Cambridge, UK

Technical Architect

The Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Technical Architect to join our ever-growing Product Delivery function here at Featurespace, to be based out of our Cambridge office.

Our Technical Architects help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by taking responsibility for designing the technical solution for the deployment of our ARIC platform for our largest and most complex customer engagements; working closely with our commercial and delivery teams to ensure successful deployments. The role is highly technical in its nature but requires strong consultative skills combined with business and commercial acumen to ensure business value for our customers.

Day to Day

  • Responsible for the technical scoping, architecture/solution definition, and design of customer deployments of our ARIC solution
  • Act as a technical designer and solution architect between our commercial and project delivery teams and the customer
  • Work closely with our Presales and SME/BA teams to understand and clarify the functional requirements of the solution that our customers want
  • Work alongside our commercial and project delivery teams to ensure the successful implementation of the solution for our customers
  • Architect solutions for deployment in the public cloud (AWS and Azure), private cloud and customer data centres
  • Design for performance to ensure throughput and latency requirements are met
  • Design for security to ensure ISO 27001 and/or PCI DSS requirements are met
  • Sizing of architecture and infrastructure for distributed large-scale processing
  • Identifying recurring technical architecture requirements and feeding those into the core ARIC product development roadmap
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About you

  • Demonstrable experience in architecting large-scale IT deployments, ideally as a systems integrator or technology vendor serving an external customer
  • Broad technology knowledge, with an emphasis on Public and Private cloud computing, with good expertise in Amazon Web Services
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of industry technologies for storage, networking, and processing
  • Software engineering experience and good knowledge of one or more programming languages (Java and python preferred) would be a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of SDLC and IT frameworks like ITIL, TOGAF, Agile, ELMO a plus
  • Knowledge of secure processing environments, ISO27001 and PCI DSS a plu.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure and think analytically
  • Must have strong consultative skills and the ability to communicate well internally and with customers, adapting fluidly to different audiences – ranging from highly technical personnel to non-technical business owners
  • Must enjoy working in a team of like-minded and intelligent people to solve complex problems
  • Ability to adapt and stretch capabilities and skills to meet the business needs of a fast-growing technology firm
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and prioritise appropriately

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • A focus on personal achievement and responsibility
  • Passion to learn new skills and technologies
  • Attention to detail, excellence, and quality
  • Enthusiasm and an open mindset
  • Can-do attitude

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

Please note: we are only able to accept applications from people who are already eligible to work in the UK. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact careers@featurespace.com

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