Solution Architect

  • Location:

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Job ref:

    BBBH125563_1597857310

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Role: Solution Architect
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Remote / Osterley
Duration: 3 months

Fancy working with the Europe's leading Entertainment Company? We are looking for a Solution Architect to join our team in West London.

The client is a large entertainment organisation; they excite and inspire customers with leading innovations and technologies in the entertainment industry. They strive to be the best for customers and the people working for them. They are always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.

You will:

  • Design cohesive data system solutions from source to production, analytics & support and APIs. With business continuity (backup & restore, resiliency, high availability and disaster recovery), compliance (CDDR, RTBF etc) and security considered as standard
  • Ensure solutions designs are technically feasible and can deliver against business SLA's
  • Build and facilitate creation of reusable archetypes (e.g. acquisition, ingestion, streaming, flat file, intra-day, daily etc). Offering guidance on how the archetypes can be used and evolved based on use cases.
  • Designs efficient, cost effective solutions, across on-prem & cloud across the whole pipeline from source to production, analytics & support and APIs, undertaking capacity planning across all systems while generating "Total Cost of Ownership" forecasts with reconciliation between design versus actuals
  • Works with Tech Analyst and entire Squad to support best practices, ETL, and data pipeline development and architectural patterns
  • Leads on technology incubation capabilities, to support use cases and new technologies, working with Data Engineering, DevOps and Operations
  • Working with the squad to estimate cost of change (Gate 0, Gate 2 etc)

You'll have:

  • Seen as an expert within the technical components of the domains/products/journeys
  • Appreciation of full stack engineering with a passion for leading & mentoring teams
  • Experiences with code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous deployment, highly scalable applications, application security
  • Hands-on experience working with open-source analytical technologies like R/Python, Tensorflow and/or BI tools like Tableau/Power BI; Cloud analytics platform experience
  • Ability to phase the delivery of analytical solutions such that it can meet immediate needs, while building towards the long-term strategic solution
  • Understanding of holistic enterprise architecture and interplay of analytical components with enterprise foundational components (data architecture/governance, security, etc.)
  • Ability to effortlessly switch gears from summary view for leadership to hands-on discussion with practitioners
  • Background in programming skills in modern program languages across stack (e.g., Java, Node, Ruby, React, Angular, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of engineering best-practices, DevOps
  • Excellent in building scalable API microservices
  • Experience in Agile Development, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred
  • Understands relationship with Product Owner, Scrum Master, Design Lead and rest of technical team
  • Experience managing technical priorities within the Backlog
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organisation on complex technical decisions
  • Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximise the team's potential
  • High energy and passionate individual who inspires teammates to reach their maximum potential
  • Embraces a culture of trust, free thought, and complete transparency
  • Brave and rebellious, willing to challenge status quo
  • Ability to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable and effective workplace
  • 5 or more years demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in designing and developing complex, high-quality analytical solutions
  • 3 or more years in an Analytic Architecture role designing technology architectures, detailed workflows, best practices and governance guidelines

Please submit CVs today!

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