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Job Description:

The Opportunity

The Senior Software Architect will be responsible for the architecture and design of large multi-disciplinary software solutions, and also support Client Managers directly in a pre-sales capacity to develop relationships and solutions that can support future business growth.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting the development of capability within their own technical area.

This senior position will be pivotal to capability development through; involvement with business development activities, supporting account managers in development of customer offerings to address market drivers, identifying opportunities to develop/exploit IP in target proposition space, as well as understanding and documenting the customer's requirements for distribution to engineering team.

Areas of Responsibility/Tasks:

  • Define and lead the architecture and delivery of large-scale software engineering projects.
  • Work with the leadership team to define and develop the software capability within the business unit.
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to junior members of the team.
  • Oversee progress of multiple development teams ensuring best coding practices, providing assurance that software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
  • Support the Sales and Campaign functions to develop and foster client relationships and elaborate high level technical requirements.
  • Represent the business and its technical solutions and capabilities toward client communities
  • Make recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Writing technical material for competitive bids

Why We Want You

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Essential skills/experience

Your broad technical, research and software development background will allow you to rapidly understand new systems and domains, and prototype systems based on your research. As a Senior Software Architect, you will have a degree level qualification in a STEM subject, or you will have an education and level of experience which is comparable.

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience as a software architect and developer in multiple languages (C++, C#, Java or Python).
  • Experience of cloud architecture in private cloud, and commercial cloud systems (such as AWS, Azure or GCP), and both traditional and cloud-native services.
  • Familiarity using Agile delivery methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Experience of working with in Business Development, and authoring complex bids.

Desirable skills and experience;

  • Specialisms in Cloud Security, Infrastructure as Code, Data Science or AI/ML technologies .
  • Certification in AWS or Azure.
  • Product Owner experience in large Agile projects, with SAFe certification useful.
  • Familiarity with systems engineering and enterprise architecture using TOGAF or MODAF.
  • Information Security experience or accreditation (e.g. CISSP).
  • Knowledge of commercial and contractual frameworks.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other

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