Technical Architect

About The Company

Kainos provides digital technology solutions that transform businesses, enabling companies to work smarter, faster, better. We have been operating successfully for more than 26 years and have a talented team of over 500 people, with offices in the UK, Ireland and Poland. We deliver exciting projects across Public, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors, where we build innovative systems and excellent services that are loved by their users.


We are proud to be one of the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For. We’re committed to our people’s development and actively encourage their engagement in the technology community and beyond. Working at Kainos surrounds you with enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues - everyone contributes to an environment which is built around flexibility, enjoying your work, continuous learning and active career progression.


Job Introduction

As the Technical Architect you will be responsible for designing and delivering quality technical solutions which are fit for purpose across a variety of projects. As the Technical Architect you will take ownership of technical delivery while providing strong technical leadership within project and pre sales environments.


Main Responsibilities

Responsible for successful delivery of the technical content of solutions that are overall fit for purpose. Delivery incorporates requirements capture, design, construction, testing, implementation and ongoing operation.
Operating within Agile environments
Liaises with clients as required, presenting a professional image of Kainos.
Works with Solution Architects to define overall solution concepts and architectures.
Responsible for detailed design of solutions that are scaleable, resilient, open, efficient, secure, and cost-effective.
Ensures that all implementation decisions are both technically and commercially viable.
Produces commercially viable estimates for technical work.
Leads technical review activities within project.
Identifies and resolves potential problems as early as possible.
Maintains a current knowledge of relevant technology developments and standards. Proactively shares knowledge.
Delivers valuable advice, guidance and thought leadership to clients on use of technology.
Identifies ways to improve Kainos effectiveness in solution design and implementation.


The Ideal Candidate

Demonstrable experience of providing Technical Architecture in large web projects.
Understanding of Agile methodology and demonstrable experience of delivering projects within an Agile environment
Experience of complete project life cycle, with specific emphasis on design, construction, testing and tools and methods.
Sound understanding of tools, design methodologies and best practice.
Competence in three or more architectures and/or technologies having successfully applied them in a commercial environment.
Good understanding and application of quality practices as applied to Kainos solutions.
Sound understanding of solutions deployment and operation as well as functionality.
Sound understanding of security, performance tuning, capacity planning, resilience, and availability across heterogeneous architectures
Job reference information
Advertiser Kainos
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Telephone (Please reference IT Job Board when calling)
Reference kainos/TP/39/25
Job reference information
Salary Excellent Salary
Location Swansea
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 02-Jul-2014
Last Updated Date 21-Jul-2014
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