A world renowned company are looking for a Solutions Architect to join their growing team. The company have offices around the world and have grown year on year for a sustained period. The architecture team is still in its infancy so it is a superb chance to come in and help set the standards on how they should approach projects.
They need someone who has experience of mapping out projects and setting design standards. A lot of the work will be greenfield so some experience in that environment would be helpful. The ideal candidate will come from a software development background, particularly from Java. If you were a software developer (Java) turned architect that is perfect but they will look at architects who weren't but have since worked in software development environments.
They have recently started using cloud technologies so it would give you a real edge if you have that type of experience. They are also working on multiple mobile application projects so again if you have come from mobile development or been an architect in that environment that would be very relevant.
The key skills for this position are not just technical. You need to be able to push back on people when you don't agree with them and manage the expectation and relationship of stakeholders. This will be a defining factor on getting the job. Any managerial experience is also great as they will want you to be involved in mentoring and building teams in the future.
This is a great role with a fantastic company where you will be faced with many challengers and be able to use many of the skills you have developed so far as well as learning new ones. It's a great time to be joining the architecture team when it is right at the start but without the risk element as they're a wealthy company. It is a great chance to put your stamp on projects and also have a chance to do some travelling as they have multiple offices around the world!