Technical Architect - Digital Services

Available in: UK - Home Based Worker, London, and Belfast

What you’ll do


As a Technical Architect you’ll lead some of the best people in the industry to achieve scalable, resilient solutions which meet users’ needs. You’ll design and build large performant, secure solutions which will improve the quality of people’s lives - lives of people you know.


You’ll take responsibility for the end-to-end technical design and delivery from a Scrum team who are working at the forefront of agile digital transformation - where we don’t just follow a textbook; we deliver, review and drive the process ensuring the most value for our users.


You’ll design and develop scalable web solutions in Agile environments that meet our users’ needs while, carrying out code reviews to ensure code delivered by your team remains at the highest level of quality. You will work to quality targets, incorporating design, construction, and testing of modern, open web solutions, while working alongside Ops to consider security, deployment and performance implications.


You’ll advise our users, customers and managers on estimates and the technical impact of user stories and journeys. Because you love to remain hands-on, you’ll be actively involved in both the design and development of the open source platforms we deliver. As well as technical delivery, you'll be involved in advising around technical solutions within the sales process.



Who you are


You currently design solutions based on stories and work with a team to deliver production-ready code in large scale web projects.You can code across multiple tech stacks, including the likes of Java, Ruby, Python, Scala and other open source languages, and thrive on delivering extraordinary solutions.


You understand that to design a viable, robust solution requires you to understand the nuances of the technologies you work with. To do this you maintain a hands-on approach to coding and you regularly submit your code to production.


You thrive in Agile environments and have a sound understanding of the tools, design methodologies and practices. You make effective decisions in an often rapidly changing environment, and work well to deadlines.


You love understanding new technologies and exploring how they can be applied to what you do. You’re passionate about your work and are confident with what you know, and you’re able to pick up and learn languages. You work well as part of a team and communicate well – as a people manager and a technical leader.  With lots of mentoring experience, you know how to get the best work out of others. You love advising clients, you’re user and customer focused and are happy to travel nationally to work alongside them.


What you’ll get


We’ve built a truly creative, stimulating and rewarding work environment at Kainos. You’ll plot out your own career path, with access to bespoke training through our MAP training academy. You’ll be surrounded by people looking to learn and grow while mentoring and developing those around them.


Through MAP, we'll ensure you can attend some of our specialised courses in conjunction with universities and external training providers, and we will give you the time to drive your own development. You’ll be challenged, and you’ll be given the autonomy to meet those challenges.


We offer an exciting package, consisting of a competitive basic salary  – two innovation days per month for you to work on what you want, excellent pension, training and development opportunities, £250 towards a non-work focused course of your choice annually, opportunities to travel and attend industry-leading conferences and a whole host of other benefits such as family-friendly working hours and social events.



Who we are


What we do is mind-blowing: we use cutting-edge digital technology to change the way the world works. Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives.


We are a trusted partner for Government, leading the digital transformation of public services by delivering smarter, faster, better solutions. We have a proven track record of delivery, having played a central role in more than 40 government digital projects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate.

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 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.