Application Platform Architect - Forcecom

Definitive Recruitment Limited
United Kingdom
£65k - £85k pa + £8.6K Car All, 10% Bonus
01 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Application Platform Architect - *********, West London, £65-85K + 10% Bonus, £8.6K Car Allowance + Bens. Degree educated with a 2.1 or higher, you will have a background as an Application Platform Architect, with a strong background architecting platform solutions on PaaS (e.g. *********, heroku).

Experience required:

*Proven experience in the team portfolio (certification is a plus)
*Proven experience in essential IT-infrastructure vendor standards
*Proven experience in fundamental infrastructure and hardware security standards
*Proven experience in relevant process standards (e.g. ITIL, certification is a plus)
*Proven experience in the application of common architecture frameworks
*Proven experience in assessment of implementation efforts and economic efficiency

Technical skills:

*Profound knowledge about architecting platform solutions on PaaS (e.g. *********, heroku)
*Experience with object-oriented design patterns
*Experience in modern security practices
*Experience in modern API platform design
*Experience in modern data architectures (e.g. event driven architectures, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into customer applications)
*Experience in Cloud native architecture principles
*Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies and tools (e.g. Jira, Git, Jenkins, Copado)
*Specific ********* skills
oExperience developing code on the ********* platform
oAbility to identify development-related risks, considerations, and limits for the platform
oUnderstanding of and ability to architect a solution to address security complexities, mechanisms, and capabilities on the ********* platform as part of a functional security model
oExperience in integration on the ********* platform
oAwareness of large data volume considerations, risks, and mitigation strategies
oAwareness of general mobile solutions and architecture and understanding of on-platform mobile solutions and considerations

Main Responsibilities:

*Perform landscape planning when introducing new platforms or architectural relevant updates of existing platforms (provisioning and operational maintenance of the landscape is done by operations)
*Coordinate and harmonize planning with international providers and TCCC
*Define, maintain and implement enterprise-wide standards of the platform
*Develop and implement governance and operating concepts for the portfolio in collaboration with IT-Service Delivery
*Define and develop a sustainable and efficient platform architecture and maintain platform data and permission model
*Consult and support the integration and development of applications on defined application platforms
*Plan and control the implementation of platforms in close collaboration with the business
*Create and maintain coding conventions in collaboration with IT-Service Delivery and other stakeholders
*Select and direct providers technically in build phase
*Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit
*Plan releases for the platform in collaboration with test and release management
*Consult internal project and infrastructure teams as well as test and release management in the adoption of architectures, processes and process models
*Direct internal employees and external providers technically in the creation and implementation of solution architectures and designs
*Assess and approve solution designs and alternatives regarding profitability and benefits for the company within Europe

This Application Platform Architect role can be based in West London, Germany or Spain, depending on your preference. There will be travel in mainland Europe.

It pays c£65-85K base, 10% bonus, £8.6K Car Allowance, pension, healthcare etc.

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