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Solutions Architect

Synetec was founded in 2009 as a custom software development company designing and delivering bespoke technology solutions.

Since then, and with a great deal of guts and momentum, we now have key clients in finance, professional services and local government, and are proud to call ourselves industry leaders.

Since we’re completely owned by our management team and co-founders, we’re taking the company forward in an organic and responsible fashion! Our clients’ needs change as the economic environment does and we respond with up-to-date leading technology, whilst making sure our focus always remains on the basics – quality and efficiency.

As a Solutions Architect you will act as the design authority for a clients’ software system/s. You will lead and drive the software design process. This includes Scope of customer solutions, supporting Sales and Product Owners on technical requirements during the pre-sales lifecycle, Technical Authority on complex technical project delivery for customers, Lead design / architecture workshops, working with wider project teams to implement solutions. This is a HANDS-ON role, so you must be able to design & build solutions.

Responsibilities

Overall responsibility for the high-level architecture of Software systems

Create roadmap plans for step by step transition from legacy to modern architecture, breaking it down into smaller pieces of work/ phases.

Fully understand system requirements – Working with stakeholders, Product Owners and Business Analysts

Documenting your designs for communication to other team members

Ability to speak to clients on business requirements and translate to technical tasks for implementation by the engineering team.

Manage stakeholder understanding and expectation regarding system design; confirming functionality meets requirements

Ensuring non-functional requirements are met

Liaising with the development team(s) to ensure the correct implementation

Assisting with Pre-Sales including engaging with customers and crafting solutions to win customer business and taking responsibility for estimations that balance commercial aspect with value to the customer. You may also have to provide a technical review of current environment – Gap analysis

Influential in Product Development

Commercial experience of architecting and documenting medium to complex solutions through to delivery

Technical leadership that includes Mentoring Senior Developers to create more solution architects and to help manage and guide the architecture choices.

Requirements

Technical Skills

3+ Years previous professional experience designing systems, either as a Tech Lead or Solutions Architect

Working knowledge of IaaS/PaaS Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) Building and deploying into Azure Landing Zones

Experience of Web Application, infrastructure design and implementation.

Experience of transformation of legacy systems to cloud-native architecture

The ability to estimate on the build/re-architecting of an existing system

Experience of Containerisation and Micro-services

Able to design and build core Azure Services (Compute, Storage, Network, Application Migrations)

Azure IaaS/PaaS Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) Building and deploying into Azure Landing Zones

Past experience setting up build pipelines, automated deployments, etc. with Gitlab CI or Azure CI/CD tools

An Azure certification – Solution Architecture certification or the Azure developer certification would be beneficial

Leadership Skills

Confident in your ability to deliver

Experience in describing architectures diagrammatically, either formally or informally

Proven ability to define, improve and promote technical best practices across the business

Understanding of best practices for software architecture

Experience working in an agile development environment

Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts and decisions to non-technical stakeholders and a positive and approachable manner with your team so that you can communicate your ideas soundly and collaboratively.

Benefits

Salary: £75,000 to £85,000, depending on experience.

Flexible working hours and a combination of fully remote or a hybrid of remote/onsite.

Up-skilling/training opportunities

Private healthcare after qualifying period

Generous leave allowance of 23 days as well as all working days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Culture of inclusivity

Great location in London near London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo stations. Remote working during COVID restrictions.

Starting ASAP, but we’ll wait for up to 3 months for the right person

All candidates who are based in the UK will need to demonstrate status to work indefinitely within the UK.

Posted: September 2021