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Software Architect

Location: CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 55,000.00-65,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Technology Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: X3-236926

Software Architect




Key Responsibilities

  • Interact with several key roles in the company including other System Architects, Product Managers, developers, test teams and other delivery functions.
  • Lead the design thinking of the applications from a software level evaluating what tools and products best fit the wider aspirations of the company
  • Balance the “here and now” application requirements against the strategic architecture directions set out by lead system architect.
  • Ability to assist in code design reviews where needed to ensure quality whilst avoiding complexity working with the team.
  • Collaboration will be key with a strong requirement to become familiar with skills and interests in the development team and align architecture decisions with the team’s interests very much at the forefront.
  • Technically support the projects that will embed the application from inception to product releases and development enhancements.
  • Research, evaluate and select technologies for the implementation of each component and connections to the components (integration).
  • Create unified software architecture standards in the company.
  • Control the architecture during the next iteration of a system release.
  • Work with the Lead System Architect to ensure the software architecture aligns with the overall solution architecture direction. 
  • Resolve disputes and trade-offs at software architecture level.
  • Document all work in accordance with agreed standards.
  • Link to Configuration Control for all architectural documents produced including version control. 

Skills and Experience


  • Broad understanding of how Large-Scale infrastructures, systems, applications, distributed databases and their requirements work together.
  • Excellent and proven knowledge in programming and in several technological stacks
  • Excellent and proven experience in leading design decisions around evolving existing applications and introducing new products and ways of thinking from a software perspective
  • Deep and broad technical knowledge of software architecture and generic understanding of high-level architecture principles
  • Experience of working as part of a wider architecture team and awareness of the different layers of architecture
  • Strong experience in the ability to compose a large number of technical documentation, reports and diagrams.
  • Ability to assess effort, risk, costs and complexity for software solutions
  • Good communication skills with the ability to relate to various audiences
  • Excellent understanding and experience of hardware infrastructure implementation and low-level working principles
  • Strong experience in application security and how code level principles dove tail into the overall security strategy.
  • Ability to assess COTS applications and oversee the implementation of associated tools and products



  • Ability to maintain full-stack software applications (Java, JavaScript, Angular, TypeScript)
  • Ability to understand at code level Java, C#, Unity, Docker, PostgreSQL.
  • Understanding of large distributed, data sharing systems deployed over large distances
  • Experience managing and deploying software and Operating System updates/upgrades over IP.
  • Experience with Cyber-Security strategies and implementation
  • Experience in software verification and validation including functional, regression, scenario, load, usability, stress, performance and automated testing.
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