Software Architect

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1359273

 Job Description

This role plays a significant part in aligning the product vision and engineering efforts with the strategic direction of the company.

Position Overview

The Software Architect is responsible for a range of Strategic, Technical Leadership and Delivery focused activities.

The role is responsible for the leading design and development activities associated with the Cayan Payment Gateway.  As part of a dynamic and exciting development center, the Software Architect will primarily work with C# and .Net, whilst utilizing state-of-the-art software development techniques, including Behavioral Driven Development and Continuous Delivery.

The role is required to build relationships and provide leadership in a variety of situations, across project types, with teams ranging from one to many.  This role plays a significant part in aligning the architecture and technology vision with the strategic direction of the company, ensuring appropriate application of this vision within the development organization

 

Position Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership Responsibilities

  • Participate in the definition and validation of technical guidance. E.g. architecture principles, styles, policies and standards
  • Coach and Mentor engineering staff in the effective and pragmatic application of software design principles and coding best practices
  • Produce and maintain useful and usable documentation of work, and contribute regularly to the general Cayan Engineering body of knowledge
  • Build a strategic network of partnerships and relationships with individuals inside and outside of the engineering organization

Strategic & Enterprise Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the definition of technical strategy and formal architecture for the Cayan Payment Gateway
  • Make architectural decisions that impacts the entire Cayan Payment Gateway platform
  • Monitor new technologies, applications of technology, or ways to synthesize technologies into strategic opportunities.
  • Contribute to build vs. buy decisions.
  • Pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in enterprise systems, and effectively advocate for appropriate solutions to weaknesses

 

Delivery Responsibilities

  • Lead Architecture and Design activities throughout the delivery lifecycle for the Cayan Payment Gateway
  • Verify code quality and implementation alignment with design decisions and platform guidance
  • Create core components to address platform level concern
  • Participate in coding activities that are in support of design outcomes – up to 50% of time depending on project

 

Required Skills:

  • BSc or MSc or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in software and application architecture
  • Recent experience software design and coding, with emphasis on integration/ Services / external facing API platforms
  • Extensive experience with C# / .Net.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML / XSLT, SQL, database design, message-oriented-middleware, caching, and systems integration
  • Hands on experience identifying and resolving performance and scalability issues for both web-based applications and databases
  • Familiar with diverse, complex problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions or alternatives
  • Proven experience translating Business Requirements into solutions
  • Technical leader and coach, aware of applicability of new technologies

 

Qualifications

  • Can work at an abstract level and create abstractions that clarify and contribute to system integrity across the enterprise
  • Tolerant of ambiguity, good at resolving uncertainty and setting direction
  • Willing to backtrack, seek multiple solutions and experiment to validate approaches
  • Creative, Investigative, Innovative, Insightful and able to make technical leaps, finding novel solutions
  • Excels at grasping existing code, and identifying opportunities to improve and to integrate with existing code
  • Effective and comfortable working with high-level management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including proven success in working with stakeholders with a wide range of technical knowledge
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is growing rapidly and constantly addressing the inherent challenges.

 

Note: candidates must be eligible to work in the UK on a full time and permanent basis.

 

Benefits

In addition to a very competitive salary we also provide an excellent benefits package including: 

  • private medical care
  • health cash plan
  • contributory pension
  • life insurance
  • income protection

You also get to work in an award winning office and enjoy 25 days annual leave + 10 public holidays in addition to many other little perks such as lunch every other Friday, fresh fruit and more.

 

For more information, please visit cayan.com/engineering