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Software Architect

Encompass Corporation
Closing date
24 Feb 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Encompass is the creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) automation software, utilizing robotic search to discover everything a KYC policy demands.

With offices in Sydney, Glasgow, London, Singapore and Belgrade we are a rapidly growing international company. We are fortunate to have some of the industry's leading professionals amongst us and a group of bright and committed teammates.

We use a modern tech stack, which is mainly composed of Java 8/11, ES9, AngularJs, React, Spring Framework/Boot, Micro-services, MongoDB, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS ecosystem, Auth0, ActiveMQ and Tomcat8.

We are looking for a Software Architect to join the engineering team in our Glasgow office. The Software Architect will work to facilitate the Digital Transformation Roadmap and Architectural Runway.

This role plays a key part in the next phase of the Encompass journey, championing quality, continually improve team processes and participate in our philosophy of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities And Duties
  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and exploration of solution alternatives
  • Establish critical NFRs for the solution and participate in the definition of others
  • Re-architect existing components to address growth/performance/scalability challenges, including migration and change management
  • Maintain up-to-date architecture documentation and flows as it relates to components, data, and their interdependencies.
  • Experience of system decomposition and migrating solution components to a new architecture
  • Design of a near-real/time decision platform based on data and event streaming along with big data set processing methodologies
  • As part of the team, oversee the evaluation and selection of 3rd party software packages and other services (including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)
  • Ensure the balance between implemented solutions, value, and ROI based on appropriate technology selection
  • Foster Systems Thinking within Architecture and Engineering, acting as a thought leader for the business
  • Contribute to the Encompass engineering community - providing technical leadership, coaching and mentoring the team, promoting knowledge sharing and adoption of good practice

  • Ability to Write, test and analyse software code, particularly Java, but also Groovy, and Python.
  • Align with the engineering strategy and vision
  • Clearly articulate and document technical vision and roadmap
  • Be able to create articulate vision throughout the business, clearly presenting the case for change, the current state, the vision, and the milestones from current to vision.
  • Help define the Target Systems Architecture to align the engineering and business strategies

BenefitsWe offer a rewarding and challenging place to work, a transparent and collaborative culture and as we grow as a business our benefits package will grow with us. Below are some of what we currently offer
  • Staff pension plan
  • Company wide bonus
  • Participation in our share options scheme
  • Adult approach to flexible working/remote working (post Covid)
  • Full access to Udemy for online training
  • Allocated L&D budget for employees
  • Paid Volunteering Leave programme
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