Software Technical Architect

Software Technical Architect

Job Title: Software Technical Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 894491_1531239628
Contact Name: Nick Haaker
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Job Published: July 10, 2018 17:20

Job Description

Software Enterprise Technical Architect

My client is a software and solutions company with a key ability to join up software systems and link them to complex hardware to provide seamless solutions to "too hard" problems. They focus mainly on consultancy and bespoke services to a wide range of clients in a range of markets. We are currently looking for a Software Technical Architect (enterprise services) to join the team in Chippenham/ Bristol/ Reading. The role relates to providing leadership and direction within the HMG & Defence section of the business.

About the Role

About the Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Technical Architect to contribute to a range of exciting new and existing projects in 2018 within our Enterprise Solutions and Defence Division, based in Bristol and Chippenham.

Key Responsibilities

*Provide direction and leadership to all aspects of application architecture, infrastructure and application design
*Provide guidance on the selection of IT solutions (including software packages) for projects. Being able to evaluate the potential impacts on the customer such as license costs, phasing out of legacy systems, training etc.
*Select the appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure they are applied effectively
*Takes full responsibility for the overall system architecture and if necessary manage the work of an architecture team
*Works with the business analyst and/or elicits the business requirements to ensure the technical solution meets the business need and can be delivered on the chosen architecture
*Identifies the commercial impacts of changes in the analysis and implementation model and reports these to project management.
*Ensures that the development team are following the agreed technical architecture and development methodologies. Assures the specification and design to assist in the development of IT systems
*Assists with pre-sales support and presentations to customers. Contributes to bids and if required manages the bid process.
*Keeps abreast of technology and develops new techniques for use in systems architecture
*Excellent communication skills. Able to provide expert advice in a digestible form to both the company and its customers.
*Ability to estimate costs and implementation timescales associated with potential solutions.

Essential skills

Software Engineering

*Proven track record of designing, estimating and implementing large-scale enterprise level applications and/or web solutions
*Extensive software development and design experience and proven experience of the software development lifecycle
*In depth understanding of design and modelling techniques (e.g. UML)
*In depth understanding of estimating techniques (e.g. Cost, Effort, Risk).
*Familiarity with web application development, integration and testing (e.g. JSF, Spring)
*An understanding of various development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, DSDM)
*An understanding of software standards (e.g. ISO9001, ISO 20000:1)

Software Architectures

*In depth knowledge of multi-tier client-server architecture
*Experience of taking requirements and proposing system architectures
*Understanding of virtualisation strategies and sub-capacity licensing models
*Experience of security policies and models


*Excellent knowledge of web-based technologies and associated standards
*Knowledge of embedded systems or real-time systems
*Knowledge of enterprise databases (e.g. SQL-Server, ORACLE)
*Knowledge of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, mobile)
*Knowledge of XML and related technologies
*Knowledge of middleware architectures (ESB, SOA)
*Understanding of Open Source licensing issues

Desirable skills - any knowledge or experience of the following:

*Understanding of project management techniques
*Experience of Quality Assurance and testing
*Understanding of cloud hosting models and their security and management implications

Role:Software Enterprise Technical Architect
Location:Chippenham/ Bristol/ Reading

Skills: IA, Information Security, Information Assurance, Consulting, Cyber Security, CISA, ITIL, CCP, CLAS, CISSP, CESG, CPNI, SIA, HMG, MOD, CISSP, SSCP, EA, enterprise architecture, SA, solutions architect, solution architecture, CISCO, WAN, LAN, Datacentre, networking, togaf, modaf, ccdp, ccie, mcse, oscp, satellite, space, ground segment, systems, architecture, software, uml, sysml,

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

This is a Permanent position


Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.