Lead Architect

£65000 - £90000 per annum Benefits



Lead Architect – APIs / Micro Services / AWS / Cloud

I am currently looking for a Lead Architect for a client based in Sheffield who are going through a huge digital transformation! As such my client is looking for a Lead Architect to drive their approach to API Design, consumption and management across the business and engage closely with relevant API development practices whilst working alongside digital engineers.

As the Lead Architect you will assist in the definition of requirements and shape the approach and outcomes for the solution design process. You will be responsible for driving and development the API strategy ensuring this meets the required high standards expected across the business.

These are vital positions with responsibility of unifying various streams of technology transformation and a focus on improving the end to end customer experience across numerous channels.


  • Influence, manage and contribute to the production of and governing of the companies API service offerings acting as the liaison between the all stakeholders responsible for delivery of Digital solutions.
  • Knowledge of cloud providers, what technologies they provide, and the use cases they serve. Deep knowledge of Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services certification will be a significant advantage.
  • Expert level knowledge of common enterprise integration platforms such as Mulesoft or other comparable ESB technologies
  • Experience DevOps ways of working, CI/CD pipelines and typical enterprise tools used, e.g. Github, AppScan etc.
  • Articulate and manage architectural risks and issues and implement light touch and effective architecture governance based on industry standard agile methods, e.g. SAFE.


  • Prior experience in a Lead Architecture role or similar senior engineering / or product design role
  • REST API Design (RAML) and SOAP Services, design standards and principles for both internal and external API production
  • Web design concepts (CSS, HTML, Responsive/Adaptive design, etc)
  • Software architectures (Java, JEE, Servlet, JSP, JSF, etc)
  • Integration architectures (WebSphere, web services, web apis, WS*, REST, JSON, etc)
  • Micro Services Architecture
  • Agile Development methods
  • DevOps tooling & collaboration tools
  • Amazon Web Services (Certified Architect advantageous)
  • MuleSoft API Gateway, in addition knowledge of other traditional messaging / integration technologies, e.g. IBM

If the role is of interest please submit your CV in the first instance.

Lead Architect – APIs / Micro Services / AWS / Cloud

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