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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.
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.)