Solution Architect Thursday 16 September 2021 - Edinburgh/Midlothian

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As a solutions architect you will work with the business & technical teams to produce a design based on business requirements with a responsibility for the overall technical vision of the product. You will possess a keen mind for solving tough problems with the ideal solution, partnering effectively with various team members along the way. You will be personable, efficient, flexible and communicative, possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity, and have a passion and love for what you do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Solution architect is responsible for understanding business requirements and using these to produce a solution design including selection of technology where necessary
  • The solution architect will also align to the non-functional requirements
  • The solution architect will work closely with the product management function to define features as part of the product roadmap, including facilitating in estimation & sprint refinement sessions
  • The solution architect will work closely with the development team to ensure that the development work aligns to the design including involvement in sprint reviews
  • The solution architect will work closely with the testing team to ensure test cases & scenario’s adhere to business requirements
  • The solution architect will work closely with the DevOps team to ensure infrastructure or environment’s are suitable for the delivery of the product
  • Resolving technical problems as they arise, including development lifecyle & production incidents
  • Continually researching current & emerging technologies & proposing changes where necessary
  • Communicating designs to the development teams & also being able to simply communicate the designs with the business

Experience:

  • At least 8 years of working in software development or product delivery projects
  • Experience working in and advocating for agile environments
  • Experience working within AWS and with it’s managed products
  • Good experience working with automation tooling (Terraform, Ansible, etc)
  • Good experience with containers (Docker, Compose, ECS, Kubernetes)
  • Good experience with various managed and self-hosted CI/CD tooling (Jenkins or similar)
  • Familiar with software security best practices
  • TOGAF Qualification (Or similar)
  • Understanding or experience of Java & Angular coding languages
  • Sound knowledge of various operating systems and databases

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deep analytical experience
  • Collaborative working
  • Influencing & negotiation skills