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Software/Technical Architect

Job Title Technical/Software Architect

Department Professional Services

Reporting to Head of Defence and Security

Primary Description of the Position

We are looking for a  technical/software architect to provide technical leadership and architectural design in the delivery of our Scout® platform to commercial and government customers. A good base knowledge of cloud architecture frameworks e.g. AWS Well-Architected Framework as well as a thorough understanding of general architecture frameworks such as TOGAF is highly desirable.

This role is about understanding  requirements, providing advice, managing risks and delivering the right technology results. It can involve working closely with business decision makers, architects, business analysts, project teams and others. This is all about communication. You will be able to translate technical concepts relating to software engineering, delivery management and service management so they are understood by business users. You will be able to  produce a strategy for technology that meets business needs. You will be able to create, refine and challenge patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements.

Our Scout® platform makes extensive use of some non-mainstream technologies such as Apache Kafka, Arango DB Document and Graph databases, Docker Swarm/Kubernetes and JBoss Thorntail. Any exposure or experience with these technologies would be welcome as would any knowledge of Java Enterprise Edition.

As a member of our Professional Services department, you will be given the opportunity to grow your skills and the support to help deliver our products to market. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Defence and Security team and will be instrumental in further delivering our products into HMG Government and commercial sectors.

Main Responsibilities of the Position

  • Communication between all stakeholders, providing expert technical advice and consultancy
  • Contribute to the requirements, architecture and specification of customer software solutions
  • Own the technical solution, provide an end to end assurance that satisfies business needs
  • Participate in project design life cycle: reviews, evaluation of proposals, test and acceptance activities.
  • Demonstrate a holistic awareness of the solution: identify potential wider opportunities in delivery/integration and mitigate identified wider issues.
  • Develop close relationship with the customer and software teams to influence the solution to meet the business needs.
  • Review/Assurance of software team output
  • Governance of technical delivery

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Expertise in AWS and its relevant build, deployment, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments
  • Confident communicator and ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders up to C-level
  • Experience leading delivery of complex technology projects (bid, design, development, test, integration, acceptance)
  • Experience in capability development with associated security accreditation

Desirable

  • Experience of analytics implementations on the AWS Cloud platform
  • Experience of delivering complex software projects to UK government organisations
  • Experience of solution architecture and delivery with associated security accreditation in secure environments

Synalogik is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organisation, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, redundancy, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.  Synalogik makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

You must be a British Citizen and been resident in the UK for the last 5 years, and willing to undergo SC Clearance.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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