Systems Architect

Location: Norwich  |  Norfolk  |  England
Sector: Data Sciences
Consultant: Franc Botha
Job Reference: FB
Salary: £55000 - £60000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time


  • Work within the Architecture team to collaborate on the overall architecture of IT systems.
  • Work on the solution design for broad, highly-visible, strategic software development projects in an extremely complex and evolving technical and business environment.


  • Provide and document solution designs for a variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • Implement prototypes/spikes when necessary to prove a technology or approach is suited
  • Provide high level estimates for projects to guide prioritisation and resource assignment
  • Work closely with business analysts and business users on the definition and planning of software projects and user stories
  • Work with the architecture team to define coding best practices and standards and provide guidance and governance to developers to ensure they are adhered to.
  • Advocate Agile and DevOps best practice adoption so that we move towards CI/CD
  • Participate in sprint planning to provide additional information on user stories to help the developers estimate the points
  • Review the more complex/high risk code of developers to ensure the design is understood and being followed.
  • Consult with internal and external customers and assist with pre-sales as required


  • Excellent understanding of data and database design
  • Good understanding of software architecture and design patterns
  • Excited by technology, with up to date understanding of latest technologies
  • Desire to learn new technologies
  • Good experience in full systems development lifecycle
  • Proven track record in working individually or as part of a team to deliver software solutions to meet customer needs
  • Thorough and detailed approach with the ability to identify appropriate user/business solutions
  • High experience of code reviews and coding standards
  • Exposure to working on agile methodologies and using agile tools
  • Good oral and written communication skills including problem solving, prioritizing and interpersonal relationship building.
  • Proven ability to facilitate group discussion and build consensus
  • Ability to effectively lead, influence and provide governance over the software development teams
  • Experience with React

Excellent hands on technical skills across some or all of the Microsoft stack, specifically:

  • .NET and C#
  • WPF
  • SQL Server, TSQL

Excellent hands on technical skills with the following key technologies:

  • Javascript, Typescript, jQuery, Knockout, Handlebars
  • Unit Testing (NUnit, MSTest, Moq)
  • GIT

Good experience with most of the following Microsoft Azure resources:

  • App and API Services
  • Storage (Blobs, Tables and Queues)
  • Service Bus, Event Hub, Event Grid
  • Functions and Logic Apps
  • Cosmos DB