App Development Architect

London City
£50000 - £60000 per annum
04 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Application Development Solution Architect Flexible home working
Location flexible (UK)
£50,000-£60,000 (some flexibility for the right candidate)

This role is 50% home based & 50% field based (client side), so any applicant in the UK that can travel will be considered.

A leading IT reseller and managed services group that specialises in everything cloud; application support and platforms, IT outsourcing, cloud strategy, environment and system management reporting and business critical support is now looking for an experienced Application Development Solution Architect to join their leading team with a focus on adding value to clients by helping them transform their IT for the cloud and digital era, whilst successfully managing the challenge of existing complex IT estates.

This company is a Microsoft Gold Partner, part of a FTSE 250, it is a highly attractive company work as they offer great career progression, flexible home working and the support of a larger group with cutting edge technology partners.

This is a permanent full time role paying between £50,000-£60,000 per annum + excellent benefits*

*Benefits to include:

  • Home working (circa 50% of time spent working)
  • Circa £5,000-£6,500 car allowance
  • Health insuarance
  • Company matched contributory pension (up to 5%)
  • Various other incentives

The core responsibilities of the Application Development Solution Architect:

  • Lead or work with peers to implement and/or design technical solutions; working through customer specifications and develop solutions in line with defined requirements
  • Develop or support the creation of reference architectures and new product offerings
  • Able to own and execute smaller engagements on their own
  • Create drawings and documentation to support their work
  • Take ownership for technical delivery of projects and complete hands-on technical delivery if required
  • Provide presales consultancy to support sales in winning new business opportunities
  • Contribute to bid responses, write proposals and statements of work, as required, when assisting with presales
  • Review statement of work documentation drafted by the presales and delivery teams
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure project and service delivery meet customer expectations
  • Support Sales & Marketing in ensuring the key messages are heard internally and externally
  • Assist in developing and improving our offerings and messages to customers, including input into marketing campaigns and product development
  • Assist in mentoring the development team in relation to best practice and help them to adopt new strategic frameworks and technologies required to support the Cloud Practice strategy

The person specification Application Development Solution Architect:

  • Strong technical background
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Application Development Life Cycle and Development Best Practices
  • Web Development and design, including experience with ASP.NET MVC, C#, WCF, Web API, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Azure PaaS services and the migration of application services to them
  • Proficient with Visual Studio, Azure SDK and Source Control (VSTS/Git)
  • Azure Functions / Azure Automation
  • Experience of SQL development
  • Agile and waterfall project experience
  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Able to Develop, modify and deploy ARM templates
    • Powershell & Desired state configuration
    • Active Directory and ADFS
    • Azure IaaS
    • Other Azure services, such as API Apps, Table Storage and Logic Apps
    • Azure IOT, Stream Analytics
    • Other Microsoft technologies, such as O365, SharePoint, BizTalk or Dynamics CRM

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