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Senior Technical Architect

Team: Architecture
Location: UK Wide
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. 
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