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Cloud Software Architect - AWS, Microservices, Java

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, flex hours
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Cloud Software Architect - AWS, Microservices, Java

This a unique role, with company who are launching the MVP of their product in September and are looking for a Cloud Software Architect who is an AWS guru's to join a global technology company, creating a new data-driven B2B & B2C platform for a 7m member organisation. The role provides architectural oversight to teams of Java & Mobile Software Engineers, whilst acting as the 'go-to' on AWS, so you will be comfortable debating the merits of AWS own services versus opensource equivalent services, coupled with a track record of scaling web applications in a Cloud environment.

The platform is being delivered by 6 Squads, looking after back-end services & native mobile applications. The core technology stack will be AWS, Java, Spring Boot and some Python. You will be looking after the back-end aspects of the solution, across the project and also responsible for the day to day technical direction and supervision, leading the technical teams and building up their capabilities in the chosen technologies. You should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of successful delivery and have proven experience at scale.

This role will provide the day-to-day technical governance within the project and work closely with the product owners and solution architect to deliver the solution. They will be responsible for delivering technical best practice, frameworks, patterns, libraries and overall technical architecture. The successful person will act as a mentor and guide to the development team and therefore they won't live in an ivory tower; they will be just as comfortable in front of a white board as programming. The right person loves learning new technology and is a Java guru, who understands AWS and user interface technologies. Along with their proven delivery experience they will understand the importance of a DevOps culture.

Core skills:

  • Java guru
  • Practical experience delivering microservice based architectures
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Automated unit and automated functional testing
  • Proven experience of providing day to day technical leadership of enterprise scale programmes
  • Capable and willing to learn new technology - we may change direction!
  • Agile / scrum
  • Container technologies - Docker, Kubernetes
  • Conceptual understanding of EA models such as TOGAF

Optional skills:

These are nice to have's, if you've got them fantastic, if not we'd still like to talk to you, as long as you have the core skills.

  • Demonstrable experience of DevOps tooling, one or more of - AWS Opworks, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins.
  • Good knowledge of Angular5 or React
  • TDD or BDD
  • A working knowledge of native app programming tech - Objective C, Java, Swift
  • DAD / SAFe framework experience
  • Prior experience of managing large scale projects
  • AWS Certified Associate/Professional - Solution Architect
  • Serverless cloud technologies - AWS Lambda preferred
  • GCP (Google Cloud Platform)

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