Technical / Solution Architect

Tata Consultancy Services
Hazlerigg, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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With TCS you will be exposed to the future of technology, work with some of the brightest global minds in the industry and support many of the biggest brands in the UK and worldwide. Recognized as an employer of choice, having won numerous awards in the UK and beyond, TCS is a fast growing global IT powerhouse at the forefront of innovation and transformation.

We are looking for a Technical / Solution Architect to:

  • Work with business projects, planners and designers to take an early view of how they can best use IT to deliver business change and achieve Departmental objectives, whilst supporting the architectural design and development of individual IT based projects
  • Work with delivery projects to design, build and assure the delivery of the architecture and the technical solution
  • Work with business / digital strategists on a project or large program strand supporting the architectural design and development of the work
  • Use technical architecture experience and in-depth understanding of application design & development and knowledge of tooling, methods, integration, infrastructure, data and security to design solutions
  • Champion solution communications, making the complex simple to understand in support of delivery team
  • Provide Leadership and management to a project design authority and Governance
  • Assure projects from a senior developer/ architect perspective
  • Design hybrid solution and migration path for on-prem / cloud services
  • Challenge and advise on programming, design and architecture methods to be used
  • Advise projects to make the appropriate trade-offs to ensure delivery
  • Design and contribute to the technical solution in a project
  • Contribute to the Customer Technology Code of Practice
  • Translate Business requirements into IT solutions and migration roadmaps
  • Clearly document realizable Technical Architectures
  • Ensure projects are compliant with strategy and architecture
  • Assess and communicate the value of the Architecture
  • Challenge so that project products are of the highest possible standards
  • Prioritize, plan and scope of work around architectural issues
  • Lead the value for money challenges of technical proposals and manage technical interdependencies within a project
  • Select technology, approaches and designing systems

Skills required:

  • Broad IT experience with an in depth understanding of some or all of the following areas: application design & development, application tooling, methods, integration, infrastructure, data and security.
  • A background of an experienced developer/ architect with a wide range of programming, design and architecture skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to see beyond the obvious, with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable subcomponents
  • Proven experience in designing, documenting and implementing end to end IT solutions having applied best practices using design patterns, integration patterns and other industry standards
  • Needs to be able to balance the business needs with the best technical approach to achieve the most optimal solution
  • Able to manage the consistency of Technical Architectures and Designs that cross multiple business applications and Technology Domains
  • Recognised as a subject matter expert within the Function with experience of driving technology change
  • Experience in developing architecture and strategies in a multi supplier environment
  • Experience of IT Architecture and its application in a complex business environment with ability to translate technical concepts into business terms
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks and associated architecture development methods and experience in the development and usage of Technology Patterns / Models
  • Ability to work independently but also as a part of a wider team

Technical / Solution Architect needs to possess an expert depth and breadth of knowledge regarding multiple technologies and their inter-relationships, e.g.:

  • API architecture design, API ecosystem and best practices
  • Building microservices using Nodejs
  • Message brokers and Event store such as Kafka
  • Event-based architecture design, patterns, modelling techniques, tools and standards
  • Cloud hosting and container orchestrations such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Working knowledge of database concepts, Oracle, MongoDB and Redis
  • Public cloud technologies, container, serverless, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) AWS preferred
  • Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice

TCS is one of the fastest growing in the UK, joining TCS at this pivotal time will expose you to numerous domains and projects. We are consistently voted number one in customer satisfaction and Top Employer in the UK and globally. We provide competitive salaries which include pension, health care, life insurance, laptop, phone, access to extensive training resources and discounts within the larger Tata network.

You will also be invited to be a part of our volunteering and employee networks, health and wellness initiatives such as fit4life and purpose4life, internal sports events, initiatives on mental health, LGBTQ, diversity and inclusion.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will be unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. If you have not received a direct response within 30 days then the application should be deemed unsuccessful.
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