Head of Technical Architecture

Java Source
City of London, London
£120,000 per annum
18 May 2019
01 Jun 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Head of Technical Architect (Software Vendor)

Location: Central London (some WFH)
Salary: circa £130 - £140k plus bonus & great benefits

We are looking for a Head of Technical Architecture for the London offices of a global software vendor. They have circa 300 product / development staff split across 11 delivery centres worldwide & they are working on the delivery of multiple web based applications. Reporting directly to the CTO they need someone to primarily support their ongoing transition to a microservices architecture & the adoption of leading cloud based technologies.

Key responsibilities:

- Provide leadership and direction to the technical leads across the software / product development business unit - dispersed globally but with a focus on US, Indian & European resources.
- Ensure the teams adopt best practice across all product development especially where it comes to their dependence on common microservices and their implementation of continuous delivery.
- Operate at the cutting edge of new technologies, validating their suitability & translating their benefits to the future of the product development activities.
- Work closely with key stakeholders to define product strategy & roadmaps to ensure their scalability, reliability, performance & cost efficiency.

Experience you're likely to bring:

- Previous experience providing architectural direction to multiple software product teams.
- A depth of experience working with microservices based architectures.
- A depth of experience working with API based web applications (multi-tenant) utilising the leading cloud technologies.
- Agile, Agile, Agile.
- Strong knowledge of current technologies & future trends (you'll get to go to all the events!!), especially regarding cloud technologies e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform.
- Strong knowledge of development best practices especially continuous delivery, DevOps etc.
- Someone who fosters a collaborative environment **this is absolutely key**
- High intellect & a focus on continuous learning.

Despite the global operations the travel in this role is not extensive. Most of the meetings are carried out remotely & at sensible times of the day (India in the morning / US in the afternoon). Also, it is helped that the leadership for the product teams is centred from the London office.

If you're potentially interested please give me a call for a confidential discussion ... or drop me through your CV of course! Many thanks.

Key words: Head of Product Architecture, Lead Product Architect, Lead Technical Architect, Lead Software Architect, Micro services, Microservices, Micro-services, SOA, Agile, SCRUM, Continuous Delivery, CI, CD, DevOps, API, Secure APIs, Cloud Platforms, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform etc.

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