Solution Architect

15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
At Kainos we change the way the world uses technology, and how that technology interacts with you. We deliver difficult digital programmes in challenging environments that have real, measured, benefits and positive impacts on millions. We do not do easy and we thrive on challenge.
Job title: Solution Architect

Level: Manager

Reports to: Principal Architect / Delivery Manager

Main purpose of role & level in the business:

As a Solution Architect in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading multi-skilled agile teams to design and deliver high quality solutions which impact the lives of users worldwide. Reporting to the Principal Architect/Delivery Manager, you’ll work with customer architects to agree functional and non-functional designs, advising customers and managers on the estimated effort, technical implications and complexity surrounding your designs.

As a technical leader, you will work with your peers to develop policy and standards, share knowledge and mentor those around you. You’ll do this whilst advising about new technologies and approaches, with room to learn, develop and grow.

Minimum (essential) requirements:

Experience of successful delivery of software designs for multi-tiered, modern software applicationsExperience of whole solution architecture concepts and ability to communicate and negotiate these with customer architectsCan prioritise non-functional concerns for customers and experience of incorporating these into the application designExperience with public cloud platforms, such as AWS and Azure, including SaaS and PaaS offeringsAbility to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentationsAbility to make effective decisions within fast-moving deliveryExperience of mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider communityActive participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate


Experience of being accountable for all sizes of technology delivery challenges, e.g. project, multi-team programmeHas pro-actively developed business across an account with sales and account managersAbility to prioritise your time across multiple major projectsActively shares their thoughts and views on technologyWho you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us:

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.

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