Technical/ Solution Architect

Bristol (City Centre)
£475 - 500 Per Day
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A cutting edge digital agency urgently requires a talented technical architect with solution architecture skills. This is an asap start so the ideal candidate will be immediately available.

The Role:

You will define the technical architecture and be the technical lead for the delivery of a complex recruitment service based primarily in Bristol. You'll be part of a multi-disciplinary, highly-skilled digital team adept at delivering complex digital projects. The tech stack has not yet been decided but is likely to be either C# or java. The ideal candidate will be skilled in both languages.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of developers and testers through the full lifecycle of development
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the client, providing pragmatic solutions to real-world problems
  • Designing, developing and delivering solution concepts in partnership with the client's Technical Architect
  • Write code
  • Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for GDS beta service delivery
  • Actively participate in the Valtech Technical Architecture community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge, and bringing best practice.
  • Liaise with technical leads from other third parties throughout the project duration

    Essential Technical Skills and Experience

    Key skills and expertise level (Expert / Professional / Competent) for each:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of coding in multiple programming languages, primarily focused on the JVM or .Net ecosystem (Expert)
  • Experience taking ultimate responsibility for designing and delivering one or more large scale solutions, understanding the various cross-cutting concerns such as security, performance and quality (Expert)
  • Organised and led a team of at least three others. Experience of running multiple teams concurrently is highly desirable. (Expert)
  • Experience architecting solutions, including creating architectural artefacts, such as high-level designs, disaster recovery plans and support documentation (Expert)
  • A rigorous understanding of automated testing, including Outside-In BDD and TDD (Expert)
  • Working knowledge of multiple storage technologies such as SQL and No-SQL (Professional)
  • Understanding of Cloud computing and virtualisation (Professional)
  • Commercial awareness of customer needs from a consulting perspective (Expert)
  • Technically lead cross-functional teams (Expert)

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