Solution Architect (#15339303)

Ukraine, Poland
Work type:
Office/Remote
Technical Level:
Architect
Job Category:
Architecture
Project:
Leading UK digital bank
About the client
Our client is the leading digital challenger to banks in the UK. They’ve spent the past 12 years building banking services that are fast, smart and simple and successfully competing with the high street banks. From introducing the first UK prepaid card in 2005 to becoming the first non-bank to offer a current account, our client has hit £10 billion in transaction volume and proved that it’s possible to be both profitable as well as pioneering.
 
About the project
You will work on the application services that are making payments using a wide range of UK and international standards, including BACS, FPS, SWIFT.

Functions:
  • Talk to the business to understand business and technical requirements for the project
  • Communicate technical constraints and decisions to the business
  • Facilitate cooperation of all the stakeholders to define and prioritize architectural drivers for the solution
  • Cooperate with other architects and technology experts to produce solid architectural decisions
  • Drive and coordinate technical staff discussions
  • Elaborate system quality attributes such as performance, scalability, availability, fault-tolerance, security, deployment, maintainability, and others
  • Translate business, functional, and non-functional requirements into high-quality solution architecture visions and operations plans consistent with enterprise architectural standards using Attribute Driven Design
  • Define architecture strategies, standards, processes, technologies, and tools in architecture visions
  • Drive or assist in solution implementation estimation and roadmap construction
  • Analyze, model, document, and assess existing software architectures according to the Architecture Trade-off Analysis methodology
  • Act as an expert and consult development teams on adherence to solution design, development, and testing standards
  • Convey technical ideas to the development and operations teams
  • Design and implement a large enterprise solution from scratch
  • Lead technical briefings and business requirement gathering sessions
  • Identify integration patterns and places for business automation
  • Author technical documents that cover requirements, design and integration needs
  • Provide input in each cycle of the development phase (development, test, and release) to ensure a leading-edge solution is produced
  • Establish data quality check approaches, tools, and data governance
  • Provide mentorship, technical expertise and recommendations on the current and emerging strategies and platform trends to the team
  • Manage client expectations and scope effectively
  • Client requires PCI-DSS security certified solutions and is planning to add NIST-CSF in the future
  • Solutions must be operationally resilient with no single points of failure

Requirements:
  • 8+ years of experience with the .Net framework
  • 2+ experience as an Architect
  • Proven experience of building architecture from scratch for big enterprise companies or participation as an architect at least in 2 big projects (longer than 9 months, team 10+)
  • Experience with private clouds – VMware, containerization
  • Experience in building scalable microservice-based architecture
  • Strong knowledge of integration patterns and implementations
  • Experience working with RabbitMQ or IBM MQ, other messaging brokers
  • Strong creativity in problem-solving skills
  • Communication & stakeholder management skills
  • English – Upper-Intermediate/Advanced
  • Must comply with the internal technical competence model
  • Superior time and project management skills
  • Ability to present technical details to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent problem-solving/analytical skills and complex troubleshooting methods
  • Ability to work through ambiguous situations
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and able to take initiative without always being directed
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and prioritize the most critical tasks and projects

Desirable Professional Certifications:
  • SEI Software Architecture Professional
  • SCJP/SCJD/SCWCD/SCBCD/SCDJWS
  • MCP/MCTS/MCPD
  • IBM SOA
  • TOGAF

We offer:
  • Flexible working format - remote, office-based or flexible
  • A competitive salary and good compensation package
  • Flexible and personalized career growth
  • Professional development tools (mentorship program, tech talks and trainings, centers of excellence, and more)
  • Active tech communities with regular knowledge sharing
  • Education reimbursement
  • Paid vacation days, sick leaves, and days off
  • Healthcare & Sport program
  • Medical insurance
  • Memorable anniversary presents
  • Corporate events and team buildings
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