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  • Salary: £700 - £800 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 10/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379734A

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The work location is in LEEDS and is a 6 month contract. Pay rate 700 - 800 per day.

What you'll do:

  • To be a technical subject matter expert for particular products and services and, via solution designs, be the design authority for new and existing services. Communicate the business goals, constraints and risks to the delivery team members, so that they can build and operate the systems and services that support and deliver the tribe's business goals and address the constraints and risks that are present.
  • Together with other technology leaders, deliver and communicate an architectural vision and roadmap for the tribe that is understood and supported by the whole business and that provides clear, achievable principles and direction for the technology team to follow.
  • To communicate the key facts, risks and assumptions to enable the heads of function in a tribe to understand and make decisions for the products and services you represent.

How you'll do it:

Architectural Leadership

  • To provide technical leadership to the tribe's technical teams.
  • To keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and architectural approaches and promote alignment between technology and business strategy.
  • To maintain a good understanding and awareness of competitors' products and services.
  • To form effective business relationships.
  • Collaborate with other architects within your and other areas of the business of the business to help define our architectural principles, vision, lifecycle and underlying framework.

Solution Architecture

  • Awareness of current architectural trends and developments within the market, particularly patterns and technologies being used.
  • Provide governance and technical leadership to ensure the products and services you are involved with are aligned with the design goals.
  • Work with business stakeholders to help identify business goals and align IT strategy.
  • To develop the tribe's technology road map and to gain commitment for architecture initiatives.
  • To maintain an in-depth knowledge of the tribe's technologies and architecture and a good understanding of the wider organization's technologies and architectures.
  • Deliver solution designs and impact assessments to support the delivery of business goals, and help squads to bring these products to life.
  • Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions.

Key Technologies

  • JS, Java, Kotlin, React
  • AMQP (RabbitMQ), Kafka
  • Kubernetes
  • MySQL
  • NoSQL, document DB (especially one of MongoDB or Couchbase)
  • Redis
  • Linux
  • iOS & Android Web Applications

Other Technologies

  • Content networking (e.g. F5 BigIP, SteelApp, Varnish, Nginx)
  • iOS & Android Native Applications

If you are relevant or interested don't delay, contact me on 0161 924 1416 or email me at

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