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API Designer / Software Designer / Architect - Exciting Fintech

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    £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits

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    John Austin
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    7 days ago

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Are you an experienced software / digital /API designer or architect? If so I am very keen to hear from you. 

My client are building a team of API Designers in Sheffield and Norwich, exciting times indeed.

Over the past 2 years my client has been on one of the most visionary digital transformation journeys of any company within Financial Services and they continue to move towards being a “Digital First” organisation.

Skills & Experience required
  • Background in Software Architecture with responsibility for delivering large scale, multi-project technical solutions.
  • Strong understanding of non-functional design principles.
  • Knowledge and experience in C#/Java development in a leadership position.
  • Background in Software Development
  • Strong understanding of Software Design Patterns including SOLID development principles. Experience of cloud & cloud native applications and 12 Factor principles
  • You can demonstrate solving complex technology, people and process problems.
  • You can reason about and solve concrete, abstract and conceptual problems.
  • Experience applying both qualitative and quantitative analysis to decision making
  • Capability of setting appropriate measures for success and manage to those measures.
Digital CIO builds, maintains and operates my clients global customer interaction platforms. These platforms cover every aspect of the relationship with the customers; understanding what their needs are, what products they hold, their propensity to buy and allowing customers to learn about their financial situation, buy, enquire and make changes to their policies

You will oversee the overall software design and technical architecture of the API platform and will be signoff and key governance point for all projects or initiatives that touch the platform.

The role holder will ensure the ongoing quality and architecture of the API platform and take a lead role in ensuring that the platform continues to be devolved and expanded in a sustainable and high-quality fashion.  This requires being an advocate for quality and key in driving this culture into the developer, BA and scrum master communities that work on the platform.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Govern the designs within the platform so it is in line with the roadmap, meets agreed quality and security standards.
  • Help define and enhance the underlying software architecture so that it is extensible, cross platform, performant, secure and in line with the wider platform architecture roadmap.
  • Development of core framework artefacts and libraries.
  • Design and Implementation of new technology and concepts and then lead the rollout to the wider development community.
  • Collaborate with Platform and Solution Architects across Digital to ensure appropriate use of technology in solutions.
  • Implement, enhance and govern technology design standards, approaches and metrics across platforms.
  • Implement and govern a robust security framework for applications.
  • Ensure that they design and implement reusable APIs.
  • Continually identify and implement opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the development community including advocating tools and techniques implemented by other organisations.
  • Identify and remove failure demand and improve internal platform / department and cross-platform / department efficiencies
Benefits include
  • £45,000 - £55,000
  • 29 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive on target performance bonus
  • Up to 14% Company contribution to your pension
  • Equal parental leave for all parents (up to a year)
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Flexible benefits
  • Employee discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • Share scheme
If of interest please press apply now