Technical Architect

£60000 - £80000 per annum
10 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is looking for technical architects who have a strong technical background and have a solid track record in providing solution design advice to clients.

The role is for an experienced Technical Architect who will provide technical solution advice to a large public sector client. The role involves working closely with various projects, delivering technical designs for new applications, or solving issues with existing development work. They are often asked to manage existing suppliers or provide technical assurance. The architecture is based on micro-services built using open source technology. The programme is managed using agile techniques, and spans multiple projects.

The ideal architect will have worked on large scale agile programmes and will have supported teams that are building bespoke software. Moreover, we are looking for architects who have worked with or delivered component based architectures using open source technologies. The architect will have to guide the overall programme architecture, producing design patterns and principles. In addition to helping the programme design bespoke components and applications, the architects will need to identify opportunities for the use of commercial or open source products - experience of product assessment and selection would be valuable.

About you:
The ideal candidate is conscientious, client-focused and able to work to tight deadlines, sometimes at short notice. You are reliable, self-motivated and able to work without close supervision. You are technically proficient with impressive analytic and communication skills; you are comfortable with talking to clients and enjoy the variety of working on different projects. You can code if necessary, and produce high quality written outputs. You are likely to be an experienced architect, with a strong track record of application delivery and possibly with a management consultancy or solution integrator background. Any experience of enterprise-level applications and their integration with other systems would be highly desirable.

Desirable technical skills and experience:
- Scientific or technical degree or relevant professional qualification
- A strong record of application development with skills in any of the following: Java, .Net, C++, Python, web development technologies.
- Good understanding of database design and programming, especially using Postgres (Oracle/SQL Server desirable)
- Understanding of micro service based architectures  Understanding of modern delivery pipelines
- Understanding of continuous integration and deployment
- Design for a cloud platform - ideally Azure
- Proven history of solution architecture delivery
- Experience of Agile development methodologies.
- Knowledge of a Domain Driven Design and CQRS would be beneficial.
- Experience of working to GDS standards and guidance would be beneficial

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