• Location: Cheshire East, England
  • Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 15-20% Bonus, 10% Pension
  • Technology: Microsoft Azure Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 12th Jun, 2019
  • Reference: LH9388

Let's face it, looking for a new job can be stressful. Endlessly scouring the online job boards, wading through hundreds of poorly written, copy and pasted adverts all failing to do one thing...

Give you actual information about the role!

So with that in mind, I wanted to take some time to write up a short (and hopefully sweet) advert that should give you some genuine insight into what this role consists of. Ready?

Here we go...

One of the leading banks globally are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Solution Architect to be based out of their Cheshire HQ, working across a range of business areas to help guide and drive a company-wide Cloud transformation.

This role will sit in a team that focuses on the delivery of a range of solutions that support the organisations contact centre operations. This is a global offering, with the team essentially providing both the architecture and engineering for solutions including voice platforms, omni-channel solutions (e.g. chat, video, messaging), integration services and desktop applications. You will come in and help shape and influence a new technology roadmap, with your role encompassing a range of responsibilities that I have listed below:

E2E Architecture Experience - The core focus of this role will be providing E2E Architecture for a range of Enterprise-scale solutions. You will essentially be leading a team of around 5 Solutions Architects, designing and delivering solutions for their customer contact channels including telephony, webchat, video and supporting services. They are currently in the midst of moving from SOA to a Microservices-based model so exposure to either is required. Any certifications (e.g. TOGAF) would also be desirable.

Software Development Background - Due to the focus on application development and application architecture, any applicants must demonstrate a proven background in software development. The organisation have a diverse technical estate (Java, Spring Boot, iOS, Android, C#, REST API's, JavaScript) and the nature of the development experience is therefore flexible... i.e. if you've previously coded, apply!

Stakeholder Management - Proven stakeholder management experience is crucial and a key requirement when applying for this role. You should be a strong communicator, able to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, acting as that conduit between IT and the wider business.

Leadership & Management - Whilst not being a management role in the same vein as a Development Manager or Project Manager, your role will still involve a large element of leadership so basic management skills would be useful. If you've led software development teams in the past then that is even better!

But in my personal opinion, what they are truly looking for are passionate technologists with a genuine drive to succeed - cliche I know, but you get my drift.

So if this advert hasn't hurt your eyes and you are keen to learn a bit more about this specific opportunity then I would be happy to set up a follow up chat - I can be contacted by the following means:

Mobile: 07943721308

Office Line: 0191 338 7540

Email: l.haghighat@frgconsulting.com

LinkedIn: 'Liam Haghighat'

Anything discussed will remain completely confidential and fully compliant with GDPR.

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