Solutions Architect, Central Government
Amazon Web Services
“Know that it’s fine to make mistakes and not to get it right first go.”
After studying vetinary science at university, Natasha started out as an office manager. She asked someone on the tech team to mentor her which led to a job on the IT desk. She then taught herself how to code and went on to become a software developer. Natasha now works as a solutions architect, helping clients from central government to make better use of their data.
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
- Liaises with internal/external clients in order to analyse business procedure, clarify clients’ requirements and to define the scope of existing software, hardware and network provision;
- Undertakes feasibility studies for major IT developments incorporating costs and benefits, and presents proposals to clients;
- Communicates the impact of emerging technologies to clients and advises upon the potential introduction of such technology;
- Provides advice and assistance in the procurement, provision, delivery, installation, maintenance and use of IT systems and their environments;
- Examines existing business models and flows of data and designs functional specifications and test plans for new systems in order to meet clients’ needs;
- Researches, analyses, evaluates and monitors network infrastructure and performance;
- Works closely with clients to implement new systems.
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