Technical Architect

OnlineMediaExperts Ltd
14 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for ambitious and talented Technical Architects to help us design, build and operate the cloud software and data platforms used daily by thousands of UK schools and millions of students. You'll have the opportunity to work with a range of technologies, including Java, .NET, MS SQL Server, SQL Data warehouse and the Microsoft Azure cloud. All of our platforms need to operate at scale, and will deliver a broad range of technical challenges that will give you the opportunity to progress your career in Technical Architecture.

We are looking for candidates who will inspire future product development and lead the technical design and implementation of our School Management Information System (MIS), RM Integris. A solution designed to provide valuable insights from school data through a powerful suite of recording, analysis and reporting tools that pulls together all assessment, attendance, behaviour, pupil and staff data within one system to help schools utilise teaching resources and maximise pupils' learning.

RM Integris is the second largest, but fastest growing, MIS provider in the Education market. This role offers an opportunity to join the team at a hugely exciting time where we are challenging previous thinking around MIS solutions and what they should offer schools. We are targeting ambitious growth and retention, and passionately believe that we have a fantastic platform ready to be taken on to the next level.

If you are looking for this type of challenge and you consider yourself to be innovative, hardworking, passionate about developing and designing solutions for customers and able to think differently about how we could help schools embed the use of RM Integris and get the very most out of it then get in touch.

Key responsibilities

* Specify solutions, producing high level designs for products which are technically achievable, estimated and appropriate in terms of cost ensuring the proposed design meets the specified business requirements.
* Works closely with off-shore development teams on active projects to ensure effective and timely solution delivery
* Ensure that high level designs consider non-functional requirements such as security, performance, maintainability and monitoring as appropriate.
* Identify and resolve all key design decisions
* Code, refactor, test and de-bug both new and existing software using a wide range of technologies and languages.
* Service support through pro-active monitoring and service improvement and dealing with customer support escalations.
* Work closely with the relevant development manager and India based development teams to design and implement solutions that satisfy business requirements and adhere to the strategic software proposition.
* Provide excellent leadership to the development teams and lead projects through to delivery.
* Retain full ownership for project development throughout the project lifecycle and take responsibility for all aspects of the technical delivery ensuring there is an emphasis on quality.
* Working with Product Managers or Development Managers for the relevant product or service area, input into the forward roadmap for technical development. Ensure that the roadmap aligns with product steering and is the context of agreed funding, required product evolution and keeping up to date with relevant technical standards.

Skills & experience

* Responsive and pro-actively involve themselves in development, undertaking off-shore visits as appropriate.
* Demonstrates ownership of technical design and produces simple, elegant and cost-effective solutions.
* Is confident to make tough technical decisions, showing good judgement and escalating when appropriate
* Drives to overcome solution gaps and technical issues and is an effective trouble-shooter.
* Is able to help offshore teams effectively overcome technical and process issues in order to facilitate successful solution delivery.
* Demonstrates an accurate, thorough understanding of customer needs and issues and drives product change according to this understanding.
* Demonstrates clear thinking on the future of their products and services and is able to confidently articulate the evolution of the product and technical solution.
* Significant experience of 'hands-on' software development.
* Experience of technically leading software development projects.
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