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MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE BUSINESS: As a Principal Architect (Principal) in Kainos, you’ll be accountable for successful delivery of large-scale high-quality solutions which delight our customers and impact the lives of users worldwide. You will provide assurance and support to multi-skilled agile teams by understanding the outcomes the solution is trying to achieve, the technical implications and complexity surrounding you and your teams' designs and helping teams make the right decisions. You’ll work with senior stakeholders to agree architectural principles, strategic direction and functional and non-functional designs. You'll manage other architects and engineers in the capability to help them navigate their careers. As a technical leader, you will work with your colleagues to lead development of policy and standards, develop customer relationships, develop account strategies and share knowledge and mentor those around you. You’ll do this whilst advising about new technologies and approaches, with room to learn, develop and grow. You’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development. You’ll also provide direction and leadership for your team as you solve challenging problems together. MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS: • Proven experience being accountable for different sizes and shapes of technology delivery challenges, e.g. services project, multi-team programme, packaged product. • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations. • Able to prioritise their time across multiple major projects particularly when working to deadlines. • Has successfully led & delivered software designs for multi-tiered modern software applications. • Understands whole solution architecture concepts and can communicate and negotiate these with senior stakeholders. • Can prioritise non-functional concerns for customers and has experience incorporating these into the application design. • Has an engineering background, allowing effective communication with, assurance of and leadership of development teams. • Is focused on improvement of process, people and use of technology. • Has experience with public cloud platforms, such as AWS and Azure, including SaaS and PaaS offerings. • Has pro-actively developed business across an account with sales and account managers. • Can build credibility and communicate effectively with C-level stakeholders. • Understands commercial implications of design decisions and has influenced the commercial success of a product. • We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching, and developing junior members of your team and wider community. DESIRABLE: • Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology. • Has participated in technology communities.
WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.
We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.
In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).