Methodius: IT Recruitment

Solutions Architect

Reference: 4328

Salary: Negotiable

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Dublin

Information Architect, Architect, Systems Architect

My client, a multinational setting up their worldwide IT hub in Dublin, is looking to hire a number of Solutions Architects (2 Roles).

Role Overview

My client, a multinational setting up their worldwide IT hub in Dublin, is looking to hire a number of Solutions Architects (2 Roles). They are looking for Architects who have experience and are established in their careers, looking for stability, but still open to new ideas. They are looking for individuals who want to create process and fix issues.

The Role

The Solution Architect is the technical glue that holds the project together.  He/She provides the technical goals, the vision and the design for each solution, working directly with the business from project inception to support handover to ensure that business problems are solved and not augmented by the project.

The architect guides and mentors the technical staff, making decisions and removing technical blockers.  He/She works with their project management partner, to anticipate, circumvent and solve technical project shortfalls.  The first line of defense against the unpredictability of software development, they must be creative, resourceful and able to work at any technical level to solve problems.

Primary Responsibilities

Working with the business to define, design and estimate solutions. Designing, documenting and presenting application architecture. Maintaining both incremental and master design documentation. Guiding development teams, conducting code and design reviews. Working with DevOps to oversee unit testing and build reporting. Enforcing technical standards for design, code and unit testing. Participating in daily stand-ups, making technical decisions and clearing technical road blocks.

Secondary Responsibilities

Defining design patterns, framework and standards definition. Participating in bi-weekly Architectural Review Board for reviewing project designs and approving new technologies. Performing Proof of Concept work on new technology. Identifying refactoring and consolidation opportunities.

Experience Required.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years practical experience in enterprise/solution architecture and 5+ years of direct business interaction in designing technical solutions

Knowledge of a modern Javascript framework: Backbone.js/Angular.js/Node.js/Ember.js. Knowledge of a non-mainstream language: Scala, R, LISP, Assembly, Objective C, Clojure, etc. Fluency in a scripting language: Perl, Python, Ruby, Powershell, Ksh, Bash, etc. Knowledge of configuration management tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt. Fluency in Continuous Integration principles and tools: Hudson, Jenkins, Bamboo, TFS, etc.

Strong understanding of web architecture. Strong data modeling skills. Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle. Fluency in web servers, app servers, relational databases. Fluency in servers, networking and Windows/Unix/Linux at a power user level. Very strong documentation skills (deftness in writing is a good indicator)

Nice to have

TOGAF certification nice to have. Knowledge of Analytics and Big Data also a ‘nice to have. Knowledge of columnar/no SQL databases (Cassandra is worth extra points). Certification or actual work experience in an agile methodology environment: Scrum, Kanban, AUP, DSDM, etc. Experience in giving technical direction to and monitoring the work of a remote development team

The candidate must be eligible to work in Ireland/EU.

Permanent role based in South Dublin. Salary flexible according to candidate. Insurance, 5% matching on pension and 10% annual bonus.



Please do not hesitate to Contact David Coyle at 01 6351748 or email 

Apply For JobE-mail a friend

© 2008 Methodius Limited - IT Recruitment