API Architect (Contract) -

London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to expansion and continued growth we are looking for a talented and capable Senior API Consultant, ideally with a Consultancy background, to play a key role in a range of high profile integration projects within our blue chip client base. Your key focus will be the design and configuration of API Gateway products to create, publish, monitor and secure APIs.

Role and Responsibilities

The role will involve architecting API solutions for enterprise customers and working with the customer to deliver the full software lifecycle. This will involve requirements capture and analysis from the business and cross-functional teams to determine the proper API solution. From this you will translate business and user requirements into accurate system requirements/design specifications, before developing, building & testing the solution itself.
To be successful you will have experience of working on key IT programmes with large blue chip clients. You will have a deep background in XML technologies (XML, XSD, XSLT, SOAP), API design (HTTP, JSON, regular expressions, ciphers, IP networking, Unix experience (with some of the skills of a Unix system administrator - e.g. knowledge of routing tables, iptables, cron jobs, etc)

Key responsibilities include:

* Architecting integration solutions for enterprise customers
* Producing high & low level design specifications and documentation
* Owning the design and delivery of solutions from end to end.
* Development of and adherence to integration standards, whether development / tool related, data related, process related or messaging related.
* Interacting with Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, Application Support and Operations.
* Pro-active thought leadership
* Promote positive image of the business both internally and externally
* Take ownership and accountability for customer relationship working with sales and other members of the business.

Skills and Experience Required

* A proven track record in 'hands-on' delivering complex enterprise-scale software solutions - not just architecting or designing them.
* Experience with:
* API Gateway technologies (e.g. CA API Management, Apigee, Akana, Mashery) and / or,
* SOA/ESB technologies (e.g. IBM Message Broker, Fuse, WSO2)
* REST, SOAP Web Services and XML
* Cryptography, IP networking, unix experience
* Knowledge of routing tables, iptables, cron jobs
* Involvement across the full project lifecycle (to successful deployment)
* Experience with agile project delivery including TDD and CI
* Strong understanding of industry trends
* Significant experience of working across both technology and user areas of business
* Credibility in front business customers at all levels and across the organisation and be able to express complex technical concepts in business terms.

Other Skills / Experience

A delivery focused attitude with the ability to drive tasks forward and meet demanding deadlines

A willingness to be flexible in terms of work location and to undertake work at client sites as and when required

Ability to identify the business impact of application problems on the customer

Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Ability to prioritise and plan workload for self and others

Ability to deal successfully with staff at all levels within an organisation

The ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of people both internally and externally to the organisation (as well as the ability to influence / negotiate)

Ability to produce accurate estimates to achieve for highly performant, high quality deliverables

Exceptional customer facing skills

Strong written and presentation skills
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