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Technical Software Architect

Reports to: Chief Information Officer
Location: United Kingdom

About the Job

We are looking for a high calibre individual who is passionate about technology, designing and building software solutions and delivering applications with high utility.

You will be instrumental in driving the design of the eXate platform to accommodate higher throughput, uptime and an extensible set of features, ensuring that the platform is robust, well tested and functional.

To comply with data privacy and protecting data is hard. We have solved this problem by aggregating and simplifying the use of different privacy enhancing technologies and need to get the word out to potential clients.

We are looking for a real computer scientist with an obsession with solving data challenges.
If you would love to work for a start-up, loves a challenge, and has a creative mindset alongside exceptional problem solving skills this could be a potential fit.

Major Accountabilities

Collaborate with the CIO on application Architecture and Design

Periodically evaluate architectural landscape for efficiencies and define current state, target state architecture and transition plans, road maps to achieve desired architectural state.

Conducts/leads proof of concepts to prove new technologies in support of architecture vision and guiding principles.

Assist in the ideation and execution of architectural principles, guidelines and technology standards that can be leveraged across the team and organization.

Promotes consistency between all applications leveraging enterprise automation capabilities.

Provide architectural consultation, support, mentoring, and guidance to project teams, Technical Architects and developers.

Collaborate with the DevOps Lead on technical features

Lead the technical implementation of the eXate platform across the delivery lifecycle

Define and manage work items using Agile methodologies (Kanban, Azure boards)

Key Requirements

Experience in Technical Leadership positions

Background – software engineering

The ability to write technical documentation

Solid understanding of virtualization and/or cloud computing technologies

Experience in designing software solutions and enjoys UML and the odd sequence diagram

Experience operating within an Agile environment

Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision

Strong project development management skills, with the ability to successfully manage and prioritise numerous time pressured analytical projects/work tasks simultaneously.

Able to pivot quickly and make rapid decisions based on changing needs in a fast-paced environment

Works constructively with teams and acts with high integrity

Passionate team player with an inquisitive, creative mindset and ability to think outside the box.

Knowledge & Experience

Experience working with technologies like Spark to deal with Petabytes of data (different to our API/Streaming flow)

Knowledge of a wide variety of open source technologies including but not limited to; NiFi, Kubernetes, Docker, Hive, Oozie,YARN, Zookeeper, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch

A strong understanding of AWS/Azure and/or technology as a service (Iaas,SaaS,PaaS)

Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams.

Appreciation of building high volume, low latency systems for the API flow

Core Dev skills (SOLID principles, IOC, 12 factor app, CI-CD, GIT)

Messaging, Microservice Architecture, Caching (Redis), Containerisation, Performance and Load testing, REST API’s.

Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript frameworks (preferably Angular 2+), Typescript

Appreciation of Python and C# .NET Core or Java

Appreciation of global data privacy requirements and cryptography

Experience of System Testing and experience of automated testing – e.g. unit tests, integration tests, mocking/stubbing.

Proven experience of acting as a technical lead/architect on project delivery

Relevant industry and other professional qualifications

Tertiary qualifications (degree level).

85 Great Portland Street
London, England, W1W 7LT
United Kingdom


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