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Solutions Architect

  • Location:

    Glenrothes

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £80000 - £90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Adam Hood

  • Contact email:

    ahood@headresourcing.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH36802_1685114866

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-06-25


Head resourcing is looking for a Solution Architect for a leading aerospace and defence company. The role is predominantly remote with some occasional office travel required.
We develop software using a variety of Agile methodologies. You will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organisations.


Main duties of the position


To be the solution architect for a particular domain or department responsible for mission critical software solutions. You will be part of a leadership team collaborating with agile software teams.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Discover, Define and evolve strategic architectures for complex software based systems applicable at an enterprise or organisational level.
  • Own the architectural roadmap for your domain, considering the horizons required to support your Product Manager
  • Partner with senior stakeholders to ensure architecture designs fulfil functional and non-functional requirements and align with broader architectural goals
  • Act as an Architectural Design Authority for the domain and able to communicate risks and impacts of design changes to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Key contributor & independent reviewer at enterprise level architecture reviews
  • Act as technical focal point for your domain
  • Personal development of key technical team leaders through coaching and mentoring
  • Act as an authority on tool, process and environment selection
  • Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and incorporate into architecture roadmaps as applicable
  • Bring technical context of the wider business to your domain


Candidate Requirement/Essential Skills


The suitable candidate must have demonstrable experience as a software / solution architect or technical lead on projects of significant size and complexity. They will have extensive skills in the following areas:

  • Designing software for critical applications. Particularly designing for high availability, scale and resilience.
  • Using software design paradigms, specifically Micro Services, Distributed Systems, Hexagonal Architecture and Big Data Platforms.
  • Articulating complex designs to both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Translating business outcomes into technical approaches.
  • Influencing business and technical stakeholders to convey approaches and suggest ideas.
  • Building productive working relationships with technical stakeholders
  • Creating high-level architectural roadmaps
  • Translating theoretical concepts into real world designs
  • Practicing high quality engineering practices such as TDD, Pair programming, strong encapsulation, DevOps techniques and SOLID principles.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems
  • Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of data
  • Experience Working with Agile teams using SCRUM or Kanban


In return you will receive:

  • A salary of between £80k - £90k
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% employer contribution)
  • 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements.)

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