Software Architect - Java

Great Salary + Benefits!
09 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017
Rob Jeal
Clearance Level
Job Type

Lead Software Architect (Java) - Permanent - Manchester - Great Salary & Benefits

A fantastic opportunity to join our client who is looking for an experienced software systems architect to join our Information Exploitation Team. Our client operates an Agile/Scrum methodology and you will be involved in the full software development lifecycle, developing solutions using the latest technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To design and develop mission critical applications and systems
  • Design and define architectures for complex software based systems
  • Document these designs and communicate them to all stakeholders
  • Act as Software Design Authority who can communicate risks and impacts of design changes to technical and none technical stakeholders
  • Key contributor & independent reviewer at gate & design reviews
  • Design and develop product functionality, user interfaces and performance improvements
  • Act as team lead for large scale software development programs ensuring efficient use & deployment of software resources
  • High competency in use of software patterns and other design methodologies.
  • Responsible for section/business area resource planning
  • Responsible for personal development of team members
  • Identify and resolve issues related to tool, process and environment selection
  • Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and plan for new technology insertion

Essential Skills:

  • Responsible for initial design and development of new software or extensive software revisions
  • Work with business analysts to define product requirements
  • Creating high-level architectural specifications
  • Ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms
  • High competency in use of software patterns
  • Key contributor & independent reviewer at gate & design reviews
  • Application development using Java orientated middleware, for example, JEE, Spring, Hibernate, Apache Camel
  • C# based application development

Desirable Skills:

  • Web application frameworks development in languages such as JavaScript, jQuery, node.js, angular.js, HTML5/CSS3
  • Software application development utilizing RDBMS (e.g. Oracle/MySQL) and/or unstructured persistence layers, (e.g. ElasticSearch, MongoDB )
  • Experience Working with Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery models
  • Experience with high performance distributed systems
  • Experience of Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Experience of Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Spark)
  • Experience in secure development techniques and tools that produce secure systems
  • Understanding of virtualization (e.g. VMWare and Hyper-V)
  • Experience of PKI and encryption techniques

Personal Attributes:

  • Good interpersonal skills for customer liaison
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management, organization and prioritization skills
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel if required


  • Relevant Computer Science related Bachelor's Degree essential and evidence of ongoing professional development

Desired Experience:

  • Our client is looking for individuals with experience of software development, with military or Government project background would be an advantage
  • A broad knowledge of Information Security "best practice" would also be useful

Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you!

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