Lead Architect

Sheffield, UK

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Lead Architect to head up the Architecture guild within The Floow. This is a particularly exciting time as we expand to deliver a new democratised data platform and continuously improve our existing core java and mobile platforms.

Your accountabilities:


  • Reporting to the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for contributing to the:
  • Technology strategy and vision
  • Technical implementation of the product roadmap
  • Technology and Application roadmaps
  • Ensuring  architectural governance best practices
  • Maintaining the internal architecture of the organisation producing just enough of the business models, data models, application models and technology models.
  • Ensuring our platforms and applications conform to AWS well architected framework principles.
  • Leading the DevOps vision and strategy
  • Maintaining an inventory of technical debt and creating initiatives to pay it down
  • Working closely with product management to provide technology solutions and services to support the product-led vision.
  • Communicating architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies at all levels.
  • You will be a  technology evangelist, continually looking for technological advances to improve our business.


Skills & Experience Required:

  • Experience of leading architecture teams within a product led organisation. 
  • Worked in agile environments.
  • Experience of conducting or supporting RFI and RFP processes.
  • Experience of Togaf or Zachmann frameworks, ITSM, Prince II
  • Ability to use archetypal architectural diagrams to describe the various aspects of business and system architecture.
  • Experience of representing the business in terms of capabilities and business processes.
  • Experience of Data modelling, BI Tools ETL and ELT data pipelines.
  • Experience of Data lakes and lake house architecture
  • Experience of RDBMS, SQL and NOSQL Databases
  • Experience of Data Governance.
  • Produced well architected Cloud SAAS products on one of AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Have experience of infrastructure as code infrastructure ideally as Terraform
  • Experience with Security, and Authentication  – PKI, OIDC, OAUTH2, SAML, Secret Vaults, TLS
  • Produced Microservice Architectures, DDD, Event Sourcing, CQRS
  • Good understanding of migration patterns – providing a migration path from monolith to microservice.
  • Experience with containers and container management e.g Docker, EKS, Kubernetes, AWS Fargate, Service Mesh
  • Experience of Devops practices such as CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code BDD
  • Ideally experience with one or more of the following Java, Python, Javascript
  • Experience of React or VueJs and the Node Javascript ecosystem
  • Experience of Android and iOS platforms and also exposure to write mobile frameworks.
  • Understanding of Agile culture and ability to bring insights and improvements to ways of working.

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If you think you have the right skills for this role, please send us a copy of your CV and make sure to reference LA01