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Solution Architect - Remote Contract - Outside IR35

£0.00 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
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James Norval

Solution Architect

  • £600 per day, Outside IR35 - 6 months to extend
  • Remote working with occasional site visits to Edinburgh preferred, but not essential
  • Software Development architecture - AWS Platform

Main outcomes & objectives
Identify, agree, and lead the implementation of technical solutions that:

* Replace the final elements of the CAJR Application with a serverless cloud-based solution.
* Liaising with colleagues from Product Management, Service Design and Registration to identify technology solutions and to prioritise and shape the domain roadmap.
* Technical leadership to multiple software development teams, and to other domains, ensuring that technical solutions reduce reliance on legacy systems.
* Support the development teams' Tech leads in both their tactical and strategic work to help ensure the team delivers a cohesive solution that is well-architected and designed in line with engineering principles and best practices.
* Actively participate in the architecture steering group and wider community, ensuring that the architectural and engineering principles and best practices are defined, understood, agreed, and adhered to.
* Building and maintaining an agile culture of continuous delivery and improvement, with a focus on frequently releasing high quality, tested, working software.
* Championing ideas/changes/designs that you and/or the team believe are beneficial, influencing peers and key stakeholders as appropriate.
* Ensuring that developed software complies with non-functional requirements, such as accessibility, security, UI/UX, performance, maintainability, deployability, etc.
* Coaching and mentoring other team members

Essential skills & experience:
Significant and demonstrable experience in the following areas:

* Designing, gaining consensus, and implementing technical solutions for software development projects across multiple teams
* Ability to engage with stakeholders, understanding context and requirements, from diverse areas of a business including Product Management, Service Design, and Operations.
* Architecting systems that use spatial data
* Using written, verbal, and visual communication to explain complex topics concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
* Designing and implementing solutions using service and event-based architectures
* Incrementally replacing enterprise legacy systems
* Working in Agile delivery models
* Defining infrastructure as code

Desirable skills & experience

* Experience implementing microservices
* AWS API Gateway, Lambda, S3, Aurora/Postgres, CDK
* Docker/Openshift/Kubernetes
* Experience with domain-driven design
* Knowledge of human-centred, research-driven, inclusive design practices
* Experience using UI pattern libraries to achieve consistent, tested, and high-quality interfaces
* Experience developing within GDS or Digital First (or similar) quality standards
* Experience with tools for unit testing, including system test automation frameworks
* Tools to support rapid development, iteration, and deliver