Application/Software Architect - Derby

20 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application/Software Architect - Derby

Application/Software Architect required for a growing organisation based in Derby, near to the train station, where you will play a key part in ensuring the software architecture remains industry leading, whilst also ensuring my client has a fit for purpose enterprise landscape to achieve their long term goals.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on architect, with specific experience of software/application architecture functions.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Own our software architecture strategies for my client's core products
  • Contribute to the development of organisational architectural principles and best practices
  • Responsibility for End-to-end project and product application architecture, ensuring this complies with: best practice, our strategy and supports the needs of the project
  • Ensure software delivery complies with architectural patterns and standards
  • Maintain a view of the technical maturity and risk profile of my client's product set, including security, resilience, scalability and supportability
  • Where necessary, build business cases for dealing with technical debt or investment in new technology implementation
  • Drive the continued improvement of our architecture capability and processes
  • Support innovation and advise on the relative merits of new technologies

Key Skills of the role

  • Experience in hands-on architect roles specifically within the software/ application architecture functions
  • Experience of on premise, cloud and hybrid hosted environments
  • In-depth experience of designing and implementing software services

Experience providing architectural services in:

o waterfall and agile delivery environments

o mixed hosting environments (on premise, private DC, cloud)

o distributed hosting environments

o Microservice oriented and containerised platforms

  • Active involvement in delivering & improving CI/ CD DevOps setups

Broad technical base to include a strong understanding of:

o Queuing technologies (e.g. MQTT)

o High volume messaging and data streaming

o Integration methodologies

o NOSQL and mixed DB environments

o Multiple OS environments

o Public cloud environments

o Infrastructure as code

  • Deep understanding multiple coding environments including Java
  • Deep understanding of best practice in use of microservices, APIs, containerisation
  • Experience migrating production workloads to public cloud platforms
  • Integration with third-party solutions and COTS
  • Strong familiarity of TOGAF, BCS ESA or similar


The salary for this position is flexible between £75,000 - £85,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits and fantastic company culture. There may be higher salary on offer, for the right candidate.

Interested?! Send your up to date CV to Ian Tittley at Crimson for review

Crimson are acting as an employment agency in regards to this vacancy

Application Architect - Derby

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