• Location: Leeds, England
  • Salary: Up to £70000 per annum
  • Technology: .NET Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 30th Nov, 2020
  • Reference: 30112020CM

Architect Software Engineer- .NET- Remote- £70k

One of our well established clients is currently looking to hire a highly skilled Architect Software Engineer. The client had a merger in 2016 and 2017 and created bigger entities with a view in the future for more.

The company are building the next generation of capabilities that powers their merchant-first ecosystem, with the belief that focused and empowered teams can do great things. The company promotes a culture of develop and grow as an individual and team and encourages to tackle problems through new techniques, learning from your colleagues and to enable you to master you're craft.

The Staff Software Engineer is responsible for the leading design and development activities associated with the of the companies API, switch, and gateway platforms. The Architect oversees an infrastructure that supports real-time capabilities across a nationwide payment processing network. This role plays a significant part in aligning the architecture and technology vision with the strategic direction of the company, fostering awareness, and appropriate application of this vision at all levels of the organization.

This great opportunity offers a salary of up to £70,000 depending on experience, the role is remote working with paid for flights by my client to fly over to Northern Ireland once every six weeks.


  • Assist in establishing technical direction across the organization with a sound and pragmatic approach.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of formal architecture and technology roadmap.

  • Identify architectural challenges and lead the creation of a strategy for the enterprise, making architectural decisions that have an impact across the company.

  • Prepare and document the enterprise architecture vision and strategy as well as critical approaches to broad architectural concerns affecting various areas of the company.

  • Participate in the definition of architecture principles, styles, policies, and standards; create architectural mechanisms to address concerns that have a broad impact (e.g., system integration across the enterprise); coach feature teams to follow them.

  • Produce and maintain useful and usable documentation of work, and regularly contribute to the general companies Engineering body of knowledge.

  • Ability to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in an enterprise system, and effectively advocate for appropriate solutions to shortcomings.

  • Participate in coding activities that are in support of design outcomes - up to 50%.

  • Monitor new technologies, applications of technology, or ways to synthesize technologies into strategic opportunities. Contribute to build vs. buy decisions.

  • Translate corporate strategy into technical strategy, while maintaining the formal architecture and technology roadmap.

  • Build a strategic network of partnerships and relationships with inside and outside groups; build coalitions to work on shared desired outcomes.

  • Communicate strategies in terms that are meaningful to the engineering group.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in application and enterprise architecture.

  • 10+ years of software design and coding experience, with emphasis on SaaS based service / external facing API platforms.

  • 10+ years' experience with .NET, Java, or similar language.

  • Payments experience a significant plus.

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML / XSLT, SQL, database design, message-oriented-middleware, caching, and systems integration.

  • Hands-on experience identifying and resolving performance and scalability issues for both web-based applications and databases.

  • Familiar with diverse, complex problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions or alternatives.

  • Proven experience translating Business Requirements into solutions.

  • Technical leader and coach, aware of the applicability of new technologies.

  • Can work at an abstract level and create abstractions that clarify and contribute to system integrity across the enterprise.

  • Tolerant of high degrees of ambiguity, and good at resolving uncertainty and setting direction. Willing to backtrack, seek multiple solutions, and experiment to validate approaches.

  • Creative, Investigative, Innovative, Insightful, and able to make technical leaps, finding novel solutions.

  • Excels at grasping existing code and identifying opportunities to improve and to integrate with existing code.

  • Effective and comfortable working with high-level management.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including proven success in working with stakeholders with a wide range of technical knowledge.

  • Comfortable working in an environment that is growing rapidly and constantly addressing the inherent challenges.

Next Steps

If you or somebody you know fits the bill, send your CV and contact details ASAP as the company is remotely interviewing looking to fill the role within the next week.

Email c.murphy@nigelfrank.com or telephone on 0191 243 5441.