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Product / Software Architect - Java, AWS, Hadoop

  • Location: Central London / City
  • Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Product / Software Architect - Java, AWS, Hadoop

Product Architects interested in creating new solutions from scratch; I've got a position available near London Bridge to be the technical focal point in a new joint-venture business developing a solution for the airline sector. The company are developing a new digital platform that will transform a global business, improving efficiency whilst simultaneously improving customer experience.

We are looking for a technically-savvy Software Solutions Architect, ideally from a Java / JVM background, but someone that has come to embrace AWS and it's associated ecosystem) and big data technology platforms like Hadoop & Cassandra. The role will operate in a customer-facing capacity, taking ideas and conceiving high-level solutions, before working with engineering teams to produce the low-level designs.

Key parts of the role

  • Create and deliver product/technology briefings
  • Producing initial VROM (Very Rough Order of Magnitude) documentation and estimates
  • Initial high-level solution design
  • Basic work breakdown, co-ordinating with relevant colleagues for effort
  • Producing detailed solution scope, definition and requirements
  • Working with clients and colleagues to finalise agreement on deliverables
  • Understanding technical limitations and timescales for project
  • Evaluation and understanding of technical options
  • Supporting project delivery activities
  • Supporting change management
  • Supporting delivery teams ongoing understanding of project
  • Contributing to sign off and direction of agile work
  • Contributing to core product roadmap
  • Product solution design
  • Marketplace analysis of; competitors, suppliers, partners, etc
  • Support internal R&D, PoC/PoV and Innovation work
  • Supporting colleagues work and development
  • Provide general technical advisory support to projects
  • Technical input/oversight of consultancy projects
  • Delivering internal training and support to team and wider business

Professional / Technical Competencies

  • Experience working with Software Engineering teams
  • An understanding of aviation sector and technology will be beneficial
  • Java & JVM technology background
  • AWS (EC2, S3, etc)
  • js / JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Data Science technology such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Pig, etc
  • An interest in Machine Learning & AI may be beneficial
  • Understanding of native mobile platforms would be a plus
  • Excellent core communication skills; spoken, written, diagrammatic
  • Documenting risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies to be proactively managed
  • Completing technical audits
  • Determining system & business process requirements
  • Production of architecture diagrams
  • Knowledge of different architecture designs; enterprise, scaled web, big data etc

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