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Senior Technical Architect

Team: Architecture
Location: Hybrid
Commitment: Permanent
The Role

Are you someone that strives to design and deliver truly transformational change? Do you take a collaborative and agile approach with your technical teams? Are you a great communicator? Someone who can adapt their style for technical and non-technical stakeholders alike? If so, you could be who we're after. 

We’re looking for a senior technical architect that’s always outcome-focused. That solves complex problems and creates real business value. 


What you’ll do within our teams

  • Be responsible for the technical design of systems and services
  • Define strategy and provide technical assurance of new services 
  • Collaborate and find agreement with senior stakeholders
  • Identify problems and translate them into descriptions everyone can understand 
  • Mentor and coach junior colleagues
  • Work with the wider architecture community to drive common solutions and services
  • Be an ambassador for Opencast and a trusted advisor to clients
  • You’ll suit this role if you:

  • can interpret stakeholders needs and build agreement. 
  • think outside the box, ask questions and share your thoughts. 
  • have a collaborative, open-minded approach.
  • can guide and apply strategies, using patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements.
  • can turn complex business problems into technical designs in impactful scenarios. 
  • understand emerging trends, practices and technologies and how they impact your work. 
  • can spot underlying risks and opportunities, and respond to them before they happen. 
  • know how to define, develop and apply architecture and design governance. 
  • have experience of designing user-centred solutions using microservices architectures (AWS).  
  • have a good understanding of product management and agile 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 version control systems  
  • Agile delivery and tracking tools  
  • Centralised logging and auditing events   
  • Application metrics, monitoring and alerting. 
  • About Opencast 
    Opencast is an ambitious, successful, and growing technology consultancy. We pride ourselves in the qualities of our people. We're inclusive, creative, and collaborative. 
    It's an exciting time to join us on our journey as we grow and expand our services to help our clients tackle bigger, more complex challenges. We plan to treble the size of our team by 2025 — but we’re determined not to lose our unique culture. 
    What makes Opencast right for you? 
    You don’t have to tick every box to join us. We’re looking for those brave enough to ask the right questions and do the right thing. We value and empower our people, doing right by each other. We work flexibly and keep hierarchy to a minimum. 
    Inclusion at Opencast 
    Opencast is an equal opportunity employer and we’re committed to creating an environment where everyone thrives. We don’t discriminate based on age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. 
    If you’d like to be part of a team where your voice is heard and your involvement matters, please join us. We’re a better company because you’re with us. 
    Where you’ll work 
    At Opencast, we’re not remote-first – we’re hybrid. Our hybrid working model is about being in the right place at the right time to deliver your work, taking into account the requirements of your client and your team as well as your own. This could mean working at a client site, remotely at home or at one of our offices around the UK.
    Interview process 
    Interviews take place over Microsoft Teams. If that doesn’t work for you, we’ll do everything we can to support and make any necessary adjustments. We want to ensure everyone has the best possible interview experience. 
    Applicants from overseas 
    We accept applicants from overseas but once you’re appointed you need to work in the UK. 

    Want to find out more? 
    Visit our website to find out more about us, our work and the benefits of joining us. 

    If you’d like to talk directly about this role with the people leading our services, visit the Contact section of the website. We’re keen to chat. 
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