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Solution Architect Full Time

at Gamma Communications Manchester in Manchester (Published at 12-05-2021)

Location: Manchester
Closing Date: Friday 04 June 2021

Solution Architect

Full-Time; On-Call Required

About the Role:

At Gamma, we are excited about the possibilities for innovation that are made possible by software development and how it can enable our customers to communicate and collaborate in new and powerful ways.

A Solution Architect is responsible for defining end to end solutions that balances the needs of all stakeholders. In this role you are expected to lead collaboration between customers, key business stakeholders, and domain experts to determine an appropriate end to end solution.

This role is specifically to design business solutions by integrating our existing Unified communication as a service capability with MS teams and power apps. This will include the design, build and maintenance of the existing roadmap for 3rd party UCAAS development whilst influencing future solution strategy and technical direction as the product roadmap evolves. This is a brand-new team within Gamma and we looking to build some exciting new propositions in the coming year.

You will be part of a cross functional team comprising of developers, QA, business analysts, product owners, product managers and UX specialists.

Skills & Experience:

You must have experiences in the following technical areas:
  • Proven record of the development of end to end Solutions, preferably with experience at a Tier 1 leader.

  • Experience Solution Design within a programme of substantive technology change.

  • Entire software development life cycle and deep understanding of architectural principles and design patterns.

  • Commercial experience of designing AWS based cloud solutions and possess experience of design, build and operating of the cloud platform.

  • You have several years of experience in API architecture design and possess deep knowledge of API ecosystem and best practices

  • Experience with design and build of serverless architecture in the cloud

  • Experience with building backend systems using microservices with NodeJS and event driven architecture

  • It is preferred to have knowledge of Unified Communications such as Teams, Skype, Zoom

  • Working knowledge or awareness of Microsoft Graph and PowerShell

  • You should have worked with any one or more API gateways e.g. Apigee, KONG, IBM Api connect, layer 7, cloud API gateways etc

  • Knowledge of cloud patterns; Experience with infrastructure as a service and cloudops

  • Development experience of REST API design and technical know-how of industry standards for API security

  • You should possess knowledge of open API specifications and standards

  • Should have good understanding of identity and access management, token management, Knowledge of security frameworks like open ID connect, Oauth2.0 and/or SAML and cloud security standards

  • You must have worked in large-scale Software Engineering practices in multiple languages, environments, and web services stacks to include at a minimum that include ES6/Node.js in recent projects

  • Experience with messaging technologies like Rabbit MQ or Kafka

  • Experience with docker and Kubernetes

  • You should have worked with any one or more API gateways e.g. Apigee, KONG, IBM Api connect, layer 7, cloud API gateways etc

  • You must have worked with both relational and non-relational databases

  • Experience working with legacy code and hybrid models with microservices

  • Working knowledge of Linux operating system and shell

  • Ability to work with people across all areas of the Gamma business, understanding and influencing needs and requirements, and brokering compromises to achieve balanced end to end Solutions.

  • Experience of working in or across the disciplines of Product Management, Business Analysis, Product Ownership, Software Development, Network Engineering, Test and QA, System Operations, Customer Operations.

  • It would be preferable to have experience of working within an organisation that has adopted Agile working practices.

  • Experience working with monolith decomposition and transition to microservices

Other capabilities which would be beneficial to the role include:
  • Telecoms domain knowledge is desired specially in OSS, provisioning, system Integrators, Enterprise Voice and PowerShell with Teams

  • Experience of developing UX focused applications

  • Experience of working with cross-platform solutions

  • An AWS certification of ?associate? level or above

  • Experience of working with telephony protocols and awareness

  • Awareness of Trunk based development, monorepo and Spotify model

  • It would be preferable to have experience of working within an organisation that has undergone a Digital Transformation.

  • Experience with designing customer portal and similar frameworks/platforms

  • TOGAF or similar certification

About Gamma:
Gamma is a leading supplier of voice, data and mobile products and services in the UK.

People are the lifeblood of our success. The people working for us are unusually passionate and enthusiastic about what they do. That is because the ethos within our company is an open, friendly, honest, non-political environment, whilst always being responsive, flexible, committed and hardworking.

We know giving you the right tools and training is essential. Full training will be given on our products as well as ongoing coaching and support.

There are many good reasons to join Gamma. You will find we work in a relaxed environment with an emphasis on delivering the highest quality in everything we do.

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Please note we only use recruitment agencies registered on our preferred suppliers list and as such, any speculative CV?s received will not be considered.

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