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Solution Architect for Ciklum Digital

London, Remote, UK, UK Remote

Solution Architects vacancies

Description

On behalf of Ciklum Digital, Ciklum is looking for a Solution Architect to join the Architecture Team on a full-time basis.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the client on a daily basis to understand business goals, needs and constraints
  • Design complete Solution Architecture based on business, operational and technical analysis
  • Evaluate technical feasibility of business features, detect and highlight technical constraints, risks and dependencies
  • Write Technical and Application Specs based on a collected catalog of product requirements
  • Architect, design and oversee the development of the solution
  • Build technical excellence across all teams and components involved in the solution

Pre-sales activities:

  • Client engagement up to C level and senior stakeholder management – the ability to communicate the company strategy, solutions, services and technology stacks to key clients and stakeholders, build rapport and trust with the client
  • Play key role in preparing proposals and bids for medium to large opportunities
  • Work together with Project Manager on estimation, planning and scoping of the projects
  • Advise and consult potential clients on Ciklum solutions and services capabilities based on their needs and expectations

Solution Architecture design and Technology advisory:

  • Architect, design and develop custom solutions of project and program or operational scope (end-to-end: hardware, software, integration, security, etc. for the entire solution delivery life cycle)
  • Oversee platform selection as well as HW, SW, security and network components
  • Create project teams together with Project Manager, Business Analyst, Developers and QA teams to scope, plan, design, deliver, test and deploy end-to-end solutions
  • Act as most Senior technical expert on the project; provide inputs to Developers and QA teams
  • Design complete Solution Architecture based on business, operational and technical analysis
  • Write Technical and Application Specs based on collected catalogue of product requirements
  • Act as the mentor to domain related family of solution team leads and developers, build Skills Matrix for skills development and assessment, execute development and delivery of training

Requirements

  • Extensive commercial experience in software development
  • Commercial experience in solution architecture design:
    • Develop long lasting relationships with business and technical stakeholders
    • Leading and supporting medium to large size solution delivery projects
    • Analysis of business, product and technology requirements
  • Relevant experience in software development with Java / JavaScript / .NET / PHP / Python
  • Understanding SDLC processes and their reasoning
  • Experience with guiding software development, testing, deployment and project management
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer Science, Computing Theory:
    • Architectural & Design Patterns
    • Algorithms
    • Paradigm & Principles
    • Database theory
    • Code testing practices
  • Understanding of network interactions and protocols, conventions
  • Understanding of containerization and orchestration
  • Experience in Pre-sales, Proposal/Bid preparation
  • Practical experience with:
    • Cloud computing platforms (AWS / Google Cloud Platform / Microsoft Azure)
    • Microservices and Serverless architecture
    • RDBMS / NoSQL / Key-value storages
    • Messaging systems
    • Version control systems (GIT)
    • CI/CD tools (e.g. Gitlab Pipeline, Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo)
  • Business skills:
    • Excellent client facing, business consulting and communication skills
    • Ability to efficiently communicate verbally and visually
    • Ability to explain and proof differences, pros and cons of suggested design decisions
    • Ability to influence senior client decision makers
    • Develop long lasting relationships with business and technical stakeholders
    • Leading and supporting medium to large size solution delivery projects
    • Analysis of business, product and technology requirements

Desirable

  • Certifications on:
    • Architecture framework (SEI, TOGAF, etc.)
    • Cloud computing platforms
    • Delivery processes (SAFe, Agile, etc)
  • Experience with:
    • Release Management tools & Configuration Management tools
    • Infrastructure as a code tools

What's in it for you

  • Participate in full-cycle software development process
  • Realization of your innovative ideas in building Ciklum Solutions and Services
  • Competitive package depending on your experience, skills and contribution
  • Friendly collaborative teams and enjoyable working environment
  • Various corporate and social event

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