Wanted: Senior Solutions Designer


[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy]

So I’m thinking I might have to launch a separate blog entirely devoted to “solutions”. Thanks to the reader who forwarded me this hilariously vague job advert, which I hereby add to my ever-growing pile of “solutions” submissions.

Senior Solutions Designer, City of London – London City and West End, London

My client is currently recruiting for a Senior Solutions Designer. This is a senior position in the Solution Design team, working closely with external clients and all internal teams. Key requirements: Key to this role is the ability to quickly understand, analyse and document business and user needs across industries and functions. Applying your experience and attention to detail, you will be required to design innovative user centric solutions to these problems, working closely with internal application development teams in an agile environment. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft based Web 2.0, SOA and OLAP technologies in large scale deployments.

The last line makes me think it’s something a bit computery, but I’m still not sure what the person they hope to employ will be expected to do. Are they looking for a chemist? A mathematician? A professional cruciverbalist? What do you think?

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4 Responses to Wanted: Senior Solutions Designer

  1. Dave April 19, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    What’s an agile environment? A gymnasium?

  2. Carol Schiller April 20, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Dave, Here is Seattle, where start-up tech companies abound, an “agile environment” is code for “we make everything up as we go along”.

  3. Fritinancy April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Agile is, believe it or not, a term of art:

    My favorite “solution” slogan: “If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Precipitate.”
    Now available on T-shirts!

  4. Dave April 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Oh thank heavens I’m not the only one. I thought I was a sad geek always telling people I thought a solution was a solid dissolved in water. Now I can buy the T-shirt.

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