Senior Solutions Architect

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  • Permanent
  • £110,000 - £115,000 (GBP)
  • Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • ASAP

Senior Solutions Architect

Description

Senior Solutions Architect

 

Must have strong skills in AWS and Micro-Services

 

Responsible for

  • Defining and delivering a solutions architecture that supports the creation of a payments processing platform to support customers in South America based on a mix of existing capabilities and new cloud hosting and technologies.
  • Ensuring the use of established best practices and patterns, defining standards and guidelines for delivery teams. Assessing and recommending emerging practices and technology as part of the Architecture & Design group.
  • Supporting and enabling teams in defining and choosing appropriate technology, patterns and approaches, upskilling teams to take decisions independently.

Key result areas

  • Architectural designs encompassing the target solutions architecture and intermediate states
  • Application architecture delivered against requirements for security, scalability, performance and availability
  • Drives quality through adoption of standards and best practice
  • Cultivates close working relationships with engineering & wider technology group
  • Leads architecture & design reviews throughout the Development lifecycle.
  • Drives and supports innovation, challenges the status quo
  • Supports product management, defining and refining solutions architecture to support new product capabilities
  • Development teams upskilled to take on design decisions

Technical

Significant commercial experience of

  • Solutions architecture with an emphasis on application systems
  • Creating architectural blueprints and designs, through collaboration with business owners and other architects
  • AWS infrastructure and services
  • Supporting engineering teams
  • Design practices and modelling
  • DevOps culture and practices
  • OO analysis & design
  • Agile practices

Experience of the following would be highly beneficial:

  • Banking or payment systems

 

Behavioural

Strategist – can define and document strategies

Influencer – can articulate and challenge ideas to get the best outcome for the business

Collaborator – can articulate and gain consensus for new concepts and technology changes

Coach & manager – can support and direct architects in day to day and career development

Decision maker – can weigh up complex options to reach the right decision

Well organized – able to plan own work and track progress against a plan.

Strong communicator – able to articulate complex ideas to technical and non-technical people alike

Skills

IT Infrastructure Products
Amazon AWS
Software Development
Microservices

Industry Experience

FinTech & Payments Provider