Digital Architect

Synergize Consulting Limited
Covent Garden
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Synergize Consulting are recruiting on behalf of our client, a leading IT managed service operation who are seeking a Digital Architect on an initial 6- month contract to be based in Central London. Role Overview - You'll share the responsibility for the digital transformation of an organisation - You'll have a vision for services and communicate this to developers and non-developers alike. - You'll ensure a project's overall technical design meets user needs and acceptance criteria, whilst conforming to time and budget constraints. - You'll thrive using agile methods and enjoy working collaboratively with business units and multidisciplinary teams. Main responsibilities - design technical services or plan system integration, selecting necessary platforms and technologies to meet project requirements and user needs - provide technical leadership and consultancy to both internal and external development teams, ensuring infrastructure is fit for purpose, whilst meeting time and budget restraints - build and maintain technical roadmaps, looking ahead for future opportunities or blockers and ensuring decisions by development teams align with the strategy - encourage communication across multiple development teams to identify strategic requirements and dependencies - help develop services by contributing code, testing technologies and producing rapid prototypes - be involved in the wider web development community, identifying good practices to adopt and sharing your experiences, e.g. through blog posts, tech talks at conferences - enable a positive technical culture, applying agile methods to development and completing quality assurance practices - mentor developers, setting standards and ensuring delivery targets are met - advise product managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of current user stories, as well as those in the backlog - form relationships with external suppliers - help enable the reuse of patterns, tools, and components across the whole service landscape Skills and experience Essential: - experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services - strong software development and application architecture experience, with good knowledge of open source technologies, testing and at least one programming language - ability to adapt quickly to new technologies - experience scaling online services - awareness of emerging security issues - ability to read and understand solution design documentation - understanding of how to prioritise work in a fast, customer-centric environment - understanding of agile environments, continual delivery techniques and dev-ops cultures - understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences Desirable: - a view of technology as an enabler of great digital services - an eagerness to influence how digital services are delivered - an awareness of how to budget in an on-demand environment and an understanding of legal implications - experience of cloud technologies, enterprise integration tools and extract, transformation and load (ETL) tools - experience designing and implementing secure systems - experience mentoring technical staff and managing stakeholders - experience working in a dynamic organisation with rapidly expanding users and changing requirements - interest in forming best practices, standards and policies - experience initiating projects, participating in workshops to gather user needs and building prototypes - a willingness to travel to client locations
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