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Microservices Software Architect

Microservices Software Architect, West London, £80-95K + 20% Bonus + Bens.

You should have a background as a Software Architect with experience of designing and building Microservices platforms, AWS ((ideally AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional) with expertise of DevOps tool chains and SRE processes.



Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of the company's initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of high-availability systems and responsive services that run on cloud platforms.

Working alongside the Engineering Squads and SRE team, the Cloud Architect will provide architectural leadership and best practices and will be responsible for ensuring that services comprising the the company platform are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery.

About You:

, Are passionate about businesses that deliver social impact, and want to help build a business that delivers a meaningful difference to society
, Have a wide-breadth of technical knowledge and are able to apply this to complex and demanding situations
, Are comfortable providing strategic direction at a senior level whilst retaining a keen eye for technical rigour and detail, remaining hands-on when necessary
, Advocate and can define a cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective
, Can show deep knowledge of cloud architectures and implementation features (container virtualization, orchestration, serverless, elastic scalability, low latency and high throughput)
, Can demonstrate expertise of DevOps tool chains and SRE processes
, Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture, networking, provisioning, and management specifically on AWS, but can extrapolate to other providers
, Can define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for cloud native services
, Show leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
, Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
, Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
, Provide thought leadership to team members solving complex business requirements
, Have good communication skills (verbal and written) that you can tailor to both technical and non-technical audiences, as well as having the ability to manage and influence stakeholders on important security matters
, Evangelise architecture across the business, influencing stakeholders at all levels to spread both awareness and engagement

Advantageous to have:

, Have experience with financial services systems and regulations, particularly in consumer credit

, Have worked in fast-paced FinTech scaleups
, Have experience as a team lead
, Have experience working on data protection and regulatory compliance aspects (e.g.

PECR, DPA 2018, GDPR, FCA, ICO)

This Microservices Software Architect - AWS role is a hybrid position based in West London and pays c£80-95K + 20% Bonus, 25 days holiday + 1 extra on your Birthday, annual personal development budget.




  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £80000 - £95000 per annum + + 20% Bonus + Bens
  • Location: West London, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: Definitive
  • Contact: Mark Revan
  • Tel: 01895 457 455
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2022-04-29 10:46:31 -

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