Software Architect


Reporting to Lead Solutions Architect / Senior Development Manager the Software Architect would be responsible to:

  • Define fit for purpose designs based on a service-oriented approach, incorporating standards and best practices
  • Ensure buy-in of future changes by engineering group
  • Provide impact analysis for new demand items
  • Create and break down epics and features, supporting solution design. Identify high-level application components and major reusable services and technologies to implement them
  • Help define the SLR for non-functional requirements
  • Ensure architectural integrity is maintained across the group
  • Provide consultancy and review of service designs as needed
  • Promotion and supporting improvements to technology and architecture
  • Creates prototypes, PoCs (Proof of Concept) and PoTs (Proof of Technology). Makes technology recommendations
  • ​Support skills development of team members, increasing the design expertise across the group

Key results areas:

Applications architecture that supports :

  • continuous deployment of new features
  • adherence to application and data security standards
  • scale & performance metrics
  • Use of sound architectural standards and best practices
  • Analysis of new demand and solution proposals
  • Mentoring, support & upskilling of engineering resources in UK and Romania to allow delegation of design tasks
  • Fostering a continuous improvement culture

Core skills:


  • Significant commercial experience of Application architecture
  • Microservice & RESTful API design and development
  • Design patterns and cloud patterns
  • Domain driven design
  • Design practices and modelling, e.g. UML, TOGAF
  • Java 8 and above
  • DevOps culture and practices
  • OO analysis & design
  • Agile practices
  • Experience of the following would be beneficial:AWS services
  • Secure coding practices as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • SQL and NoSQL database management
  • Working with large databases


  • Influencer – can articulate and challenge ideas to get the best outcome for the business
  • Collaborator – can articulate and gain consensus for new concepts and technology changes
  • Coach & mentor – can support and mentor software engineers
  • Decision maker – can weigh up complex options to reach the right decision
  • Well organized – able to plan own work and track progress against a plan.
  • Strong communicator – able to articulate complex ideas to technical and non-technical people alike