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Head of Architecture - LAMP, MEAN, PHP, MVVM, Apache, MVC

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Head of Architecture - LAMP, MEAN, PHP, MVVM, Apache, MVC, MySQL - URGENT - Manchester - Salary between £80,000 - £90,000 depending on experience plus competitive benefits including 10% bonus after probation, life insurance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays & flexible working hours.

The Role

A unique opportunity has arisen for a highly talented Head of Architecture (LAMP, MEAN, PHP, MVVM, Apache, MVC, MySQL) to join a industry leading business based on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre. You will have an integral role in the business and the most senior position within the development function. You will be responsible for providing high level technical strategies, standards, tool choices, and frameworks which together build out the application software architecture. You will specialise in the crafting of the technical approach and design of the web and service-based systems across the enterprise, based upon a TOGAF framework.

Head of Architecture role requirements:

  • Ideally TOGAF certified, or able to evidence a strong understanding of enterprise architecture frameworks.
  • Experience in more than one IT discipline such as web/mobile application architecture/design, middleware/integration architecture/design within/across enterprises, information security architecture/design, and database architecture/design, data analytics
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate in verbal/written and diagrams formats to technical and non-technical audiences of varying skillset and seniority.
  • 8+ years of experience in multi-tier Web and/or Mobile Application architecture.
  • 3+ years of experience in architecting, designing SaaS implementations & integrations.
  • Hands-on architecture/design of high volume transactional web applications - custom app or ASP/SaaS implementations
  • Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration and Test Driven development
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of organizations
  • Calm authoritative leadership style
  • Persuasive written and oral communication style
  • Can represent the company on a technical level with customers, partners and investors.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and risks for the business
  • Keen interest in technology and trends that could impact the business
  • University degree in the field of computer science, or another rigorous discipline with at least 3 years' experience in a similar role e.g. Chief Architect or CTO.

Please find below an overview of the technical knowledge / understanding required for this role:


  • (LAMP or MEAN)
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MVVM
  • MVC
  • MySQL
  • Architectural Design patterns
  • NoSQL
  • Data Modelling
  • A PHP framework, Drupal, Laravel, Zend


  • Networking, switching, routing
  • Angular 4
  • SPA
  • TypeScript
  • UI/UX and design patterns
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript
  • Node js
  • Sails js
  • Express
  • PM2
  • NPM
  • Zend Framework
  • GIT/BitBucket/SourceTree source control
  • Grunt / Gulp / Compass
  • Jenkins
  • Docker

The Company

This is an exciting time to get involved with a technology focused business that support some of the world's biggest innovation-driven businesses. With significant traction in their market and on-going growth plans for the next 12 months you will have a real opportunity to progress with the business as they continue to expand. They offer a relaxed and supportive working environment in the heart of the growing tech hub of Manchester.

Apply Now!

Interviews for this role will be commencing immediately. To register your interest in time, please send your CV for immediate consideration.

Head of Architecture - LAMP, MEAN, PHP, MVVM, Apache, MVC, MySQL - URGENT - Manchester - Salary between £80,000 - £90,000 plus competitive benefits including 10% annual bonus after probation, life insurance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays & flexible working hours.

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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