Software Architect

Related Skills

● The set up & management of internal Development Centers.

● Engagement of 3rd party vendors for Development resource bodyshopping and/or outsourced to budget.

● Management of outsourced Development Centres to ensure their quality, timeliness and adherence to budget.

● Quality Assurance of all code output from the Development Centres, i.e. Software Testing.

● Selection and definition of the company’s software development methodology.

● Ensure that proper coding conventions and documentation standards are maintained.

● Evaluation and identification of appropriate technology platforms (including web/platform/device application frameworks and the deployment stacks) for delivering the company’s services to the customer.

● Production of all solutions documentation including (but not limited to): Technical Solution Designs, Wireframes, Interface contracts, Software Architecture diagrams.

● Work with the Product Team to ensure that all delivered software meets the functional requirements.

● Work with the Operations Team to ensure that all delivered software meets the non-functional requirements (security, scalability, maintainability, performance).

● Work with the Program Office team to ensure that the software development components of major projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.

● Design, implementation and management of software development processes and tools.

● Ensure that all solutions delivered adhere to the industry best practices, including (but not limited to)

● Microservices built/deployed where appropriate, Server-less, Only modern programming languages such as node.js, python, Vue js/React js, Single page applications where applicable, Containerised, so moveable between clouds, Nosql storage,Dynamic caching

● The candidate must be confident enough to recommend COTS solutions to business requirements where he/she feels that it is more appropriate than a custom-coded solution

● The candidate must identify opportunities and risks, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success

● The candidate will work with other technology and business leaders to ensure that Software Engineering technology is fully leveraged to deliver the business strategy

● Mentor and upskill the development and testing teams to ensure that they can evolve as the company pivots towards being technology-driven and technology leaders within the industry.

Qualification and Experience

● Minimum of 10 years of engineering experience with 5+ years in technical management.

● Experience in leading teams and driving transformation.

● Deep exposure and understanding of Agile/Lean Methodologies.

● Comfortable with reviewing code ensuring code quality of engineers.

● Experience with building high performing engineering teams.

● Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

● Able to welcome and adapt to change.

● Able to define and articulate big-picture goals and milestones while maintaining strong attention to detail to all audiences.

● Prior experience in high-availability, high-traffic transactional sites.

● Expert in designing, building and managing large scale systems in the cloud.

● Strong development experience using languages such as Node.JS, Java & Bash and familiarity with languages such as Python on Unix based platforms

● Experienced in building Android & IOS mobile applications in either native or hybrid form, preferably using Ionic

● Strong UI/UX development experience using ReactJS, Vue Js and other similar UI/UX frameworks

● Have experience in DevOps & Infrastructure as code practices specifically in technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Puppet, Kafka and similar technologies

● Experienced in AI and machine learning using open source solutions such as TensorFlow, Hadoop, Spark and other similar data science tech stack

● Knowledge on infrastructure with demonstrated ability to design solutions Unix based OS, storage, databases & network

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