Solution Architect (DEFRA)

November 14, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Solution Architect (DEFRA)

Company: Amber Labs

Job description: Job Title: Solution Architect

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Solution/ApplicationArchitect to join our team. This role will involve designing, implementing, and supporting solutions and applications, focusing on cloud-based technologies, integration, and architecture governance. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the development and execution of agile architecture and engineering practices, with a specific focus on the International Trade domain. This position requires deep knowledge and expertise in technologies, including but not limited to Azure, integration, security, and data management.

Key Responsibilities: * Service and Solution Design: Lead the design and development of innovative solutions and services to meet the needs of our international trade and compliance domain.

  • Agile Architecture/GDS Delivery Ways of Working: Implement and promote agile architecture and Government Digital Service (GDS) delivery methods to ensure efficient and effective project delivery.
  • Solution Options and Recommendations: Evaluate and recommend optimal solutions, technologies, and approaches to meet project requirements.
  • Engaging with External Contractors/Vendors: Collaborate with external partners, contractors, and vendors to ensure the successful implementation of architectural solutions.
  • Documenting Solutions: Create comprehensive documentation for architectural designs, ensuring clear and effective communication of technical details.
  • Support to Delivery Teams: Provide guidance and support to project delivery teams, ensuring that architectural best practices are followed.
  • Plan and Support Migration Activities: Develop migration plans and assist in the seamless transition of solutions into live operation.
  • Support Service Design and Transition: Collaborate with the service design team to ensure that architectural considerations are integrated into live operations.

Application/Integration Architecture:

  • Design integration solutions and interfaces based on project design activities.

Architecture Governance and Assurance:

  • Ensure compliance with Authority architecture principles, standards, patterns, and guardrails.
  • Provide assurance for solution and technical designs.
  • Oversee the governance process for technical artifacts.

Technologies (May include but are not limited to):

  • Cloud (Azure)
  • Integration & Security (Azure Service Bus, APIM, EventHub, Azure AD)
  • Data (Cosmos, SQL, Redis, Data Lake)
  • Development & Architecture (Azure DevOps, .NET/Node-based Microservices, AKS)

Business Domain:

  • International trade regulations
  • Import and export processes
  • Certification, inspection, risk, audit, and compliance processes

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Information Technology).
  • Proven experience as a Solution/Application Architect, with a focus on Azure technologies.
  • Knowledge of agile and GDS delivery practices.
  • Strong understanding of integration and security technologies.
  • Previous experience in data management and cloud-based architecture.
  • Familiarity with development and architecture tools (e.g., Azure DevOps).
  • Knowledge of international trade and compliance processes is a plus.

Location: Remote

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience. The application deadline is [Specify the deadline].

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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· Join a rapidly expanding startup where personal growth is a part of our DNA.

· Benefit from a flexible work environment focused on deliverable outcomes.

· Receive private medical insurance through Aviva.

· Enjoy the benefits of a company pension plan through Nest.

· 25 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.

· Access Perkbox, a global employee rewards platform offering discounts, perks, and wellness resources.

· Participate in a generous employee referral program.

· A highly collaborative and collegial environment with opportunities for career advancement.

· Be encouraged to take bold steps and embrace a mindset of experimentation.

· Choose your preferred device, PC or Mac.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Here at Amber Labs, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace for all. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion includes:

· Valuing the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of all employees and creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and valued.

· Prohibiting all forms of harassment, bullying, discrimination, and victimisation and promoting a culture of dignity and respect for all.

· Educating all new hires on our Diversity and Inclusion policies and ensuring they are aware of their rights and responsibilities to create a safe and inclusive workplace.

· By taking these steps, we are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our employees and communities.

Expected salary:

Location: United Kingdom

Job date: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 23:27:36 GMT

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