Technical Architect

Job Title: Technical Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary: £70.000 - £90.000 per annum + pension, bonus and healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5616
Contact Name: Jack Grimes
Contact Email: jgrimes@venquis.com
Job Published: November 11, 2016 15:55

Job Description

My client is currently in the early stages of an IT transformation journey to simplify, standardise and centralize the technology landscape. The objective is to create the foundation from which it can drive the digitization agenda of the newly formed cluster of areas built in within the business. The first step in the IT Strategy is to put in place a core IT team that can deliver standard IT services to support the organisations key objectives.

My client is in the process of accelerating their online experience. Our client has many country web site presences and a corporate site. The corporate site needs to be rebuilt to meet the needs of corporate and all functional locations so they can then effectively migrate the existing data from sites over to the new refined main corporate site.

My client is developing multiple digital products and need to ensure they have a consistent and customer focused experience across all their systems and platforms.

A vacancy exists for an Architect to design technical architecture and steer coding standards and practices.

  • Lead the architecture, design and planning and create coding standards and practices
  • Ability to manage very large architectural systems with large development teams.
  • Work with business stakeholders to provide technical solutions that deliver to business needs.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction for multidisciplinary, international teams.
  • Development of in-house software (incl. reporting) and In-house development of custom built application.
  • Ability to deliver compelling presentations to senior internal and client stakeholders.
  • Provide project teams with technical advice making sure they understand the technology capabilities and limitations
  • Keeping up to date with technology trends, best practices and opportunities


The reporting line will be to the Head of Commercial IT.
Global scope - Maidenhead based; frequent travel is foreseen.

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related experience/certifications.
  • Experienced with C#, OO Programming, SQL Server, Visual Studio and related technologies
  • Azure Architecture and NServiceBus experience
  • Experience of software development life cycle
  • Ability to architect requirements and convert to specifications
  • Ability to produce high quality & detailed documentation
  • Good understanding of front end practices
  • Ability to define technical specifications
  • Ability to develop in Agile Scrum methodology
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Proven ability to challenge and remove any unnecessary barriers to delivery
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Highly articulate and credible at a senior level
  • Experience of working on a global level serving multiple regions and languages
  • Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Experience within a customer focused environment
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively articulate visual solutions
  • Experience of project based environments with understanding of the Agile process
  • Expert in the use of standard usability software - Visio, Axure etc.

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