London, United Kingdom

Freelance Senior Technical Architect - GW

Responsible for technical design excellence, facilitating good architectural decisions and their implementation, this role requires a Technical Architect who is inspired by best practice, state-of-the-art techniques and technological innovation across enterprise and consumer applications.

You will be responsible for the architectural decisions that underpin an enterprise eCommerce operation, helping transform it into a next-generation system using best practices and new best-in-breed tooling. Strategic definition, roadmapping and support of the implementation process will be required.

This role will involve working with key stakeholders, including:

  • ●  AKQA Group Technical Director

  • ●  AKQA Technical Delivery Manager

  • ●  Lead Architect for AKQA’s client

  • ●  External suppliers and organisations

    For this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • ●  Comprehensive knowledge of eCommerce platform components, services and processes

  • ●  Proven experience of architectural delivery on eCommerce platforms

  • ●  You use your learnings to develop prototypes, architecture, and other collateral for engineering

    teams

  • ●  You possess technical and business acumen to define the big-picture vision and understand

    how the parts relate

  • ●  You have proven experience of working with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • ●  Experience with data architecture and data modernisation

  • ●  Experience with headless architecture

    Other requirements:

  • ●  Ability to lead the development and implementation of technology roadmaps with senior clients and development teams

  • ●  Ability to analyse, appraise and recommend based upon the existing client technology landscape and business ambitions, including key technologies, providers and solutions

  • ●  Ability to convey recommendations clearly via documentation, presentation and discussion

  • ●  Strong understanding and practical experience with DevOps practices, including CI, CD, process

    and automation

  • ●  Deep experience with architectures such as microservices, micro-frontends and enabling

    technologies such as Cloud infrastructure, Serverless, and Node applications

  • ●  Knowledge of modern web-stacks and their applications in the real world, e.g. JAMStack

  • ●  Experience with headless architectures, CMS and Design Systems

  • ●  Practices and patterns such as Clean Code, Domain Driven Design and enterprise integration

  • ●  Experience with modern data architecture

  • ●  Mentoring and coaching developers of all levels of experience

  • ●  Enterprise integration patterns may be relevant

    Qualities:

  • ●  Be a champion for product excellence

  • ●  Be a coach and motivator who can inspire colleagues and clients with best practices and

    state-of-the-art technique

  • ●  Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • ●  Be inspired by emerging technologies to apply relevant learnings to our business and that of our

    work for clients

  • ●  Acute attention to detail and drive for perfection

  • ●  A practically-minded thought leader whose first priority is delivering excellent work and rich

    customer experiences

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