Job ID 200540
Position – Principal Architect
Salary – £100,000+ p/a + Benefits
Our client is one of the world's largest and best market intelligence partners, providing analytics and workflow solutions within selected markets. They are now seeking a Principal Architect to lead a team within one of their departments.
Our client is focused on transforming the myriad of technologies and platforms that exist today into a unified data pipeline. The principal architects are key to realising the vision of a set of cohesive capabilities that enable the business to rapidly develop and evolve data assets and insights through amazing stakeholder experiences. As a group, they want to modernise our entire business with strategic deployments of open source, cross cloud, and emerging technologies and solutions. They are striving to keep the development community and other stakeholders within their workflows. As cultural leaders, we expect the principal architects to help evolve our architecture and engineering disciplines.
Duties & Responsibilities
Become a subject matter expert on the requirements, architecture, design, and development process of the solutions, systems, and capabilities within a unit of the Market Intelligence, Platforms and Channels division
Engage with senior leadership, architects, and engineers to design, document, and evangelise the architecture for the solutions, systems, and capabilities required to achieve our vision of a more cohesive, unified content and data pipeline
Leverage your knowledge and domain expertise to guide the technology organisation through their transformation journey
Dive-in to high risk or complex problems in both an architecture and engineering capacity
Be a permanent member of the Architecture Decision Council, a small cohort of principal architects and engineers that acts as a consensus-based decision-making body for high-impact architectural decisions
Be a leader and mentor for aspiring architects and engineers at all levels within the organisation
Earn the respect of all engineers through thoughtful and useful engagement as a trusted advisor
Be willing to help a junior team member with even the most seemingly mundane tasks
Treat every engagement as an opportunity to learn, not just to teach
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
Technical experience, including domain experience designing and architecting big data solutions
Extensive experience in one or more major cloud platform providers (AWS, GCP, Azure)
Experience with big data technologies or their derivatives, such as Spark, Presto, and Delta Lake
Experience with streaming technologies or their derivatives, such as Kafka, NiFi, and NATs
Experience with new and emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the technology space
Experience with software lifecycle, build tools, and architecting / developing software for scalable, distributed systems
Experience understanding data and information management as it relates to big data trends and issues within businesses
Comfortable communicating with executives in both business and technology
Communicate, influence, and escalate effectively, with the ability to work cross-functionally with multiple teams and stakeholders
Knowledge or experience working in the financial services sector
General understanding of the financial services industry economics, business benefits and commercial realities in delivering solutions from both as a supplier and the customer's perspectives
Background in dealing with globally dispersed teams.
Capable of providing thought leadership, abstract and innovative thinking.
Strong inter-personal and influencing skills
Displays a consistent, positive, can-do professional attitude.
Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Focused on delivery, quality, and timeliness.
Open-minded, flexible, and willing to adapt to changing business requirements.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Clear concise communicator both written and verbal. Able to understand and express complex concepts is essential
Collaboration is a key tenant of the role, both internally and more broadly with stakeholders and members off the extended team