Technical Architect

The agency's purpose is to create growth and value for our clients, their customers and our people.  We are building a world where digital experiences connect, serve and sell more. We lead in our field, so you can lead in yours.

 

The Team

 

The technology team is the delivery workhorse of the agency and has expertise in the design, architecture, implementation, validation and optimisation of high-availability, high-capacity websites, integrations and digital experiences.

 

We are recognised experts in the implementation and use of Episerver products covering E-Commerce, Content Management, Customer Data and Marketing Automation. We have 10 Episerver certified developers and our team comprises of 2 Episerver Most Valuable Professionals (from only 50 worldwide) who are recognised for their product and industry expertise.   

 

The team has 4 functions split across the full technology delivery lifecycle: Architecture, Development, Quality Assurance and Support.

 

The Architecture function is a team of experienced technologists, who play a lead role in our technology delivery acting as the bridge between the client and our delivery teams.

 

Purpose of the role

 

The Technical Architect is involved from the formative stages of a project right the way through to delivery. The Technical Architect role is responsible for collecting and distilling functional and non-functional requirements into an overall solution design and acts as the main technical point of contact for a project. The TA will lead multiple projects at any given time.

 
Key Outcomes of the role
 
  • Successful technical responses to proposals and client requests
  • Quality, robust and feasible technical solutions in response to client briefs and requests
  • Well planned and executed technical delivery, including start-up/ requirement gathering / due diligence and implementation phases
  • Best practise delivery, ensuring technical standards are maintained, upheld and improved
  • Mentor, support and grow direct reports and team members

 

Critical Success Factors
 
  • Well-communicated technical vision, to clients and internal teams
  • Well executed projects delivered in a timely nature and to a high standard
  • Strong relationship with the Technical Lead / Delivery Manager to support and advise through the implementation phase
  • Strong relationship with Clients / Client Partners to proactively deliver great value for them
 
Your main relationships   

 

  • Client
  • Client Services
  • Delivery Manager / Business Analyst
  • Digital Experience team
  • Technical Lead
 
Day to Day Activities

 

  • Writing responses and pitch presentations
  • Providing estimates and technical responses for client briefs
  • Work with external technology suppliers to define and understand solutions
  • Writing and maintaining solution architecture / technical documentation
  • Creation of user stories
  • Attend daily stand-ups, with multiple delivery teams to assure progress
  • Producing project and delivery plans with delivery managers and technical leads

 

What we need

 

The skillset required to excel in this role is broad, with the right individual needing to demonstrate strong capabilities in the following areas: 

 

Skills 

 

  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Be able to breakdown complex technical projects into discrete tasks
  • Ability to accurately estimate, appropriate to the level of detail supplied
  • Ability to manage your time and workload effectively
  • Proven ability to negotiate Statements of Work and contracts – effectively forecasting and scoping work with teams in close collaboration with Delivery Management
  • Be prepared to go the extra mile to deliver successful outcomes

 

Knowledge 

 

  • Knowledge of design patterns, object-oriented, service-oriented architectures and distributed application development
  • Practical knowledge of best practises and standards for .NET development
  • Knowledge of the Marketing Technology landscape and the application of solutions to support customer centric digital experiences
  • Knowledge of project management and delivery methodologies such as PRINCE 2 and Agile / Scrum
  • Knowledge of Industry best-practise and current innovation

 

Experience 

 

  • 8+ years of software development experience with a minimum of 3 year of client facing experience
  • 3+ years of working with web-based technologies
  • Experience designing the architecture of a system (tools: Visio, LucidChart, Enterprise Architect)
  • Specific experience managing complex website builds with multiple work streams and projects
  • Experience with modern web architectures and best practices: performance, security, cloud,  mobile-first, web services, CMS platforms, headless architectures, etc.
  • Experience and comfort working with multiple clients /projects and cross-functional teams (e.g., UX/Creative/Strategy )
  • Experience of team management or team leadership
 
It would be extra nice if you had

 

  • Experience working with the Episerver Digital Experience Platform / Suite of products
  • Experience in architecting modern single page applications using client-side frameworks such as React, Vue or Angular
  • Desire to write and share your experience with other / online communities
 
Your rewards

 

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Work on innovative projects with ambitious clients in Ireland and the UK
  • Flexible working
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Regular team building activities
  • Vibrant modern office in the City Centre
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

The Next Step

 

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, we'd love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button.

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Introduction

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