Solution Architect

Mp Resourcing Ltd
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My Client is a leading technology partner to the online publishing industry. Its customers are companies with a focus on publishing or distributing digital content in significant volumes, including scholarly, professional, and B2B publishers, and major financial services and media providers. We are currently looking for Solution Architects in the greater London area who can travel one day a week to our Oxfordshire office and telecommute from home on the remaining days. This role involves interacting with client staff to gather business requirements, propose solutions incorporating existing and new functionality of our state of the art publishing platform. The Solution Architect forms a bridge between client staff, product management and engineering. It is an ideal job for a senior developer or tech lead with excellent communication and people skills looking to move into a more client facing role.


Interact with clients various constituencies to interpret and evaluate business requirements, and propose technology solutions
Write solution/technical specification for engineering
Identify the need/opportunity for platform extension with new features and functionality and bring it to the attention of product management
Work in cross-functional internal teams (engineering, quality assurance, ops, product management, project management, business) to develop new solutions
Evaluate and prototype APIs for third party integrations
Understand content and coordinate content conversions and business models and translate them into either platform configuration or specification for new implementation
Understand and perform data migrations
Propose and build UI using our state of the art drag and drop page builder
Support the sales team with technical knowledge as required, including giving demonstrations and assisting on RFP responses
Potentially present product capabilities and solutions to internal teams and prospects.


Some travel to customer sites is required --about 10 days per year.
Minimum qualifications:
Must have experience in a directly related role (e.g., business analyst or solution architect)
Bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
Prior hands-on software development experience (preferably, web and backend development using Java and related technologies).
Hold a valid passport, or be eligible to apply for one.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

First rate analytical skills, evidence of translating vague requirements into actionable development items.
Experience in project management techniques or otherwise demonstrable experiences with managing new development to completion.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders in multiple time zones.
Hands-on knowledge of XML, web services, SQL, JavaScript, HTML and CSS (HTML5 is a plus).
Worked on product oriented projects and release management processes.
Experience in software development processes, and source control and issue tracking systems.
Technical Experience:
Must have recent and at least 2 years - technical experience of web technologies including CSS ; HTML5, Javascript , (JQuery)
Must understand how SSO (single sign-on) works on the web

For Exceptional Candidates (salary sought at top of range) we would expect the following:

SSO experience with SAML or OAuth2
Experience with integrating services through HTTP, APIs (RESTful, SOAP, GRAPH QL etc)
Experience on data integration through file interfaces
Soft skills:
Logical and analytical approach to problem solving
Motivated and driven
Attention to detail
Customer communication skills in a customer facing environment

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.
If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job

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