Technical Architect


In this role, you should be an excellent communicator who is able to translate complex requirements into functional architecture. We’d also like you to have hands-on experience on software development and be able to manage complex programs.
Your goal will be to ensure our internal IT framework operates properly.
Please note: We support systems on a 24x7 basis, so once ‘up to speed’ you will be part of an “On Call” rota operating outside of normal office hours.

What this role involves…

Understand company needs to define system specifications
Plan and design the structure of a technology solution
Communicate system requirements to software development teams
Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods
Oversee assigned programs (e.g. conduct code review) and provide guidance to team members
Assist with solving technical problems when they arise
Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
Address technical concerns, ideas and suggestions
Monitor systems to ensure they meet both user needs and business goals

BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
A background in software engineering, software design or database design and architecture
Demonstrable experience developing software in a SOA paradigm
Experience with chunked HTTP media delivery formats and methods
Experience designing or implementing public facing REST APIs
Good understanding of AV metadata and its industry standards
Good understanding of DVB and hybrid broadcast and broadband platforms (e.g. YouView, HBB)
Experience of the following is highly desirable: JAVA, REST, XQuery, XPATH, XSLT, JMS, memcache, Apache HTTPd server, Tomcat, Linux, HTTP, MySQL
In-depth knowledge of large scale database and nosql design and optimization
Experience of supplier management, particularly in procuring agencies or outsource providers to execute software architectures or application designs
Hands-on experience with software development and system administration
Understanding of strategic IT solutions
Experience in project management and service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Knowledge of selected coding languages (e.g. JavaScript, Java)

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