Chief Architect

Reference

HAL/AR/055132

Sector

IT & Internet

Salary

Competitive

Town/City

Bristol

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

14/05/2021

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Chief Architect - Bristol or Remote working

Salary – Competitive Salary  + Life Ins + Medical Ins + Generous Pension + Training Development + Excellent Holidays

The Client

Our client is an international software-defined storage company disrupting the traditional storage market by making the complex simple. The products, encryption key management solution, simplify storage and security at the edge by enabling simple, affordable virtualized infrastructure for large and small enterprises. The encryption key management solution have replaced traditional storage and security solutions in North America, Europe, and Asia across a wide range of vertical industries.

The company view collaboration as one of our main drivers for success and they are open to all their employees to share their thoughts and ideas to help both grow the business and make the company a great place to work.

The Role

This highly successful business is looking for an experienced chief architect to help them build the next generation software platform to fuel their growth. This is an important role in the company and will require someone with strong technical skills and experience designing new products to bring to market. The main goal for this person is to work with the Product Team to help figure out the right approach to delivering products and features on the roadmap and communicate effectively with all levels of the company. They will also work closely with engineering to build the development plans and be involved in the design process.

The role can be based remotely or in the development centre in Bristol.

Primary duties

Work with the Product Team to investigate, prototype and define the technical solutions for the immediate and strategic vision for the company.

Provide in-depth architectural plans and work with the development teams to bring new products and features from vision to delivery.

Communicate complex technical challenges and solutions across the company in a way that is easily understood at all levels.

Ensure the company is aware of and working with the most relevant software technologies in the market to ensure that they future-proof their designs.

Provide architectural vision, direction and governance to guide teams in development and maintenance of new and existing software components

Architect and design new software systems and improve existing software systems in order to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Develop a working relationship with product management and engineering to drive solution features and architectures.

Translation of high-level technical vision to solid architectural designs that translate into executable product roadmaps or focused M&A activity.

Previous Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor Degree in technical discipline (e.g. Engineering, Computer Sciences)

10+ Years of experience in developing enterprise grade software and a demonstrated history in architectural leadership.

KEY COMPETENCIES

Deep understanding and technical experience with: Compute, Storage, Networking, Linux internals, Databases, Big Data and Analytics, Security, Applications Development

Proven track record of designing new products that have significant commercial success on the market

Experience designing systems with Linux OS and KVM hypervisors, as well as containers

Excellent verbal and written communication skills across a range of audience

Experience with at least one software defined storage solution or distributed filesystem such as MapR-FS, Ceph, Scality, DAOs, Lustre, GPFS or HDFS.

Designed or developed traditional hardware defined block, file and object storage solutions

Comfortable working hands-on in a lab to skunkwork a proof of concept

Have a flair for being innovative and finding creative solutions for difficult technical problems

Linux/Unix development environments

Agile methodologies

Strong code and design review skills

Strong technical communication skills

A strong understanding and competence with C, Python, and Java

The ability to document research and work for various audiences, for the Engineering team and non-developer

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