Leeds

.NET Solutions Architect

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Contract: Full-time

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twentysix is a leading digital agency that develops digital platforms and marketing that drives business change and performance. Connected by data, insight and strategy, we specialise in user experience (UX), development and performance marketing.

We have over 150 digital specialists working with us across Leeds and London, and our clients include the likes of Arla, P&G, Fortnum & Mason and Corinthia Hotels, to name a few.

We’re looking for .NET Solutions Architect to join our growing Tech Team. As a .NET Solutions Architect you will help us design and deliver a range of solutions in line with our customer’s business needs and build engaging experiences for our global clients supporting our long-term technology strategy. You will be the subject matter expert on the team, a specialist in strategic technical areas, leading and coaching the development team in software craftsmanship. You are responsible for designing the underlying solution architecture and overseeing development all the way to production. You are a voice in the development team supporting the business in providing an engineering perspective on our technical approach and strategy. You will be commercially minded ensuring that end solutions are effectively costed and profitable and a master of explaining complex technical recommendations to non-technical audiences.

Our main office is Leeds city centre, but this role can be based UK wide as we offer remote working. However, our office offers an inspiring state of the art working environment and facilities. We also offer support and focused learning and development opportunities surrounded by experienced digital experts, you can build and excel within your career. 

Due to Covid-19 we are all working remotely, however when the office is open for those that want to work onsite, you can do, or you can do a combination of both. Work equipment such as laptops will be provided.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

You will promote technical best practices by example through your own work as well as mentoring and code reviews. You will help drive technical excellence across the team and demonstrate your passion about engineering principles, inspiring the team to strive for quality and continuous improvement.

You help your team find ways to achieve challenging goals without cutting corners. You are not afraid to tackle technical debt and find the right opportunities to do it while communicating the benefits to our clients and the rest of the team.

KEY OUTCOMES OF ROLE

  • Sharing knowledge and profiling our services to clients
  • Contribution to cost effective delivery of technical products and services
  • Recognised expert in technology specialism internally and externally

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ownership of application and code architecture
  • Deep, substantial expertise in a single technology platform (e.g., Optimizely) - seen within the company as the technical authority on the platform
  • Leading technical client workshops
  • Supporting with estimations
  • Responsible for mentoring developers within the team
  • Responsible for quality of finalised solution
  • Responsible for defining and documenting the physical architecture for the application to run on
  • Contributing as a developer across projects where necessary
  • Involved in reviewing and signing off technical and functional documentation for the client
  • Pre-sales solution design/quote generation
  • Invents new concepts and/or ways of working, pushes the whole organisation forward
  • Informed and knowledgeable about latest developments and trends in the platform
  • Fully capable of designing, owning, and running the technical implementation of a complex project with multiple integrations or challenges
  • Helps set and maintain professional standards for the entire organisation for the platform
  • Aware and able to articulate industry trends and new technologies internally, to clients and in marketing material

WHAT WE NEED

  • 10 years + professional experience in the technical development arena
  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture
  • Demonstrable experience of the management and evolution of development teams and development architecture/solutions strategy
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues, and solutions
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Have wide experience in various technology vendors, specifically around web ecosystems and digital touch points
  • Experience of operating in a fast-moving digital environment with an appreciation of the required urgency and responsiveness
  • Demonstrates a passion and curiosity for software and technology, and with a life-long learning attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, with a focus on leadership, self-organising, the ability to think strategically and an aptitude to solve complex problems
  • Expertly understands software architecture patterns, particularly around performance, reliability, and security
  • Broad understanding and knowledge on a wide range of technology's, in-depth knowledge of specialist areas
  • Persuasive and influential within the development team and wider departments

WHAT YOU’LL GET IN RETURN

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexi-time
  • Career development
  • Outstanding private healthcare package for you and your family
  • Enhanced holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Perkbox
  • Quarterly staff benefits
  • Friday sweets, beer and snacks
  • Social events a-plenty
  • £1000 direct application bonus* (when quoting code DAF20/21).

*By applying direct you will qualify for a bonus of up to £1000 (dependent on level of position) when you pass your probation. To qualify for this, you must include the code DAF20/21 in your covering letter.

We welcome applications from previous candidates and pride ourselves of on our values with equality at the core. We do this by hiring and developing a diverse mix of talented people that contribute to our success. Creating a culture of equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing. Diverse companies are more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

If you require any of this information or an application form in an alternative format, or you would simply like to discuss the role, please contact our Talent Manager, Alexis Beach – alexis.beach@twentysixdigital.com

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Notice to recruitment professionals

Please do not contact us regarding this role. While we respect that many companies do need recruitment agencies, we do not at the moment, and we are happiest recruiting for ourselves. Any resume submitted to us before any agreement with us will be deemed the sole property of twentysix, and in the event of a candidate being hired outside of an agreement, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


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