• Location: England, Cheshire, Knutsford
  • Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 15-20% Bonus, 10% Pension
  • Technology: AWS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 12th Mar, 2019
  • Reference: LH5928


One of the leading banks globally are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Solutions Architect to be based out of their Cheshire HQ, working across a range of business areas to help guide and drive a company-wide Cloud transformation.

This role will sit in a globally distributed team, focusing on a range of strategic and hands on responsibilities. You will be given a large amount of creative control and autonomy, working with senior stakeholders to help shape the technical vision and guide both technical and non-technical stakeholders through their architectural roadmap. This role is a key hire for them this year and is a fantastic opportunity for you to legitimately deliver technical change within an enterprise environment.

In terms of core duties and responsibilities, rather than simply copying and pasting the JD, I thought I would pick out a couple of areas - see below:

E2E Architecture Experience - The core focus of this role will be providing E2E Architecture for a range of Enterprise-scale solutions. You will essentially be leading a team of around 5 Solutions Architects, designing and delivering solutions for their customer contact channels including telephony, webchat, video and supporting services. They are currently in the midst of moving from SOA to a Microservices-based model so exposure to either is required. Any certifications (e.g. TOGAF) would also be desirable.

Cloud Experience - Despite my active dislike of the phrase, this organisation are on something of a 'cloud journey' so proven experience migrating on-premise applications to the cloud is a given. Ideally, experience with AWS would be the preference but if your background is Azure then by all means apply!

Software Development Background - Due to the focus on application development and application architecture, any applicants must demonstrate a proven background in software development. The organisation have a diverse technical estate (Java, Spring Boot, iOS, Android, C#, REST API's, JavaScript) and the nature of the development experience is therefore flexible... i.e. if you've previously coded, apply!

Stakeholder Management - Proven stakeholder management experience is crucial and a key requirement when applying for this role. You should be a strong communicator, able to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, acting as that conduit between IT and the wider business.

Leadership & Management - Whilst not being a management role in the same vein as a Development Manager or Project Manager, your role will still involve a large element of leadership so basic management skills would be useful. If you've led software development teams in the past then that is even better!

But in my personal opinion, what they are truly looking for are passionate technologists with a genuine drive to succeed - cliche I know, but you get my drift.

So if this advert hasn't hurt your eyes and you are keen to learn a bit more about this specific opportunity then I would be happy to set up a follow up chat - I can be contacted by the following means:

Mobile: 07943721308

Office Line: 0191 338 7540

Email: l.haghighat@frgconsulting.com

LinkedIn: 'Liam Haghighat'

Anything discussed will remain completely confidential and fully compliant with GDPR.

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