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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-09-29 23:00:00


Platform Architect

  • Job description

    Our Operate business helps organisations transform and run complex operational processes that often create challenges and hinder their progress. Harnessing the power of tech and data to drive performance, Operate brings together innovative minds with a distinctive mix of subject matter knowledge and operational skills to deliver results that make the difference. We work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide in delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions.  Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow's skills to drive success for our clients today.  


    The Role 


    We’ve invested £40m into the creation of our Advanced Research and Engineering Centre in Belfast, part funded by Invest NI. We’re creating a team of engineers and technologists who’ll work within a bigger innovation ecosystem, including government, University academia and business, to help our clients take giant leaps, rather than incremental steps.


    This role sits within our Advanced Research and Engineering Centre, based in Belfast, delivering pivotal breakthroughs to uncover the next generation of operational technology. As part of a team of innovative thinkers, you’ll work together to design solutions that will define the next decade and beyond.


    As Platform Architect, responsibilities will include;


    •  Designing comprehensive computer systems for our new software products. 

    • Owning and building the platform architectural blueprints for the Advanced Research and Engineering Centre and beyond. 

    • Owning and maintaining the software and application architectural standards and blueprints.

    • Leading on new greenfield projects using the latest technologies in an exciting period of change and growth.

    • Defining our technical strategy, aligning it to the needs of our unit, and the wider technical and business functions.

    • Considering solutions from technical, business and commercial perspectives.

    • Ensuring the technical systems and infrastructure are designed to support business requirements.

    • Providing support in application, enterprise and data architecture. 

    • Reviewing and applying the best modern practice, including methodologies such as TOGAF. 

    • Building guidelines and frameworks for development teams.

    • Building appropriate Governance and approval processes.

    • Engaging with Architects in the wider firm to drive convergence and best practice.

    • Leading from the front, steering the technical direction, helping to develop those around you and contributing proactively to personal and product development. 


    Skills and experience

    • Experience as a Platform Architect or Lead Engineer with extensive design / architectural experience

    • In depth understanding of modern cloud architecture, microservices, data and best industry practices on system design - Cloud (any of Azure (Microsoft Azure) / AWS (Amazon Web Services) / GCP (Google Cloud Platform) / Hybrid Cloud

    • Broad technical infrastructure experience at scale covering compute, storage, networking and security disciplines

    • Experience of automating infrastructure and solutions at scale

    • Software development knowledge


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