DXC - Solution Architect

Overview: the major part of this role is to take active part in the full software development cycle: from technical requirements gathering, conceptual and technical solution design, prototyping components or new functionality, to assisting in deployment of a software product into production and resolving complex support issues when required. This is a very much hands-on role from development point of view as well as requiring strong team and client management capability as the development and project teams are split between UK and St Petersburg (Russia), and requires working with both locations. The successful candidate will work very closely with platform and project teams in designing solutions and will be accountable to the Product Manager for successful delivery of projects to time, budget and quality criteria.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the commercial enterprise software development

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical solution design and architecture

  • Proficient knowledge of current web development and deployment technologies and methodologies

  • Proven technical and non-technical problem solving skills

  • Can-do attitude

  • Ability to manage stakeholders and teams

  • A working knowledge of the London Market, Wholesale Insurance market and the wider UK retail and MGA markets

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to a standard degree in a software development related subject

  • Proficient knowledge of .NET platform and experience in development using C#

  • Proficient knowledge of ASP.NET MVC (Web API).

  • Proficient knowledge of web-based technologies (HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript)

  • Experience of work with MongoDB or other NoSQL databases

  • Experience of working with relational databases

  • Understanding of algorithms, software development and design patterns and data structures.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following Skills and Experience:

  • Azure Cloud based technology

  • DevOps experience and Continuous Deployment practical implementation

  • Git Hub profile

  • Insurance product configuration/building tools

  • Fluent in Russian language

General Technical Management skills:

  • Experience of Agile development methodologies (SCRUM, KANBAN)

  • A proven track record of leading development of small to medium size teams

  • A proven track record of writing technical specifications and solution design documentation

  • Practical experience of working with offshore development teams

  • Tactical thinker with excellent problem solving skills

  • Client facing abilities, engagement with and reporting to

Common Skills – candidates will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate complex technical problems and solutions to business and technical users in an understandable way

  • Problem solving

  • Be a team player as well as show individual strength and leadership

  • Be Customer focused

  • Be committed to quality

  • Be a self-starter

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