Software Architect (Retail)
OpenBet - London

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    • Working with customers and/or product managers to extract requirements and agree the designs
    • Design solutions that are modular, scalable and portable
    • Evaluate business requirements vs technical, architectural and resource constraints and propose appropriate solutions
    • Maintain a thorough and up to date understanding of the business and technical architecture goals of OpenBet Retail and, its sister company, OpenBet and apply them to the specification of products and projects
    • Work with development to estimate the effort required to deliver the solution, providing justification for the estimates
    • Identify technical deliverables, risks and the impact of the chosen solution
    • Document all of the above in a Project Initiation Document for sign-off
    The candidate must have:
    • First or Upper Second class honours degree from a well-regarded university
    • Demonstrated analytical ability having been responsible for delivering complex technical specifications
    • At least 3 years experience in a senior analytical role
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Highly motivated and independent
    • Well presented
    Ideally the candidate should have:
    • Programming experience in an object-orientated language such as C#, Java or C++
    • Experience of working with large-volume transactional systems
    • Experience with relational databases & SQL (preferably MS SQL Server & T-SQL)
    • Experience of web services and SOA
    • Knowledge of web systems and their limitations
    • Knowledge of XML, XSD and DTD
    • Experience of messaging architecture (Enterprise Service Bus, MSMQ, JMS)