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We are looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join Experian’s Credit Services team. You will be an integral part of talented development team involved in mission-critical applications. Experian CS helps clients to achieve and sustain significant growth. As experts in uniting business understanding with consumer and business information, we empower clients to optimize customer value and actively manage it over time. This role therefore has clear accountability for creating measurable value within our client organizations.

 

This role requires a strong technology and software architect with broad understanding of software and the IT industry. The role is also part of the wider technology team and works equally on the overall platform and common technologies both horizontally and vertically. As well as being responsible for all aspects of the development life cycle, driving improvement in quality code, defects, security and resilience, we also want you to take responsibility for the development and drive of some of our valued employees.

 

Day to day, your responsibilities will be to run sessions with our Clients, Managers, Business Analysts, Developers and Test Leads, translating technical requirements to appropriate audiences. We’d also like you to take responsibility for the integrity of the software, ensuring technical debt is managed effectively (avoid creating it & remove it whenever there's opportunity) and making sure that we are working to & feeding into development standards & best practices always.

 

Profile

 

As a Solution Architect, we need you will need to have experience in full stack, development with Java (7, 8), J2EE and its related technologies. Given the department's technology stack, then the successful candidate will need to also be sufficiently technically flexible to lead a .Net/C# development project, on an as required basis.

 

As a leader of our people at times we want to know they are in good hands, so proven experience in a technical leadership role is also important. You will also be required to support and develop junior staff as well as define and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Commercial and technical experience in marketing/consumer analytics

  • Proven relationship building and communications skills with a wide range of stakeholders

  • A combination of technical and people skills experience in a commercial environment

  • An engaging and energetic personality

  • A demonstrated ability to quickly create confidence in a commercial relationship (trusted advisor)

  • The ability to think clearly and a desire to solve complex problems


Knowledge

 

  • Design, develop, implement and maintain platforms, systems, revision and enhancement of current system.

  • Design and Implement solutions focusing on reuse and industry standards at a program, enterprise or operational scope

  • Work closely with Business and the development stakeholders (development, support, programmers and QA) to provide the input to drive the right roadmap mix of technology enhancements, strategic improvements and business features to maximize revenue)

  • Owns architecture and technology roadmaps for the domain or system or product

  • Identify system data, hardware and software components required to meet Business needs

  • Work closely with security architects and specialists to ensure secure design.

  • Evaluate current or emerging technologies to consider monetary factors.

  • Deliver quality technical/technology recommendations, proposals and documentations

  • Participate/Lead in research and Proof of Concept activities

  • Communicate and explain technical/architectural decisions to development teams

  • Ensure architecture and design recommendations are being followed

  • Participate/Lead in global architecture initiatives

 

Experience

 

Experience (essential):

  • Experience in full stack, development with Java (7, 8), J2EE and its related technologies

  • MUST possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Technology, or equivalent

  • Minimum 10 years of related experience is required

  • Experience with and appreciation of the benefits of software engineering practices and design such as: coding standards, agile methodologies and test driven development

  • Strong passion for software architecture, governance, development processes, technical details, and technologies

  • Experience in designing and developing solutions for high performance, scalability and reliability

  • Proficient in Java, J2EE and its surrounding technologies including application frameworks like SPRING, Hibernate, Web Frameworks and RDBMs (DB2 is a plus)

  • Proficient in SOA implementations and knowledge in REST and Micro Services is a plus

  • Experience in JBoss or other application servers

  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast moving and challenging environment

 

Experience (desirable):

  • Possess knowledge/experience in enterprise integration using frameworks like Apache CXF, ActiveMQ, Web Services/SOA Connectivity, REST Services, Micro Services etc.

  • Knowledge/experience in build engineering, code quality and continuous delivery using technologies like Jenkins, Maven, Sonar, Antifactory, Chef etc

  • Experience in ETL technologies (Pentaho Data Integration)

  • Knowledge/experience in Monitoring and Profiling (Splunk, DynaTrace)

  • Knowledge/experience in Big Data technologies (Mongo DB)


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