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Software Architect - Stevenage

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 5460 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Nov 2023
Software Architect
Salary: Up to circa £70,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus of up to 21.25% 
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review 
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase) 
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking. 
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities 
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Software Architect. The company are an award-winning business who invest heavily in their staff, offering training, personal development and career progression opportunities. With a long order book, they are a stable business who have been growing over a number of years. 
The Software Architect role 
This is a rare chance to work on a ‘blue sky’ development with very few constraints. You will use modern technologies and frameworks, development environment, tool set, and methodology including a focus on CI/CD and automation.
A great opportunity to design and deliver the next generation of software test solutions. The project will provide a software test solution for all of our major upcoming systems including the Future Combat Air System and the Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon. This project needs a Software Architect to drive the software design, working as part of a team of developers to deliver this critical capability.
You will be part of a highly dynamic and engaging team, creating a motivating and enjoyable working environment and culture. Being agile and adaptive, the team will work closely to understand and deliver each new feature and version.
The opportunity for mentorship and guidance from more experienced Software Architects is available if desired.
Software Architect experience required
A practicing Software Architect or someone with strong software design skills looking to take the next jump in their career to becoming a Software Architect.
  • A strong technical practitioner, comfortable with making important architectural and design decisions.
  • Knowledge of modern and established software architecture techniques and design patterns.
  • Able to provide technical mentorship, clearly articulate software architecture solutions and collaborate with software developers.
  • Able to communicate clearly and accurately at different levels, including influencing partners and internal customers.
  • A proponent of the benefits of key software engineering practices like continuous integration and good design.
  • Able to assess and communicate the trade-offs between various aspects of a Software Architecture with a focus on design rationale.
  • An understanding of software abstraction layers and the software stack.
  • The experience to define and influence the tools, frameworks and technologies used.
  • A strong programming background, preferably with experience in more than one language.
Software Architect opportunity
  • The chance to take ownership of the design for a key capability product, starting from a ‘blank sheet’ with the opportunity to craft the solution in its entirety.
  • An encouraging and supportive working environment enabling you to develop and grow your career in a company with expanding horizons.
  • Personal development through various learning and development initiatives and a mentor scheme to keep your skills at the forefront of software engineering.
  • The Software Product Lines and Capability department are made up of a number of small teams providing key capabilities and technical excellence across our project delivery software departments – joining a committed and expert team of Architects, Technical Experts and DevOps Engineers.
  • An opportunity to take part in special interest groups and communities of practice to improve the way we develop and deliver software in a variety of subjects.
This company can offer you a fantastic chance to grow, develop and fulfil your career within a dynamic engineering environment and provide ongoing training, development, and progression opportunities. 
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