Software / Solution Architect

Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
55,000 to 65,000 DOE
04 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Software / Solution Architect - £55,000 to £65,000 DOE We are seeking a Software Architect who has successfully scaled and shipped software to support a high growth technology company. This position involves the recruitment and management of a development team plus the re-architecting of the current solutions. You need to be able to transition from initial hands-on development into architecture and operational management and grow the team. You'll have a thorough understanding of modern, full-stack web development and be a passionate advocate for the use of unit and integration testing. A strong understanding of best practices for code design and testing should be a given. The successful candidate will be expected to form opinions on the technical direction of the company then recruit the right team and identify the right resources required to implement their vision. To succeed in this role you’ll need a track record in managing software development; expert project- and man-management skills are vital. You will be expected to: Get hands on with code Lead the development of new, and extend existing, functionality Have exposure to designing and delivering high scale solution architectures Recruit, setup and manage a high performance team Create and automate a multi-stage testing/staging/production environment Define standards and methodologies while gathering the requirements Communicate and report to stakeholders Continually strive to improve the tools, technologies and approaches we use Mentoring team members in best practices Present clear forecasts and technical roadmaps and execute. Technical Skills required: Intimate knowledge of the whole web stack Expert knowledge of AWS or Google Cloud Strong PHP Enterprise level exposure Expertise in continuous integration with Jenkins or Travis Linux systems administration Familiar with client side frameworks Expert knowledge of Wordpress or similar Multivariate testing About Us You would be working with a mix of technical and journalistic talent and runs several news sites which generate over 5 million page views a day. Our ambition is to increase this 10 fold which is why we need you The client is based in Staffordshire and is within 1 hours commute of Lichfield, Tamworth, Birmingham, Stafford, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Burton-on-Trent and Wolverhampton . The company have free onsite parking and are located 5 minutes from the train station. In addition the company will consider candidates willing to relocate from the UK and EU. If you are interested and would like some more information please call Ian on 01925820555 or email a copy of your CV to Urgent role - please apply now Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role. This job was originally posted as

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