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Software Architect - Bristol

Technical Engineering
Ref: 7284 Date Posted: Wednesday 10 Jul 2024
Software Architect
Location:                 Bristol
Salary:                      Up to £80,000 – Dependant on experience
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to 21%, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave, enhanced parental leave.
We’re working with an award-winning, engineering organisation, who are looking for a Software Architect who will be the author of the full software architecture working with the software delivery teams to define and monitor the Structural and Temporal Architecture including the Internal/External interfaces of the product to meet requirements.
The Software Architect role
  • Identify, document and be responsible for the design drivers for the software solution e.g. real-time performance, safety, security, user experience, simplicity, reusability, and flexibility.
  • Produce derived and emergent requirements capturing the assumptions and rationale.
  • Define the architecture to a point where the implementation decisions do not affect the integrity of the architecture.
Collaboration is critical within this role from working closely with other Architects, Technical Experts and wider engineering key contacts, supporting the wider design activities and reviews.
You will also have the opportunity to influence the SE Technology Strategy, Software Product Lines, new technologies, obsolescence, new methods and tools, by considering longer-term architectural strategies by being part of special interest groups and communities of interests.
You would be working with technology that is at the forefront of European system design, helping to develop safe, secure and reliable products that our customers can depend upon.
Software Architect experience required
  • 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 guidance, clearly articulate software architecture solutions and collaborate with software developers.
  • Able to communicate clearly and precisely at different levels, including influencing collaborators and internal customers.
  • An advocate for 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.
This is a great opportunity to secure a position as a Software Architect where you will work with a fantastic business with steady controlled growth, offering dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
Due to the nature of the business, this particular vacancy requires all applicants as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels required by the business.
Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.
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