ownership throughout the Solutions Design engagement life-cycle.
  • You’ll lead successful bids through the delivery lifecycle – matrix; managing the right skills needed to deliver.
  • You’ll develop and manage customer relationships which deliver a unique outstanding customer experience.
  • You’ll define and create statement of requirements for internal/external Professional Services engagement.

What we would like to see from you

  • Strong technical background across Network Architecture layers and a broad and recognised set of knowledge across the full spectrum of Solutions Architecture, including things like: Network Transformation & Security, Digital Solutions, Cloud Transformation and Technology architecture tools and techniques.
  • Creating technological solution propositions and bid proposals from customer requirements.
  • Proven background in developing a pipeline in relation to enterprise and business architecture engagements for customers.
  • Developing and delivering strategic roadmaps and governance structures in line with Customer Requirements.
  • Communicating and Influencing across all levels of an organisation up to CxO level.
  • Knowledge of business analysis/architecture tools and techniques, as well as knowledge of TOGAF or equivalent method awareness and real world experience Leadership and Management
  • Strong problem definition and solving abilities
  • Ability to obtain National Security Vetting Clearance


• Competitive salary
• 10% on target bonus
• BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
• 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
• Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
• World-class training and development opportunities
• Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
• Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
• Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop

With over 175 years of heritage, BT is now the flagship business brand of BT Group. We’ve brought together our best people and capabilities into a B2B powerhouse serving 1.2 million business customers internationally.

We’re a global leader for secure connectivity and collaboration platforms for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big household names and government departments, right through to sole traders and new start-ups. But it’s not just the technology that matters, it’s what it can do to help them build stronger, smarter, more secure businesses.

We value diversity and inclusion and believe in making a positive impact. We connect for good by championing digital inclusion and equipping people, businesses, and communities with digital skills to thrive.

As a member of our team, you will be part of an organisation that celebrates difference, fosters innovation and provides you with opportunities to be your best. With millions of businesses relying on us daily, joining BT means you can be part of a diverse and multi-skilled team that makes a significant impact to society.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

Company benefits

25 (UK) / 21 (India) days annual leave + bank holidays
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Flexible working week
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Buy or sell annual leave – buy up to 5 days/year pro rata
Bank holiday swaps
Adoption leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days – 3 volunteer days per year
Lunch and learns
L&D budget
Season ticket loan
Enhanced sick pay – 3 months
Optional unpaid leave
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BT Business

Company employees

100,000 across BT Group (24,000 at BT Business)

Gender diversity (male:female)

74.3:25.7 (BT Group)

Office locations

UK wide (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow & more), ROI, India, Hungary, Spain, United States, Australia

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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