Solutions Architect

Our Benefits

City location

Private healthcare

27 days holiday

Buy or sell holidays

Bonus scheme

Pension scheme

Regular social events

£350 Christmas vouchers

Loyalty awards

Birthday off work

What to expect

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced technology organisation as we seek to deliver a transformation of our legacy platforms onto a cloud native architecture. As the senior architect, you will drive the vision and roadmap for our future-state architecture by working collaboratively with the product, platform and professional services engineering teams.

As a proponent of cloud technologies, you will lead the design of a distributed, highly available and scalable application and infrastructure architecture using a mixture of on-prem, IaaS and PaaS, with a view to successfully migrate our legacy on-premise platforms onto the cloud. In addition to our platforms, your architecture will include the integration points with our enterprise business and back-office systems, ensuring the quote to cash journey is a seamless process.

You will be passionate about what you do, seeing platforms and products built using architectural designs which have been carefully considered and assembled in collaboration with engineers and product teams. You will help share knowledge and ideas through Architecture Guilds, allowing our teams to demonstrate prototypes or to discuss improvements which can be made.

About Commify

We make business communication brilliant! We work with more than 45,000 companies, helping them to transform their mobile communication with their customers and employees. Our success is the result of hundreds of talented people pulling together to achieve a common goal. Join our team and be part of our success story.

You will thrive in an environment of passion, integrity, ownership and innovation, where development and progression are a real focus. We’d like to think we have everything you’d expect from a benefits package, from 27 days holiday and your birthday off work, to private medical cover, dental cover and bi-monthly social events! On top of this you can expect £350 of Christmas vouchers and added extras like beer o’clock and an amazing Christmas party.

What you’ll be doing

As Solutions Architect you will be responsible for:

  • Be accountable for the architectural vision and direction of our future-state architecture
  • Align platform and product delivery with the future-state architecture by working collaboratively with Commify and strategic scaled-partner engineering teams 
  • Identify and migrate pockets of excellence from multiple platforms and incorporate them into a unified end-state enabling the teams to retire our legacy platforms and products
  • Keep abreast of technological advances in cloud PaaS, helping to steer and prototype with engineering teams on technical choices to solve platform and product goals
  • Have an appreciation of cyber-security and how to use cloud best practices to secure our platforms as part of the overall architectural design
  • Ensure that NFRs (usability, reliability, availability, adaptability, manageability, maintainability, performance and security), are met to the standards required
  • Leading design activities across business functions with multiple stakeholders by discovering and analysing requirements, understanding the context, identifying and assessing alternative solutions and advising on buy vs build and costs
  • Contribute towards the tech radar, helping to capture the evolution of technologies used to build our platform and products along with architecture design decisions
  • Chair regular Architecture Guilds, promoting the great work and ideas across technology which are being considered or prototypes developed for consideration
  • Support the Head of IT and the CTO with M&A, helping to run effective technical due-diligences and providing clarity around risks and opportunities

What we’re looking for

We’re interested in hearing from candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Experience leading decoupled architectural designs for SaaS platforms in high throughput and high availability cloud environments using both PaaS and IaaS
  • Experience in delivering Azure or AWS cloud native solutions including migrating platforms from on-premise to the cloud
  • Able to understand technical disputes across varying levels of complexity and risk to help define and articulate a recommend solution, focusing on the best business outcome
  • Strong experience in working with business and technology stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical designs
  • Experience of looking beyond the immediate technical problem and identifying the wider implications; building solutions into the architecture to remove similar challenges
  • Experience of producing and setting an architecture strategy for technology that meets business needs; able to create, refine and challenge patterns, standards, policies and roadmaps
  • Experience of delivering enterprise solutions for SME organisations, with a solid background in application architecture with experience of distributed architectures
  • A good understanding of data modelling and master data management
  • Worked with architectures of varying complexity and sizes (n-tier, SOA, event-driven and microservices)
  • Proven experience designing web architectures that scale on demand using cloud best practices for high traffic web applications and APIs, serving millions of requests per day

The next step

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@esendex.com.

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