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Position or Job Title Senior Application Architect
Company CV-Library Ltd
Recruiter Reference itjobspost/208712068
Position Location (City) Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne &am
County/Area Tyne & Wear
Country United Kingdom
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Our client are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Operating in 34 countries and with over 14,000 employees they now seek a senior Application Architect to help shape and transform the division My client are changing the way they work and the products and services they provide their customers and clients by leveraging the latest advances in digital technology: not only in engineering but also in machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics and visualisations and large-scale data capture and data management. In designing and developing new digital solutions they are applying best practices and seeking to rapidly professionalise data engineering and software development practice that is required to develop their data driven business models. The Digital Technology Group is looking to expand its capability by hiring a Senior Applications Architect to ensure that applications are designed and developed within a coherent digital services architecture and technology framework. The applications they are developing have web and mobile clients, incorporate advanced visualisation and analytic technologies, leverage the latest in ML/AI and are delivered globally from the cloud. They are looking for an individual with an Applications Solution Architecture background, excellent cloud native and microservice development experience as well as familiarity with a broad range of software from LAMP to Hadoop, from Postgres to Cosmos and from MSFT Cognitive Services to TensorFlow, and who can also demonstrate strong customer & stakeholder facing skills and experience. The role will be based in a small but rapidly growing team of architects, developers, data engineers and data scientists, and visualisation and UX practitioners. The tools, practices, and culture we put in place are having an impact across the company, globally. Requirements and skills Proven applications architecture experience that includes cloud native and mobile products and services delivered commercially. A talent for and demonstrable experience in designing effective, resilient, high performance, distributed system architectures/platforms and with serverless architectures. Demonstrable experience of enterprise-grade software engineering, preferably in data intensive environments Experience with a wide range of development software: front-end (Angular, React, Node.js etc), database (SQL/NoSQL), middleware, mobile etc. Expert, demonstrable experience in cloud computing platforms, preferably AWS Experience of developing continuous integration/deployment workflows and tools, and supporting others in using these A track record in software engineering best practice and in helping others to adopt these. Extensive experience with agile methodologies, test-driven development Excellent planning, coordination and communication skills: verbal and written. Ability to explain highly technical concepts to a non-technical audience. Desirable skills and knowledge: * Experience of big data analytics frameworks (e.g. YARN, Hadoop, Spark), message queuing frameworks (e.g. Kafka), and distributed databases (e.g. Cassandra, ElasticSearch) * Built environment and/or engineering experience, or at least a strong interest and desire to create market leading propositions for this market. * Input to bids, tenders, and conditions of engagement, and control significant investment spend in the bid/tendering process. * Commercial management skills in administering project controls change process and financial forecasting on a monthly basis. * Experience with TOGAF and Service Design methodologies. * Experience in Open Innovation / Open Source development. Role * As a member of the Digital Development leadership team (reporting to the Digital Development Director), you will be working collaboratively with colleagues in in the Digital teams and businesses, with their clients and within Digital Technology. * You will bring creativity, technical knowledge and architectural experience that will support the design development of new products and services, as well as reviewing and improving the architecture of existing applications, as needed. * In particular, you will help support the design and development of key platforms that they are developing to be deployed and customized across the business sectors as a core part of our Digital vision. * They are in the process of developing prototypes for these platforms (code, algorithms and visualisation tools), you will expedite both the technical development, global scaleability and how we take these services and products to market. Your core responsibilities and objectives in this role will be to: * Works closely with Product Owners and Product Managers to understand customer & client requirements and design solutions for new and existing digital products and services. * Review and advise on technical solutions proposed by the development teams to ensure they are most appropriate solution for the product. * Establish architecture for the businesses applications and platforms, including investigation and selection of supply chain options, working collaboratively with the wider Digital Architecture group and actively participating in the Architecture Technical Design Authority. * Develop technical interfaces for ecosystem development and data partnerships. Curate API’s and microservices. * In collaboration with Product Managers, Technical Leads and Data Analysts, provide input to development initiatives with respect to scale, complexity, time and cost to develop and provide cost and time forecast for business models * Provide technical leadership to the global development community. Maintain knowledge of technology developments in the field and ensure Athe business keeps up to date in its use of tools and software solutions * Introduce key capabilities including: global availability and multi-jurisdiction data residency, platform multi-tenancy, API management and use of microservices * Demonstrate and lead the uptake of best practices in software development, including agile methods, test-driven development, CI/CD * Develop DevOps environment and liaise with Digital Technology Group to align with corporate technology strategy

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