Application Architect - AWS / Cloud / .Net / PHP

Job Title: Application Architect - AWS / Cloud / .Net / PHP
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Lancashire
Salary: £600 - £750 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: EW/C/17941
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2018 16:22

Job Description

I am currently working with a client to recruit an Application Architect to be based in their Lancashire office.

As an Application Architect
  • You will have proven experience in developing large scale IT Architecture and its application in a complex multi supplier environment against a background of organisational transformation.
  • You will be willing to roll up your sleeves periodically to co-create solutions in hands-on mode, using modern development languages.
  • You will be proficient across a broad range of technical domains to ensure that Solution Architectures are grounded in reality.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of current API gateways and micro service based architectures.
  • You will be comfortable working in a cross-functional team, using excellent technical, analytical skills and significant experience in leading design and implementation.
  • You should have a significant experience in designing and implementing complex projects 
Key Skills Required
  • High and low level design & build skills in AWS cloud and Azure Cloud, in particular experience architecting/operating solutions build on AWS
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages such as NodeJS, .NET, Java, PHP, etc.
  • Working knowledge of mobile technologies (iOS/Android/Xamarin)
  • Devops tools/techniques and design (Jenkins, GIT, cloud based DevOps technologies)
  • Microservices design, common cloud based API management techniques
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
  • Strong understanding across Cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end Cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs.
  • Environment configuration approaches
  • Security design and best practice
  • Big Data Modelling design and implementation
  • Defining service level agreements (SLA’s) in the cloud
  • Microservices design, common cloud based API management techniques
  • Demonstrable credibility with enterprise sized clients
  • Ability to plan design and architectural blueprints
  • Capability to size and cost designs
Preferred Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related discipline.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, able to look for the root cause and solve issues quickly.
  • Experience planning, forecasting and effectively risk manage delivery epics.
  • Experience working in a similar IT environment: IT Company, development house, consulting firm etc.
  • Experience working in distributed development teams preferred but not essential.
  • Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Leadership and teaming skills.
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment.
  • Willingness to contribute to a high-performing and motivated workgroup.
  • Interest in the development of others – coaching and teaching junior integration architects/developers to expand their skills and capabilities.

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