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Technical Architect - Senior Consultant

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Technical Architect - Senior Consultant

Team: Technical Architecture
Location: Hybrid - Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London
Commitment: Permanent - Employee
Ready for a new challenge? 
 
Are you looking for work that makes a difference? Do you want to work with people who learn and grow together?  
 
If so, Opencast could be the place for you. We’re a fast-growing tech consultancy that creates user-centred solutions for our clients in government and business. We work to make life better through the power of people and technology. 
 
The role 
 
You’ll use your experience of implementing software architecture patterns and approaches to define detailed designs of large enterprise-scale applications to meet our clients’ business outcomes. 
 
You’ll represent your solutions through architecture governance and contribute to the evolution of the assurance processes. 
 
You’ll confidently lead delivery teams in realising the design with your expertise and guidance.  

Essential experience  
 
You don’t need to have had the job title of technical architect before – but we will want you to demonstrate experience of technical architecture. 
 
In your CV and at interview, we’ll ask you to show how you:  

build strong relationships with both business and technical stakeholders to provide technical direction and build consensus for your technical designs 
develop and implement technical designs for modern enterprise-scale applications, utilising or defining effective patterns and technologies 
identify and adhere to system qualities (non-functional requirements) 
have an excellent working knowledge of software development, programming languages, modelling languages and methodologies, knowing how to apply them 
evaluate and introduce innovative new patterns, approaches and technologies into project teams 
coach and mentor fellow team members. 

As well as technical architecture skills, there are essential core skills you’ll need to be a great consultant.  
 
If selected for interview, we’ll ask you to show that you: 

can break down architectures into implemented components, utilising effective patterns and technologies that deliver business outcomes and address stakeholder needs 
take a methodical and considered approach to solving problems 
take a collaborative and consultative approach to leading and guiding teams 
keep up to date with new and emerging technology trends and their practical application. 
 
At the interview, we’ll ask you to describe how you approach architecture, deliver business outcomes and engage stakeholders. If you’re successful in your first interview, we’ll ask you back to present a proposal from a case study and problem statement. 

Desirable experience 
 
Some areas of experience are not essential but relevant to the role: 

Experience with architecture frameworks (eg TOGAF, Zachman, Open Agile Architecture) 

If you have this experience, please show it on your CV and we can talk about it in the interview. If you don’t have this experience please do still apply, as we can coach you in these areas if you join us. 
 
Salary 
 
Salary range: £65,000-£85,000 
What our offer includes 
 
A competitive pension, health cash plan, share options and discretionary bonus. 
Flexible hours and 25 days' holiday. Generous training budget. 
People to support you every step of the way. 
 
Where you’ll work 
 
Your working time at Opencast will be split between multiple locations, including from our HQ and hub locations, or home. Travel is part of life at Opencast, and takes in account requirements of your work, and your team.
 
We include you 
 
We welcome candidates from all identities, attributes, ways of thinking and backgrounds to thrive in a career at Opencast. Our aim is for the diversity of our people to be reflected in the solutions we deliver, to help create a fairer society for all.   
 
Interview 
 
Job interviews are on Microsoft Teams. We’ll make any adjustments to help you.  
  
Want to know more?  
 
Visit our website or email careers@opencastsoftware.com. 
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