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Solutions Architect

APSI is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Solutions Architect to guide and support our software development teams. This role will be responsible for the overall architecture and standards across the enterprise. The solutions architect will focus on 3 main areas: Strategy: Working closely with product & engineering leadership across the organisation to design and plan technical solutions to support critical business initiatives. Leadership: They will establish patterns and best practices to develop maturity in architecture across all teams in the organization. R&D: Taking the lead in research & development of new technologies and addressing major technical challenges within the organization.
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The solutions architect will focus on 3 main areas:

  • Strategy: Working closely with product & engineering leadership across the organisation to design and plan technical solutions to support critical business initiatives.
  • Leadership: They will establish patterns and best practices to develop maturity in architecture across all teams in the organization.
  • R&D: Taking the lead in research & development of new technologies and addressing major technical challenges within the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Guides the strategic design and architecture of new and existing systems across multiple environments and business units in line with the corporate objectives and principles
  • Lead special projects to research & develop solutions to address major challenges or opportunities.
  • Lead solutioning, ideation, and design processes with engineering & product teams.
  • Establishing and implementing standards for technical design and architecture
  • Sets high level direction based on knowledge of technology standards, and alignment to our business
  • Work closely with the platform team in the design of a high performing suite of services and integrations
  • Assist in defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, and conducting buy vs build analysis.
  • Communicates the architecture to the stakeholders and collaborates and coordinates with existing domain architects in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures.
  • Directly assists in the development of a solutions architecture program including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for systems architecture.
  • Ensures solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the established principles and guidelines for the organization.
  • Experience designing highly performant scalable and extensible backend architectures, congruent with micro services topologies.
  • Good understanding of design considerations for asynchronous/synchronous backend services, interoperability of these systems, message brokers, event streaming technologies, and related protocols.
  • Capacity to analyse legacy systems architectures, identify deficits, and develop a progressive approach to modernize and improve the reference architecture.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or technology related field
  • Proven experience in engineering and software architecture design. Specifically in the area of high-performance service oriented & event driven systems.
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience with knowledge of multiple programming languages/frameworks (C# .NET, Golang, Node.js, Java)
  • Expert knowledge of Domain Driven Design
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to produce artefacts describing complex systems & concepts
  • Strong architectural background (must have broad experience in multiple languages, platforms, databases etc.)
  • Experience and expertise with Agile & DevOps methodologies and tools
  • Expert in working within cloud-native environments (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience in Kubernetes, docker and Redhat Openshift
  • Ability to develop and leverage strategic business relationships across the organization and externally
  • Open to international travel 4-5 times per year.

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So, you want to join the A-team and drive APSI to the next level? If so, then we'd love to hear from you. We are on the lookout for talented people who want to do things a little differently and create amazing work.

Note: Given the large volume of applications, if you do not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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