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Solution Architect

  • Salary: £500 - £535 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 10/01/2018
  • Job reference: J377510A

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Role: Solution Architect

Location: Livingston

Contract length: 3-6 months

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

The Solution Architect will have systems architecture responsibility for a number of development projects, ensuring solution designs are delivered to a high standard and align with the Sky Technology strategy

Key Responsibilities:

You will be accountable for the definition of solution designs which balance the needs of the business with the evolution of the technical landscape by:

Creating and delivering innovative end-to-end solution designs that meet the requirements of the sponsor while maintaining the overall integrity of the Technology systems estate.

Assisting delivery teams in aligning to the overall solution architecture and adjusting the architecture as needed in the face of changes to requirements through to product launch.

Working with delivery teams in developing solutions that are secure, highly responsive, scalable, highly available, and resilient in the face of failure of dependent components and systems.

Ensuring solution designs align with prevailing Technology strategy, and the relevant technology and corporate policies (such as security, data management and retention, PCI, etc.).

Ensuring Architecture Repository and associated artefacts are accurate.

The main focus of your work will be in support of the Customer Manager Platform application components and the integration of those components with the other Sky Technology capabilities.

Technical Leadership:

Providing expertise on open source tools and systems.

Identifying the key technologies, components and practices that deliver value to Sky.

Delivering strategic technologies and best practices to help spread acceptance within the delivery teams.

Supporting the definition of guidelines for architecture and solutions design within the department and helping projects to deliver within those guidelines.

Participating as subject matter expert on internal working groups and forums as requested; and also representing Sky in technology, standards and professional forums as appropriate.

Maintaining your own personal skills and knowledge in the field of software architecture and design.

Key skills:

  • Previous experience working on an Oracle based product
  • Previous experience working on applications
  • Java and JavaScript knowledge
  • Proven experience working on large scale solutions
  • POGAF and UML

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

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