Senior Software Architect

Ref: ZR_6277_JOB  ·  Posted on 08 July 2021


Our client is a world-class engineering consultancy. They enable their clients to maximise the investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, they deliver technology-based Research and Development services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems.

Our client makes it their business to understand the clients' key issues to provide end-to-end tailored solutions.

With extensive experience in communications systems, electronic sensors, and information assurance and in both the civil and military domains, they understand the technical complexities of modern and future systems. The team of over 350 engineering consultants develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to protect what matters most to their clients.

Our client remains a British centre of excellence for world-class innovation and engineering.

Key responsibilities
  • Define and lead the architecture and delivery of large-scale software engineering projects
  • Work with the leadership team to define and develop the software capability within the business unit.
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to junior members of the team.
  • Oversee progress of multiple development teams ensuring best coding practices, providing assurance that software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
  • Support the Sales and Campaign functions to develop and foster client relationships and elaborate high level technical requirements
  • Represent our client and its technical solutions and capabilities toward client communities
  • Make recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Writing technical material for competitive bids
  • Complying with our clients’ policies and procedures
Skills & experience

Your broad technical, research and software development background will allow you to rapidly understand new systems and domains, and prototype systems based on your research.  As a Senior Software Architect, you will have a degree level qualification in a STEM subject, or you will have an education and level of experience which is comparable.

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience as a software architect and developer in multiple languages
  • Experience of cloud architecture in private cloud, and commercial cloud systems (such as AWS, Azure or GCP), and both traditional and cloud-native services.
  • Familiarity using Agile delivery methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Experience of working with in Business Development, and authoring complex bids.
  • Specialisms in Cloud Security, Infrastructure as Code, Data Science or AI/ML technologies (Desirable).
  • Certification in AWS or Azure(Desirable).
  • Product Owner experience in large Agile projects, with SAFe certification useful(Desirable).
  • Familiarity with systems engineering and enterprise architecture using TOGAF or MODAF(Desirable).
  • Information Security experience or accreditation (e.g. CISSP) (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of commercial and contractual frameworks (Desirable).
Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme
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