Lead Architect - SaaS

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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 Software as a Service (SaaS) to join our organization. As the Lead Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the SaaS architecture that supports our organization's software offerings. Your expertise in SaaS architecture, cloud technologies, and industry best practices will be crucial in ensuring the scalability, reliability, and security of our software solutions. If you have a strong background in SaaS architecture and a passion for building cutting-edge software platforms, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design and implementation of the organization's SaaS architecture, ensuring alignment with business objectives and technology strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, operations, and security, to understand their SaaS requirements and provide architectural guidance.
  • Define and document SaaS architecture standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Evaluate and recommend SaaS technologies, solutions, and services to meet business needs and optimize software performance.
  • Develop SaaS roadmaps, taking into account emerging technologies, scalability, and performance requirements.
  • Drive the adoption of cloud-native architectures and microservices in SaaS solutions, promoting agility, scalability, and continuous delivery.
  • Conduct SaaS assessments and audits to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on the latest SaaS trends, industry benchmarks, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with technology vendors and partners to evaluate and select SaaS solutions and services.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to SaaS teams, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant security, privacy, and regulatory requirements in SaaS 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 SaaS architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of SaaS technologies, such as multi-tenancy, data isolation, and scalability.
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with cloud-native architectures, microservices, and containerization.
  • Strong understanding of software development best practices and methodologies.
  • 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 SaaS architecture or cloud technologies 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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