Technical Architect

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Date: Feb 28, 2021

Location: Hungerford, England, GB, 1

Company: CDK

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Drive global technology

 

We’re a global market leader in providing software and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry. We’re innovating the way that automotive dealerships drive their customers’ car-buying experience from the moment they run a search online all the way through to bringing their car back in for a service. Join us and be a part of the evolution.

 

We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organisation where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.

 

We’re looking for a Technical Architect who has strong application architecture skills for an exciting career opportunity leading our Corporate IT Team based at our HQ in West Berkshire.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

 

We are looking for a Technical Architect to design the structure of our IT systems and oversee programs to ensure the proper architecture is implemented.

 

In this role, you should be an excellent communicator who is able to translate complex requirements into functional architecture. We’d also like you to have hands-on experience on software development and be able to manage complex programs.

 

Your goal will be to ensure our internal IT framework operates properly.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand company needs to define system specifications
  • Plan and design the structure of a technology solution
  • Communicate system requirements to software development teams
  • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods
  • Oversee assigned programs (e.g. conduct code review) and provide guidance to team members
  • Assist with solving technical problems when they arise
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
  • Address technical concerns, ideas and suggestions
  • Monitor systems to ensure they meet both user needs and business goals

Who do we look for?

We're looking for someone with in depth experience in both front end and back end development, ideally spanning multiple languages and technologies.

 

We also look for people with the right cultural fit. That means being passionate and enthusiastic and having what it takes to drive our business forward. We also look for people who are keen to develop new knowledge and skills, because our growth is ultimately dependent on yours.

 

We look for people who are not afraid of new ideas or technologies and people who can bring an alternative viewpoint to the table. You will stay up to date with new trends and advancements in IT and be able to consider and propose using these technologies appropriately.

 

You'll be able to demonstrate that you're delivery focused and can work well with internal stakeholders.  We work with associates from all across our business so you will have a good level of interpersonal skills.

 

You'll have an idea of how to solve a problem and be confident presenting your point of view to team members and stakeholders alike and be able to reach a consensus.

Here are some of the skills we are looking for:

 

  • Proven experience as a Technical Architect
  • Hands-on experience with software development and system administration
  • Understanding of strategic IT solutions
  • Experience in project management and service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Knowledge of selected coding languages (e.g. JavaScript, Java)
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Windows, UNIX) and databases (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Experience in cloud technologies (e.g. VMware)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

 

Why a career with Keyloop?

 

We demand diversity. Our people may be spread across countries, continents and cultures, but we’re united by a passion and enthusiasm to drive our business forward. This means no matter where you work you’ll feel like part of our global team. Diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences are the only way to deliver world-class service to our customers. Our differences are our strengths

 

Your benefits. To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not length of service. We will also help you grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the exciting opportunities our global market has to offer.

 

The perfect opportunity awaits. Start your career with Keyloop.


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