Solutions Architect

Permanent - Leeds, London and Uppingham

What you'll do

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Solution Architect to join our growing Architecture community.  We’re looking for someone that can own, design, and drive a technical vision with a focus on delivering value for our clients.  You’ll work closely with colleagues to ensure consistency and cooperation across broad programs of work and support teams all the way through the implementation of your area of responsibility.

What you'll bring

To succeed in this role, you’ll need the following:
Architectural Skills

  • Ability to analyse existing solutions, determine business centric improvements and identify transformations that mitigate project challenge such as time, resources, and scope.

  • Ability to analyse new technologies, assess their business value and quantify the impact of introduction to existing and new solutions.

  • Commercial experience of architecting both web and native, medium to complex solutions through to delivery in a variety of technologies.

  • Experience of multiple commercial frameworks in all areas of the design stack

  • Experience delivering secure applications that are architected and built with industry standard best practices in mind.

Solutioning Skills

  • Experience setting goals for all aspects of a project or programme, ensuring alignment across delivery, and guaranteeing successful technical execution.

  • Knowledge/experience of design methodologies including,

    • Micro Services architectural patterns

    • Domain Driven Design

    • Serverless architecture and orchestration best practices

    • APIs (REST, SOAP or similar)

Delivery and Quality Strategy

  • Experience of describing architectures diagrammatically either formally or informally, e.g., UML, Architecture as Code, C4 or similar.

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment including SAFe.

  • Knowledge and experience of using cloud providers for design and delivery, AWS, Azure, GCP.

Soft Skills

  • Ability to provide technical leadership on projects to both senior developers and up to management.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.

  • Excellent communication skills with experience of confidently presenting the design/architecture to internal stakeholders and external clients.

  • Ability to interpret enterprise architecture and input into the ongoing strategic technical roadmaps

It would also be great (but not essential) if you have:

  • Line management experience

  • Experience with architectural frameworks such as TOGAF and an understanding of how they support delivery.

  • Experience of defining data standards, modelling and governance

  • The ability to create and document requirements needed to deliver business improvements and transformation

  • Experience of designing load testing strategies to deliver robust, effective solutions

  • Proven ability to define, improve and promote best practices across the business

  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and Strategies such as Test automation, TDD, and BDD to drive code and product Quality