Software Architect

Location : Dorset

Salary : negotiable

 Role :

As our client grows, they have a need for a Software Architect focused on architecting and/or designing the future systems and products for their business markets worldwide.

This role will be based in Dorset and involve working closely with other colleagues locally and in Europe to refine, design and support the delivery of new strategic systems, products and services from cradle to grave worldwide. Some travel to customer sites in the worldwide may be required.



  • Work within a team of system architects to architect and design systems, products and services
  • Identify system architecture and design options and select the optimum solution
  • To be able to lead and review system design documentation
  • Work within agile teams, showing understanding of agile mindset and its application in agile techniques
  • Actively contribute to improve the quality of both products and services by working in accordance with internal and external quality standards
  • Contribute to interdepartmental communication in order to improve awareness of the project and customer needs and the creation of a team spirit within
  • Provide technical leadership within the team, both day to day and long term
  • Ensure that technical standards, documentation and processes are applied to all delivery artefacts
  • Write effective documentation and test processes
  • Resolve technical issues arising during the project lifecycle and after release
  • Provide technical sales support for new sales opportunities or initiatives

 Essential Experience:


  • Significant industry experience in a similar architect role
  • Significant industry experience within a software development environment
  • Relevant software engineering degree

 Desired Experience:


  • Team leadership of software development teams, locally and/or remotely
  • Agile methodologies ideally including some knowledge of Second Generation Frameworks such as Disciplined Agile and LeSS
  • Familiar with using Source Control VSTFS, git, Scrum and Kanban boards
  • Automated test environments, ideally including TDD/BDD
  • Any of the following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
    • Web system development
    • Cloud solutions
    • Android
    • EMV
    • Electronics based systems


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