Solution Architect

£90,000 | Windsor | Permanent
Posted 11 months ago

Solution Architect - Permanent - South East UK - £80-90k basic 20% bonus, pension, 25 days holiday, private medical etc.

Application Architecture: tailor reference architectures to provide performant, resilient, scalable, secure, distributed architectures which can exceed SLAs and are easily maintained.

Data Modeling: design and test data models which are pragmatic, performant, and scalable.

Application Implementation: show the customer how to write robust and scalable data access code that correctly utilizes drivers.

Infrastructure: help the customer select on-premise hardware or cloud instance types based on workload and capacity assessments.

Production Operations: help the customer deploy, configure, secure, maintain, monitor, scale, troubleshoot, test and tune Enterprise clusters.

Instructive Consulting: in response to customer questions, provide ad hoc instruction that is shaped by the customer’s specific environment, requirements and constraints.

Identifying Needs: bring in the sales team when the customer will benefit from a services or license purchase / expansion.

A Team Effort: collaborate with other roles in Professional Services, Technical Support, Pre-Sales, Sales, etc. to ensure our customer is successful.

This work will usually be delivered post sale. Engagements could be performed on-site or remote.

As part of your normal activities, you may:

Develop, document, and share tools, techniques or best practices which can be used by customers or others

Be a mentor to customers or other technical roles

Assist other departments with their goals and participate in their processes in order to advance company-wide initiatives and build internal relationships.

Participate in the customer community and attend meetups or events to build relationships and cultivate an understanding of community needs in less formal settings.

Job Requirements:

You have hands-on experience programming for, and operating, Enterprise or Apache Cassandra in a production environment.
If you also have hands-on experience with other Enterprise components, that would be a big plus. (Analytics / Spark, DSE Search / Solr, DSE Graph / Titan)
You have 10 years in hands-on technical roles; ideally blended across architecture, development and operations.
You have cultivated one or more technology, domain or vertical specializations which could be valuable to some customers.
You love to travel. In this role, you will travel up to 50% of the time.

You have at least intermediate-level competency with:

RDBMSs and one or more NoSQL databases (in addition to Enterprise/Apache Cassandra)

One or more programming languages and paradigms, e.g. Procedural & Functional paradigms

Cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Strong Linux CLI & Linux System Administration skills

Application and system performance tuning

Network infrastructure & IP networking, server hardware, virtualization, containerization

Distributed application & data processing architectures

Security considerations for: physical environment, network, server, operating system, database, application, public & private cloud

Queuing technologies

Web application servers

Front-end application development

Common enterprise architecture patterns

For more information about this role, please contact:

Paul Fraser
01442 509 071

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