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Senior Application Architect

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Senior Application Architect - Up to £85k

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for a Senior Application Architect to join our Secure Software Solutions business on a permanent basis. Capita Secure Solutions and Services is the UK's leading provider of innovative, secure, resilient products and services for the emergency services, critical responders and national infrastructure providers. The products, services and projects that you deliver make a real difference and that is what we are looking for in this role. We need an Architect who can get involved a code-level and shake up the status quo. We want input, we want new ideas, we want someone who can challenge us to be better and constantly improve. The technologies listed below are by no means essential. If you have Microsoft .NET experience and are up for the challenge of learning new tech, please apply.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Application Architect:

  • Champion software design. Contributing to, understanding of and adherence to best practises in development, coding standards and unit testing and develop a culture within the team that follows and supports this.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgement and also possess the ability to share this judgement with junior and senior members of the team.
  • Able to have high level discussions with the architecture team, understanding and challenging discussion points in order to achieve the most appropriate solution. Ability to relay this information to all levels within the team ensuring understanding, not just adherence.
  • Mentor, guide and grow team members in a truly nurturing way by passing on your own experiences and knowledge to help others.
  • Be a genuine team player, putting the team's goals and the needs of others first.
  • Be enthusiastic about software architecture and development and its ever changing landscape. Keeping up to date with new ideas and open minded to new ideas that challenge old familiar approaches.
  • Through agreement and discussion with the Lead Architect, bring new development techniques and technologies to the project/team where appropriate.
  • Provide a level of consultancy across a broad scope of technology to all levels within the business regardless of site and location.
  • Be involved in development, design and architectural reviews as both reviewer and reviewee.
  • Stay close to development in terms of both implementation as well as design.
  • Support development in complex areas.
  • Spike out new approaches, ideas, techniques and technologies in order to demonstrate suitability.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of each discipline within the development team.
  • Be active in SCRUM ceremonies where appropriate
  • Support the technical recruitment process to grow and develop the team.
  • Support analysts and test analysts with technical input when required when appropriate.
  • Work with the team to provide effort estimates for new features to be developed when appropriate

Key skills and experience for the Senior Application Architect:

  • Qualifications to degree level, or appropriate equivalent industry experience and professional membership(s)
  • Knowledge of containerised solutions, eg Docker
  • Team Leadership and Team Mentoring.
  • Building modern, well structured SPAs
  • Typescript and/or JavaScript ES6
  • SCSS, CSS 3, HTML 5
  • C# in a technical OO environment
  • Experience of building RESTful web applications with asp.net
  • Unit Testing, System Testing and Performance Testing
  • Excellent software design skills coupled with good knowledge of patterns and practises (eg DI)
  • .Net core 2.0+
  • SqlServer development (not DBA)
  • Messaging subsystems such as RabbitMQ
  • Knowledge of containerised solutions.
  • Knowledge of high availability solutions.
  • Good experience of a modern JS framework such as ReactJS, Angular 2.0+
  • Unit Testing, System Testing and Performance Testing
  • GIT, VSTS/Jira

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV via the link below for immediate consideration.

Senior Application Architect - Up to £85k

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