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Lead Architect, Berkshire

Hugely exciting opportunity to join a highly exciting greenfield role for a global technology company based in Berkshire. This is a greenfield opportunity to help the company move to a platform based solution.

In the role you’ll

  • Own the Technology Strategy and deliver it through the team of architects and technologists.
  • Introduce new engineering frameworks/patterns/technical components into the engineering community in support of business direction and needs
  • Ensure effective/efficient delivery of technical solutions through Architect team
  • Be responsible for helping build the Architect/Architecture function working with the global architecture team (lead from USA HQ) and their team
  • Be responsible for setting the technology/technical tone/culture across our engineering teams – dev standards
  • Be responsible for building and nurturing our engineering community – developing a strong pipeline of technology contributors/leaders/subject matter experts in support of the business
  • Work with technical leaders, Product Management & Product Planning and analyse business needs
  • Evaluate technologies for technology strategy
  • Assist development teams with design and product architecture
  • Review proposed solutions from product development
  • Analyse technology issues and propose short, mid and long-term solutions
  • Assist in scalability & capacity planning
  • Work with other senior technology leaders to propose technical solutions and help craft architecture & technology roadmap
  • Assist in ROI analysis
  • Assist IT in capacity planning / systems architecture
  • Work with internal and external customers on technical solutions
  • Assist in process development for the technology organization

Key skills needed:

 
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience,  in  Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics  or related field
  • 15 years of experience in development, with at least 5 years in architecture
  • A solid understanding of a broad range of technologies
  • Experience designing distributed technologies
  • Experience in large-scale and ASP type solutions
  • Ability  to organize and present complex solutions clearly and accurately
  • Project leadership skills and solid design skills
  • Demonstrated experience driving scalability & capacity planning
  • Good knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience in scalable and reliable database design
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience implementing SOA/Micro-Services or component-based architectures

 

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.