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Lead Technical Architect

Team: Architecture
Location: UK Wide
Commitment: Permanent
The role
We are looking for a dynamic, outcomes-focused lead technical architect to help design and deliver truly transformational changes for our clients. You’ll be a thought leader with strong technical skills and an agile mindset, passionate about solving problems to deliver business value. Adept at building and developing influential relationships with both business and technical stakeholders, you’ll lead technical architects and delivery teams in the design of systems and services across multiple initiatives, guiding, proposing, assuring and challenging technical decisions constructively in line with broader business and architectural strategies. Critically, you will use your excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence, adapting your style to your audience appropriately, to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical people to achieve consensus and alignment.

What you’ll do within our teams

  • Work with multiple projects or teams on problems and initiatives that require broad architectural thinking
  • Be responsible for leading the technical design of systems and services, communicating design decisions and rationale
  • Assure quality of other services and systems, making sure that technical solutions fit into broader strategy
  • Mentor colleagues and provide leadership to other architects
  • Work with the wider architecture community (enterprise architects, solution architects and technical architects) to drive common solutions and services
  • Be an ambassador for Opencast, and a trusted advisor to the client
  • You’ll suit this role if you:

  • have strong technical leadership skills and experience as a technical architect.
  • can expertly bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical, mediating between people and communicating with stakeholders at all levels to build consensus.
  • have the courage to think differently, ask questions and voice your opinion.
  • have a collaborative, consultative, open-minded approach.
  • can define and challenge strategies, patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements, and provide proactive advice and guidance for their definition across a client organisation.
  • can turn business problems into technical designs for high-risk/complexity/business impact scenarios.
  • understand the potential impact and application of the latest trends, practices and emerging technologies, using them to drive digital innovation.
  • seek out deeper underlying risks and opportunities, anticipating and responding to them before they occur.
  • have a strong background in defining and applying architecture and design governance, providing assurance across services designed by other technical architects.
  • have experience in designing user-centred solutions using microservices architectures (AWS).
  • have a good understanding of product management, agile principles, and development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban).
  • want to contribute to a growing architecture community.
  • Bonus nice-to-haves

  • JVM based programming languages and frameworks 
  • Web/MVC frameworks with templating 
  • Document based databases 
  • Distributed verson control systems 
  • Agile delivery and tracking tools 
  • Centralised logging and auditing events  
  • Application metrics, monitoring and alerting 
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