Application Solution Architect
Software Development, London
Application Solution Architect
Software Development, London

Who we are:

You'll be joining the 6th largest IT Service Provider, present in more than 50 countries. From our roots in Japan, NTT DATA's mission is to facilitate business change and technology transformation across many industries for a better future for our business, people and community. Some of the projects we have supported include the digitising of The Open golf tournament and applying Formula 1 technology to support medical staff at University Hospitals Leicester.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of 'Clients First', 'Teamwork' and 'Foresight' and we achieve these by putting people first.

We support and celebrate our differences and preferences, these are what makes us unique. Some of our initiatives, collectively known as “DO Diversity”, aim to create a space for us to learn and get involved in building a truly diverse environment. Our Culture & Ethnicity Network gives our colleagues a platform to share their various backgrounds; Our NINGEN programme allows the new generation of NTT DATA employees around the world to connect and shape the future of our organisation and the “City Gives Back” allows us to support our local community that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...and much more!

What you'll be doing:

We are looking for experienced, pragmatic, personable and talented Solution Architects and Application Architects for our Public Sector division. We need architects capable of driving the delivery of national scale digital, data and technology solutions, using cloud services and working in and across multi-functional agile teams.

You will ideally have experience of delivering public sector systems and services, gained from previous engagements at government departments such as the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, HMRC, DEFRA or similar. Your technical skills will be broad, covering aspects such as cloud services, application integration, data management and custom application development.

You will be an engineer and technologist at heart, but will be comfortable working in environments with multiple suppliers and interacting with a varied set of stakeholders.

This opportunity will provide a combination of complex engagements to work on, massive opportunity for growth and genuine professional support – all in an environment that prioritises teamwork and openness.

You may be part of individual agile teams or may take a lead role across teams.  Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical leadership to team(s) in order to manage and deliver successful solutions
  • Designing and delivering complex cross-domain solutions encompassing a rich variety of technologies using agile methods
  • Shaping the technical and engineering approach for new projects and programmes
  • Being a trusted technical advisor to customers: solving complex technical challenges, establishing credibility & building deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers’ organization
  • Proactively seeking out and learning new technologies and techniques relevant to your work and our customers’ business problems
  • Clearly communicating challenges, options and the chosen technical direction to teams, stakeholders and peers.

Guiding and supporting the engineering approaches adopted by agile teams to reduce risk and maximise delivery velocity.

What you'll need:

Your attitude, intellectual ability and approach to work are more important to us than individual technical skills, but you will have gained experience across some of the following areas:

Agile Delivery

SCRUM/LeSS/SAFe/Kanban/GIT/JIRA/Confluence/Azure DevOps

Cloud Native Engineering

AWS-CLI/AWS-EC2/AWS-ECS/Azure Containter Services (AKS)/GKS/Azure Stack/Docker/Kubernetes/RedHat OpenShift/AWS Architecture/Terraform

Databases and data stores

Mongo/Hadoop/Redis/Cosmos/Dynamo/SQL

Development

Java/Hibernate/Spring/SpringBoot/Kafka/Python/API Development/Node.js/Swagger/React/React Native/Open ID/Oauth/JWT/Angular/HTML5/CSS/LESS/SASS/C#

Architecture Methods

Microservice architecture and patterns/API Design/UML/Solution Architecture/Security Architecture/Web Architecture/Usability Design/Integration and Messaging

Coaching/Communication

Mentoring junior or mid-level colleagues/teambuilding/hiring/onboarding/foster team decision making/communication skills

...and finally:

Our team believes in hard work. We celebrate each other's success and are always honest with each other to ensure we grow together. We aim to build a strong professional community where each individual can mentor others and be mentored, and can grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. Our focus on clients, teamwork and foresight forms our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • 25 days of holidays, with the possibility to buy or sell 5 days within your first month
  • A MacBook or laptop
  • The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment within new industries and technologies in both Private and Public Sectors, including Insurance, Automotive, Financial, Government and more.
  • An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills
  • Support for training and upskilling
  • Industry leading employer pension contributions
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Robert Harris
Head of Engineering

Highly experienced applications delivery professional with a track record of delivering high quality solutions for customers above expectations and on-budget. Strong focus on architecture, engineering lifecycle and team development; with a sharp commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the business value of IT and future directions of the industry. Combines a deep appreciation of software engineering and technology with practical experience in applying architecture to strategic transformation.

Location
2 Royal Exchange

“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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