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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2023-04-29 23:00:00


Software Architect - Research and Engineering

  • The role 


    PwC and Invest NI have invested £40M in a new Advanced Research and Engineering Centre  (ARC) based in our brand new state of the art office in Belfast.  Our team of software specialists collaborate with business experts and academics to design, develop and launch products to support the Operate business. We are building a suite of connected and intelligent capabilities, adopting new and emerging technologies, and using the latest Agile and DevOps approaches to maximise our effectiveness.  We now have the opportunity for a Software Architect to join our team working on greenfield projects. You will be joining our inclusive team that  brings together diverse perspectives, making this a great place to innovate, have fun and to grow.


    We are looking for a Software Architect who will design and develop our software architecture to deliver a platform of reusable digital capabilities. As the Software Architect you will partner with our Cloud Architect and consult with other technical experts across the business. Your blueprints will be used by our Solutions Architects and Lead Developers to design and build the platform and products  to meet the needs of our business.    


    • Design and build the software architectural blueprints for the ARC platform and related projects. 

    • Bring your knowledge of leading edge technologies to design a platform that is flexible, secure and robust. 

    • Work with a wide range of stakeholders including Business sponsors, Product Managers and other Technologists to deliver our vision, securing their endorsement.

    • Work collaboratively with the Cloud Architect to ensure all key architectural elements are addressed, such as software, security, data, environments, and alignment to PwC policy. 

    • Consult with Solution Architects and Lead Developers as they implement your blueprints. 

    • Innovate whilst selecting the best tools and emerging technologies.

    • Support the department leads to set the strategy, grow the team  and manage the software factory operation.


    Skills and experience 

    • Experience as a Software Architect or similar.  

    • Deep understanding of a variety of technologies, platforms and architectural best practice. 

    • Evidence of architecting quality software products.   

    • Good understanding of emerging technologies.

    • Relevant coding experience is beneficial - C#, .NET Framework, Python, Angular, MicroServices, Cloud Capabilities 

    • Mentoring and coaching experience.



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