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Technical Solutions Architect

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

WHO ARE WE?

15ten15 are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading software development company based in Wakefield for a Technical Solutions Architect.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

**HOME-WORKING role** (will require travel to clients when needed)
Technical
  • Responsibility for the overall technical direction of the project and the product whereas the development team are responsible at the component-level.
  • Analyse and consult on the client and product functional and non-functional requirements ensuring they include, amongst others, concerns like performance, scalability, compatibility, internationalisation, accessibility, branding, security, auditing, diagnostics & logging, failover, and disaster recovery.
  • Undertake research, so he/she finds any third-party solutions and technologies in general that are most appropriate and proposes how to integrate them.
  • Responsibility for the quality and effectiveness of code is shared by the whole team.
  • Evangelising and promoting good practises (SOLID, KISS, DRY), giving advice and guidance in doing regular development tasks.
  • Stay close to the development team, allowing him/her to validate how well the proposed design materialises in code.
Teamwork
  • Must ensure the development team is able to take over the proposed solution, develop it and feel and act as if they own it.
  • The architect will need to work on two fronts:
    • On obvious aspects such as code review, daily coaching or a team’s involvement in the application design process,
    • On aligning the solution to the skills and profile of a team (and vice versa in collaboration with the Head of Development) – this applies both to the technology stack as well as to development tools.
Customer relationships
  • Act as the main interface and principle consultant from 365 Response’s technical department to the clients, their technical, and internal commercial teams.
  • React quickly to emerging challenges.
  • Record and register entries in decision logs, technical debt logs, risk & assumptions lists, or product backlogs etc.
Delivery
  • Know the release plan and make certain that the technical vision fits it, and all related actions (e.g. release support) and deliveries (creating packages, writing deployment scripts) are on a project backlog and prioritised appropriately.
  • Take care of operational and technology aspects
  • Collaborates with the PM, AM, Implementation, Testing, and Release team members and managers, and other stakeholders for the successful delivery of products and solutions.
Organisational
  • Responsible for the company’s technical competences by looking for new technologies and techniques.
  • Define an internal development infrastructure and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Building and integrating information systems to meet the company’s needs.
  • Assessing the systems architecture currently in place and working with technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it.
  • Resolving technical problems as they arise.
  • Providing supervision and guidance to development teams in collaboration with the Head of Development on an as and when needed basis.
  • Continually researching the current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where appropriate.
  • Informing various stakeholders about any problems with the current technical solutions being implemented.
  • Assessing the business impact that certain technical choices have. 
  • Providing updates to stakeholders on product development processes, costs, and budgets.
  • Ensuring that products and solutions satisfy quality standards and procedures
  • Working with the commercial and marketing teams on planning for future client and product requirements from a technical perspective

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 years of experience related commercially focused software solutions and technical architecture roles
  • Proven experience in engineering and software architecture design.
  • Previous project management experience is advantageous.
  • Sound knowledge of various operating systems, cloud platforms, and databases.
  • Efficient communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail regarding
  • Ability to work under indirect supervision
  • Broad understanding of information technology topics
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and time spent outside of comfort zone acquiring new skills
  • Flexible in a fast-paced dynamic environment with shifting roles and responsibilities
  • Technically creative and open-minded
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the complexities of technical programs to a non-technical audience

Technical Skills

Essential: (Hands on to a high standard for prototyping etc)

  •  C#.NET, HTML, CSS, JQuery
  • MVC 5
  • MS SQL Server
  • NHibernate
  • Entity Framework
  • RESTful API experience
  • Xamarin Forms experience (Android & IOS Apps)
  • Typescript & JavaScript experience
  • Google Material Design
  • Accessibility Standards
  • UI/UX design abilities using latest technologies
  • Azure
  • Data Controls
  • Report Visualisation tools and techniques
Desirable
  • DevExpress MVC Components   
  • Google Maps API Integrations                                                                    
  • AngularJS 1.7                                                                                     
  • .Net Core                                         
  • Third-party integration techniques                        
  • Unit Tests
  • UML

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