Cloud Computing (master)
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Software Architecture (master)
For our client, a dynamically developing software house from Great Britain, we are looking for a Principal Architect .
Main purpose of role :
Principal Architect provides strong technical leadership and advocates the effective use of technology to solve complex and varied business problems.
Actively evangelises technical ability and solutions internally and externally. Drives the future growth of our client by identifying innovative technical solutions to business problems and by developing the clinet technical capability.
Leads clients and delivery teams to create solution strategies from scratch. Drives innovation personally and through Solution Architects.
Devises and costs large solutions from scratch, managing risk and appreciating commercial and environmental factors. Responsible for defining and governing technical direction and strategy.
Maintains an industry-leading knowledge of technology, disseminates this knowledge at all levels, and seeks opportunities to deploy new technologies.
Responsible for establishing and enforcing discipline and quality, achieving targeted programme and project profitability and appropriately reporting all project variables.
Minimum requirements :
An exemplary and inspiring technology leader, able to deliver using a variety of methodologies, particularly Agile.
Able to drive large-scale Agile transformation in organisations.
Able to shape large-scale technical direction while appreciating detail and inspiring the people who deliver projects.
Able to produce and review estimates, ensuring that they represent a deliverable and commercially-viable solution.
Experience in technically leading programmes of work, making all the significant decisions that affect technology choices and solution strategy.
Capable of providing technical thought leadership and guidance to clients.
Leads standard-setting and architecture. Ensures successful evolution and adherence to these within a project.
Able to devise and cost viable, winning solutions for sales proposals, including excellent negotiation and selling skills.
A thought leader, who is able to provide valuable advice and guidance to clients and to manage relationships with clients and 3rd party suppliers.
Excellent understanding of solutions deployment and operation as well as functionality.
Excellent communicator, able to explain, persuade and justify decisions and concepts to people at all levels.
Excellence in three or more architectures and / or technologies having successfully applied them in a commercial environment.
Competent in security, performance tuning, capacity planning, resilience and availability across heterogeneous architectures.
Ability to motivate and inspire senior technical staff. Proven ability to attract and retain the best people.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Ability to balance project demands with those of the wider organisation.
Strong ability to make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of technical and commercial demands.
Well-known in the industry; participates in community activity, for example, speaking at conferences or contributing to open source projects.
Broad business & technology experience and a thorough awareness of evolving technology trends and their potential impact on current & future business applications.
Confident dealing with C-level executives and industry-leading architects and consultants
Complies, and ensures team members comply, with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and / or agreements and ensures the security of information at all times.
Nice to have :
Strong skills in the latest technologies.
Able to act as an excellent programmer, performing reviews of critical code and assisting with the evolution of architecture.
Has spent significant time working away from home base and / or on a client site.
Able to confidently deal with the media.
Personal attributes :
Constructive, professional, credible and can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
Excellent at managing personal time and priorities.
Politically astute, with excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Creative, articulate, enthusiastic, responsible, logical, and thorough.
A good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances.
Pragmatic, tolerant of ambiguity, able to find a way through difficult situations when others cannot.
Capable of working at an abstract level.
Mature, non-confrontational style.
An effective mentor and teacher.
Highly flexible (including willingness to work away from home base).
Visionary and entrepreneurial, with a positive "can do" attitude towards addressing the technical challenges.
What we offer :
Company share scheme plan.
Private medical insurance at Medicover.
Group life insurance.
Reimbursement of the costs of purchasing a chair and desk to be used in the home office.
Access to Pluralsight online training.
Core hours (starting work between 8 am and 10 am).