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Technical Architect

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Recruiter: DCSLSoftware
Listed on: 16th November 2020
Location: Farnborough / Central London
Salary/Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We have an opening for a Technical Architect to join our team. As a Technical Architect, you will be an expert Developer, comfortable mentoring and teaching others and leading the technical implementation of very difficult projects alongside the Solution Architect. You will be logical, ahead of others with bleeding edge technologies and proficient with code reviews. You will have excellent database design skills, and understanding of coding implications associated with this, ensuring code is consistent with DCSL's style and patterns.
You will be working with C# and the .Net Core framework to develop bespoke software for a range of clients.
What you'll do:
As a Technical Architect, you will be involved in designing, developing and maintaining a variety of bespoke software systems. Your duties will include:

Understanding customer requirements, either via handover from Solution Architect or directly from the client where appropriate
Providing reliable development estimates throughout the requirement/specification process
Keeping Solution Architects updated with cutting-edge development tools and methodologies
Producing a prototype/wireframe and/or writing user stories/functional specification documents to company standards within an agreed timeframe
Leading technical aspects of complex projects, including code reviews and code architecture, ensuring the final product follows DCSL's style and pattern
Managing with QA the design and execution of test plans and regression tests and generally ensuring the quality of the end product
Managing multiple projects concurrently
Mentoring and managing a technical team, teaching others how to do complex coding

Occasionally the Technical Architect may have to:

Meet with customers to understand their requirements, but mostly this will be done by the Solution Architect;
Participate in pre-sales activities;
Travel to meet customers

Experience & Skills:

Expert knowledge of .NET (core), C#
Exceptional hands on experience of ASP.NET (core) WebApi and MVC
Deep experience and in-depth knowledge of ORM systems such as EF (core), Dapper, nHibernate, etc.
Comprehensive knowledge and use of modern Javascript development: frameworks such as Vue.js, React, Angular; Build tools/task runners such as Webpack, Gulp, Grunt
Good understanding of HTML5, 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
Very strong 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
Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to keep teams moving forward
An awareness of the project budget and commercial constraints
Superior development skills and the ability to identify reusable code opportunities
Handling customer interactions with patience and calmness; an understanding that technical knowledge is different between you and them, and that they may become frustrated

We are hiring for this in either our Head Office in Farnborough, which is a 10 minute walk from Farnborough Main station and close to the town centre and local amenities, or in our Central London office, which is a 10-minute walk from Waterloo stations or 5-minutes from Southwark.
Initially this role will be remote, in-line with lock-down and social distancing guidelines, which will be consistently reviewed.
Salary & Benefits:
Annual salary of up to £75,000 (dependent on experience) with an additional benefits package, including:

25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
Employer matched contributory pension scheme
Flexible working opportunities
Healthcare Scheme - Helping towards the costs of medical, dental, eye care and more
Life Insurance and Critical Illness Cover
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 and access to a Technology learning platform
Tastecard+ Membership
1 extra day off a year, for charity work of your choice
Cycle to Work Scheme - Want to cycle to work? We can help towards the cost of a new bike!
Fitness activities (Various clubs and other sports-related activities as well as discounts on gym memberships)
Free hot and cold refreshments
Fresh fruit delivered weekly from local suppliers
Pizza Fridays - After every company meeting, we order pizza
Social events and a range of other 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.