Lead Architect


Posted: 19/10/2016


A Lead architect is required for a world leading organisation to help drive the development of actionable architecture, technology strategies and technology solutions & patterns for individual business units.

As the Lead Architect you will facilitate implementation of architecture, in line with agreed standards, policies and design patterns as well as partnering with the wider operations and technology community to deliver technology solutions, patterns and code-level blueprints.

In this role you will need to see what's around the corner before it arrives so the research of relevant technologies and the ability to demonstrate their benefits by developing proof of concepts where necessary. Providing thought leadership and technological innovation needs to be a passion.

As the Lead Architect you will Provide stewardship at critical junctures during implementation, ensure preservation of design intent in code and lead architectural code reviews.

As with most lead roles you will be expected to have excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills and be able to understand the needs and challenges of stakeholders involved in projects, and negotiate a satisfactory resolution to issues surrounding technology investment decisions and design direction.

To be successful in this role you will need as much of the following experience as possible:

5-10 years of experience across one or more of the core disciplines - Software, Database, Systems, Network Engineering etc

Working knowledge of core concepts in Distributed Systems design, CAP theorem & corollaries.

Enterprise Integration Patterns, EDA/SOA 2.0, Microservices-based architectures and Domain-Driven Design

Strong grounding either in enterprise-level software engineering (Java, C++, Scala), or in-depth, knowledge of Database and OS internals as core technical competency

Understanding of key considerations in secure systems & software design, Resilience and High-Availability patterns for mission-critical applications, including multi-data-centre deployments

Experience driving and delivering architectural change in medium to large enterprises

This advert is just a snapshot of this position so for information on this role a detailed job specification and a confidential discussion around the CV and your career apply now!

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