Solution Architect for Ciklum Solutions (Kharkiv)

Kharkiv, Ukraine

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We are a growing business line of Ciklum with currently 250 employees that delivers approximately 70 projects simultaneously. Our projects usually last for 3-12 months and our technological focus is mainly on web and mobile technologies. So, you’ll have the opportunity to get frequently in touch with new projects. Through direct knowledge exchange with international clients you are an important contributor in making them successful.

Our environment gives you the opportunity to share your professionalism to help team members grow and we support you with training and education in the areas where you want to develop.

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Description

On behalf of Ciklum Solutions, we are looking for an experienced Solution Architect  to join the  Kharkiv team on a full-time basis.

Ciklum Architecture Team is looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join our team. In this role you will have a great opportunity to participate in business development and solution delivery and be a part of a successful and growing team and utilise your experience in building and growing solution practices.

Responsibilities

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

  • Relevant experience with any of Java / JavaScript / .Net / PHP
  • Experience with Cloud technologies (preferably AWS / Google cloud / Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience with Microservices architecture and Serverless architecture
  • Experience in Pre-sales, Proposal/Bid preparation and Solution Delivery related consulting
  • Experience in leading and supporting medium to large size solution delivery projects involving both in-house and third party analysis of client’s business, product and technology requirements
  • Experience in solution architecture design; guide software development, testing, deployment and project management
  • Experience working in cutting-edge technology environments, architecting scalable applications with a proven track record of delivered projects and designed solution architecture (proof and examples will be requested)
  • Understand different architectural styles, solution architecture methods, integration approach and development patterns
  • Understand integration, performance, security, database management, monitoring, legacy issues and manage them in systematic structured ways
  • Excellent client facing, consulting, solution delivery communication skills, with the ability to influence senior client decision makers and develop long lasting relationships as a trusted technical advisor and solution expert

Desirable

  • Experience with Mobile technologies
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
  • Experience with Release Management tools is a plus
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools is a plus
  • Experience with Docker is a plus

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 events