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Lead Architect




Lead Architect- Domain, Resilience, E2E Architecture, Platform Development, Java, APIs, Lambda, Scala, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning, TOGAF- Permanent- Cheshire

I am working with forward thinking organization who are looking for a Lead Architect to join the team as they enter a phase of enterprise architecture development to support the development of the technical portfolio to ensure excellent customer accessibility to products and services as the overall organization expands. As a Lead Architect, you will be expected to support the development of the architecture estate across all areas in the business, providing technical supervision to production engineers and leading high level overview strategy looking at how multiple systems across disaster recovery, business continuity planning and scalability will feed into new initiatives, such as big data.

This role is suitable for candidates with existing architecture and strategic experience, who are looking to take on a broad, long term project which will shape the future of the organization.


  • Educated to at least Bachelor's Degree level in a relevant subject including computer science, software engineering, maths, physics or similar, or equivalent qualification(s)
  • At 7-10 years experience in a Lead Architect role, or heavily architecture focused role with demonstrable base skills
  • Candidates with experience from a financial services, multimedia, retail or other complex environments preferred
  • Strong skills with Java 8, streaming APIs and Lambda expressions
  • Previous experience of delivering end to end solutions architecture in core platform services, resilience, scalability or similar business areas
  • Solid understanding of Service Oriented Architectures, with certifications such as TOGAF or BCS
  • Abilities to influence technical strategy through strong stakeholder management skills
  • Leadership abilities and the capability to influence high level designs and enterprise architecture
  • The ability to take ownership of high value projects


  • Provide strategic leadership for high level overview for how the technical portfolio needs to be developed moving forward
  • Give oversight into how resilient solutions need to be delivered in line with overall organizational aims, to give strengthened disaster recovery and business continuity planning measures
  • Work closely with product teams across the business portfolio and guide the development and delivery of platforms to specific business areas on an end to end management basis
  • Use Service Oriented Architecture and web based architecture solutions, including Java 8, streaming APIs and Lambda expressions, in conjunction with other technical teams to ensure premium user experience
  • Influence senior level stakeholders, providing subject matter expertise into the necessity for resilient solutions, necessary developments and investments, and manage key relationships to achieve stakeholder buy in

Lead Architect- Domain, Resilience, E2E Architecture, Platform Development, Java, APIs, Lambda, Scala, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning, TOGAF- Permanent- Cheshire

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