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About the Job
We have an opening for a Solution Architect to join our London Waterloo or Farnborough office. As a Solution Architect, you will have expert knowledge of C# and a passion and flair for working directly with clients, helping them to define their requirements, and conceptually designing software. You will know what is and is not possible and will use this knowledge to help and guide clients.
As a Solution Architect at DCSL Software, you will be given the opportunity to be exposed to new tech, interesting and varied projects, as well as continued opportunities for career development.
DCSL Software is a leading UK software house, developing bespoke operational software, as well as SaaS solutions.
The team consistently delivers across all industries including established businesses and start-ups. We work with many well-known household names and have over two decades of successful projects. Our award-winning company is growing rapidly and is recognised as the top UK software house based on client reviews and industry recognition.
As a Solution Architect, you will be involved in designing, developing and maintaining a variety of bespoke software systems. Your duties will include:
Conducting requirements gathering sessions with clients, sometimes in a consultative manner. These will predominantly be face to face, but on occasions may be conducted via video conference
Providing reliable development estimates throughout the requirement/specification process
Producing prototypes/wireframes and writing user stories and/or functional specification documents to company standards within an agreed timeframe
Leading technical design sessions and writing technical design documents when requested;
Managing with QA the design and execution of test plans and regression tests and generally ensuring a quality solution is delivered;
Accurately reporting the project status at weekly management meetings;
Taking ownership and responsibility for the successful delivery of projects.
Occasionally the Solution Architect may have to:
Participate in pre-sales activities
Conduct appraisals and other HR related duties
Travel to meet customers
Create the conceptual software design and then hand over to a Technical Architect for the in-depth development work.
Experience and Skills
Expert knowledg of .NET(core), C#
Hands on experience of ASP.NET(core) WebApi, MVC
Hands on experience of ORM systems such as EF(core), Dapper, nHibernate, etc
Good understanding of HTML5 and CSS
Expert knowledge of SQL Server, TSQL, Stored Procedures and generally a very good understanding of relational databases
An understanding of Xamarin and mobile application development
Good and up to date understanding of Cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, etc), and related services/technologies
Working knowledge of Agile and particularly Scrum
Knowledge of good testing practice, automated and manual
The role also requires:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
An ability to explain technical details/limitations clearly to customers
Pragmatism when faced with issues
The ability to work collaboratively within a remotely located team environment and deliver under aggressive timelines
An awareness of the project budget and commercial constraints
An ability to visualise and explain the difference between UX tools and their functionality, which can only come from a deep understanding of the various options
An ability to show empathy with customers and act calmly and professionally when faced with their frustrations if they arise.
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary of up to £75,000 (dependent upon experience) with an additional benefits package, including:
25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
Employer matched contributory pension scheme
Healthcare Scheme - Helping towards the costs of medical, dental, eye care and more
Maternity Leave - Fantastic maternity leave allowance of 20 weeks full-pay, followed by 19 weeks of statutory pay (Paternity leave is 2 weeks full-pay)
Dedicated learning hours - An annual allowance of hours for learning and development, with access to a Technology learning platform
Tastecard+ Membership - Save money on restaurants, cinema trips and days out!
Cycle to Work Scheme - Want to cycle to work? We can help towards the cost of a new bike
Fitness activities - Weekly workout sessions, running club, football and other sports-related activities
1 day off a year for charity work of your choice
Free refreshments - A range of hot and cold drinks available in our kitchen for you to enjoy
Fresh fruit - Delivered weekly from local suppliers
Pizza Fridays - After every company meeting, we order pizza!
Social events and activities arranged throughout the year
Why Join DCSL Software?
Opportunity to work on full life-cycle development projects that are fast paced, interesting and technically challenging
Work with the latest technologies in the Microsoft Development stack (i.e. .NET Core)
Join a very established organisation with outstanding career progression opportunities
As a Microsoft partner, DCSL support your professional development and will assist you in gaining or updating relevant Microsoft qualifications
If interested, please click the apply now button!