Lead Architect - Platforms

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(15/7/2023 8:31 AM)
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Role Introduction

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Architect specializing in Platforms to join our organization. As the Lead Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable and efficient platform architectures that support our organization's strategic initiatives. Your expertise in platform design, integration, and optimization will be crucial in delivering high-quality, reliable, and scalable platforms. If you have a strong background in platform architecture and a passion for building innovative solutions, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design and implementation of the organization's platform architectures, ensuring alignment with business objectives and technology strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, operations, and infrastructure, to understand their platform requirements and provide architectural guidance.
  • Define and document platform architecture standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Evaluate and recommend platform technologies, solutions, and services to meet business needs and optimize performance and scalability.
  • Develop platform roadmaps, taking into account emerging technologies, industry trends, and future growth.
  • Conduct platform assessments and audits to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on the latest platform trends, industry benchmarks, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with technology vendors and partners to evaluate and select platform solutions and services.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to platform teams, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant security, privacy, and regulatory requirements in platform design and implementation.

What You Will Have

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in platform architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of platform technologies and architectures, such as microservices, APIs, and service-oriented architectures.
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with platform integration, including legacy system integration and third-party platform integration.
  • Strong understanding of scalability, performance, and availability considerations in platform design.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications in platform architecture or related areas are highly desirable (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert).

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focussed – Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral

  • Generous Annual Leave – 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we’re committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally

  • Development Programmes – From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus – Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important

  • Pension Scheme – Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance – Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition – Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do

  • Values Awards – Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review – Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference – we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about

  • MatchIt! – Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time – Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven – donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger


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