Cloud Solutions Architect at Landmark Information Group, Remote, £Competitive Day Rate

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  • Remote (Middlemoor, Tavistock PL19 9DY, UK)
  • Sep 04, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

The Opportunity

At Landmark we are constantly looking to push the boundaries of what our clients think is possible. Our technical architecture forms the backbone of that challenge and we are currently seeking an outstanding contract Cloud Solutions Architect who is required for an upcoming cloud solution delivery project and will be responsible for establishing a cloud 1st design delivered on AWS. Experience with delivering solutions for Geo Spatial Data would be an advantage.

The role will work with other members of the Cloud Platform and Architecture Services (CPAS) team and Senior Developers to produce a scalable, secure and performant solutions. This is a technical leadership role and requires authority, accuracy, and consistency within all communications. The Cloud Solution Architect will be expected to convey solution designs not only to internal teams but may be required to interface with our customers and their Architecture and delivery assurance teams.

This is a cutting-edge technical leadership role will require the applicant to have authority, accuracy and consistency within all communications. Providing business critical architecture and world class solutions. You will be delivering multiple concurrent tasks with varying technologies.

Key Tasks

  • Provide high quality, relevant and accurate technical leadership in the architecting of solutions and their components
  • Own and evangelise about technology choices made within your portfolio and ensure alignment with Landmark enterprise architecture standards
  • Contribute to the technology strategy, representing both engineering and the product teams accordingly
  • Provide support for innovation & new ideas and ensure product team members feel empowered to challenge the way we do things
  • Ensure all engineering team members are fully aware of the detail of technical deliverables that you are accountable for at all stages of delivery
  • Definition and documentation of solutions architecture patterns & practices that provide guidance and consistency in our developments
  • Clearly communicate options and recommendations that enable product features to be released on time, with an agreed scope and to the required quality
  • Drive the solution architecture through all stages of delivery, adapting where relevant and influencing others as appropriate
  • Support the production & execution of software delivery estimates and plans to support the needs of the business
  • Support the business case preparation through the identification of key architectural deliveries
  • Management of architectural risk through formal channels and architectural reviews
  • Promote a pragmatic approach to software development, balancing functional change and architectural integrity
  • Successfully manage relevant risks and issues with appropriate stakeholders
  • Collaborate with DevOps engineers to enable a successful transition to the Operations team
  • Collaborate with commercial teams to ensure tenders are achievable
  • Careful consideration of NFR’s to ensure that focus is placed across the application portfolio on:

oPerformance & scalability;

oReliability and availability/failover/disaster recovery;

oPatch management;

oSecure operations;

oOperational sustainability;

  • Oversee consistency of component design to enable efficient rotation of project resources or refactoring of the solution

Engage in customer focused activities, supporting Landmark Information Group and ensuring the product team produces solutions that are highly relevant to the market

About You

This is a technical role. We are looking for someone to leave their mark on our archtectural culture with their technical leadership, whilst continuing to keep growing themselves. You should have a desire to improve your knowledge and understanding of both our tools and technologies and seek opportunities to learn and assist the team in continuous improvement. Our Ideal Candidate:

·Excellent knowledge of technology environments, including software architectures, application architectures, Cloud, Mobile and associated programming techniques.

·Particular focus on Azure Cloud Architecture in high demand, highly secure environments

·Good understanding of Quality and Information Security principals

·Is an effective communicator, able to manage and maintain effective communications with both Internal and external stakeholders.

·Uses subject matter expertise and business knowledge to optimise effectiveness of communication

·Demonstrates technical thought leadership through appropriate messages and direction

·Is able to plan, allocate and manage development work for both themselves and their department

·Is an effective self manager and understands their sphere of influence and uses this proactively to achieve successful business outcomes


About Us

Landmark Information Group is a portfolio of leading property-related data and technology businesses at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership. It delivers award-winning solutions to estate agency, conveyancing, surveying, lender valuations, environmental consultancy, and Governments. Capabilities range from property search provision, expert opinion and interpretation to conveyancing case-management, floor-planning software, valuation modelling and a property listings portal. Clients are served through market leading applications and services that connect businesses, government departments and consumers together - reducing risk, creating transparency and saving both time and money for all parties.

As the UK’s largest custodian of land, property and environmental data in the UK, using a combination of AI, machine learning and domain experts to provide marketing leading and trusted interpretation. Our data, backed by technology innovation and entrepreneurialism, make Landmark uniquely placed to lead the next wave of digital transformation in the markets we are passionate about.

What’s it like to work for us?

We hire ambitious and passionate talent into our business and are proud of the steps we take to maximise potential in our employees, nurturing and supporting their professional and personal development. We all know money makes the world go around, but at Landmark we understand that financial rewards also mean more than cash. We believe that in order for our employees to flourish, it’s important to strike a healthy work/life balance. We provide modern, open-plan and light working environments. We also offer:

  • Competitive Day rate
  • Free fruit, biscuits, tea and coffee
  • Challenging environment