If you like taking ownership of challenges and providing effective solutions, join us at Ascent and start your Architect journey!
About the role
The technical architect forms part of a team of highly skilled technical people who in turn form part of the Solutions team at Ascent. The Solutions team complements our sales department, running technical presales initiatives and solution assessments that inform our customers of the best technical approach to their business problems.
In delivery, they assist project teams with technical knowledge and expertise and guide architectural discussions and decisions. They are more heavily involved in projects in the initial stages of discovery and project initiation and help in designing an initial architecture for the solution. They remain close to the team during development and are involved in critical junctures that require decisions to be taken at an architectural level.
What you’ll do
The main aim of the technical architect is to ensure that the project is built using the right technology and following sound architectural patterns that ensure that both the functional and non-functional requirements are met, maximizing business value. To this end, the technical architect’s success is measured by ensuring that within projects there is a high and constant measure of:
Good quality architecture that ensures the solution being built covers both functional and non-functional requirements.
The team has the available knowledge around new technologies to enable them to develop with confidence.
Technical debt is addressed using best practices to keep the code base healthy.
Be present with the development team on projects, particularly in the initial and/or transformational stages, to ensure that the right architectural choices are being made
Be involved in presales activities with new and existing clients to provide architectural input to discussions and proposals
The technical architects leverage their experience to ensure that the technical solution is being built correctly, and where needed assist in change. our strategic partnership with Microsoft, technical architects will design solutions on Azure that leverage modern PaaS offerings. As technical architects need to provide guidance and direction with architectural decisions throughout the project lifetime, hands-on assistance to teams, for an extended period, to bootstrap complex solutions. Also, he will spend 30–70% of your time in delivery, be involved in multiple projects concurrently (based on time allocation, up to 3 projects), and establish and promote coding standards and best practices. The technical architects Help in harmonizing technologies across the organization and keep up to date and act as an internal evangelist for Azure technologies in view of our partnership with Microsoft
The technical architects will report to the Chief Engineer.
Skills and Experience
Large breadth of technical knowledge covering the requirements of the project
Excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to identify potential technical issues early on and reassess accordingly
Ability to architect the project keeping both functional and non-functional requirements in mind
Provide coaching and training.
Ability to transform functional and non-functional requirements into a desirable technical architecture.
Knowledge of architectural and coding patterns.
Understands the technology stack and frameworks in use across projects at Ascent.
Proficient in Microsoft Azure - certified Azure Cloud Architect or equivalent.
Proficient in using GIT source control.
Proficient in setting up CI/CD pipelines.
We are seeking a candidate with strong full-stack software development skills who effectively communicates and manages other team members up to date with technologies and learning innovative technologies related to software development and be familiar and comfortable with the development processes in place at Ascent.
Working at Ascent
We chose hybrid working, where you balance time at the office or with your customers with working at home. You'll earn a competitive salary, with a range of essential benefits like life assurance and wellness benefits and a contribution to your pension. Our offices are places to connect and collaborate with colleagues, with socials and regular get-togethers. We take your development and growth seriously, with plenty of opportunities to acquire skills and get certified.
Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.
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Why join Ascent?
We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.
Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.
Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.
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