Lead Systems Architect - Global Financial Services - Bristol

Ashdown Group
75000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual + bonus and benefits
17 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time

A Systems Architect with outstanding leadership skills is required by a FTSE listed financial services firm that operates a part of its business interests from Bristol.

As the Lead Systems Architect for this well regarded organisation, you will be a proven expert in development methodologies and will act as the guardian of the architecture; driving and delivering value. You will be an excellent communicator and facilitator who is not afraid of driving and implementing changes to improve the quality of the product suite.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of architect principles (n-tier, OOP/SOLID) and a proven background working across the .NET framework. You will have a working knowledge of modern design patterns such as MVVM, IoC, ORM CQRS and will also have previous demonstrable experience across C#, SQL and web or desktop application development.

Key responsibilities will include:

Lead and own the technical vision and architecture
Be part of the Systems Architect community; sharing ideas, knowledge and improvements
Create and maintain architectural documentation as necessary
Research and share new approaches and trends within the industry
Pro-actively identify and address weak areas and opportunities for improvement
Deliver presentations or training and participate in team meetings
Own, maintain and communicate standards relating to code quality
Work with teams to ensure work is aligned to the product's architectural principles
Be a natural point of technical escalation
Provide technical expertise through an awareness of software development technologies and architecture

To be suitable for this role you will be an outstanding communicator; able to engage and negotiate with stakeholder at all levels. You will possess sound decision making skills as well as excellent coaching and mentoring capabilities. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading organisation with a large IT and technical team where you will really be able to add value.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.

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