Consultant Technical Architect

Location: Manchester
Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive

 

Intechnica is one of GP Bullhound’s top 50 fastest growing Northern technology businesses. We make technology make a difference. Among other things we design, build and optimise high performance cloud-based systems for mission critical business operations. From E-commerce websites and high-volume ordering systems to online ticketing and mobile CRM applications, we specialise in the creation of high performance, scalable online systems. People turn to us to solve hard problems and to advise them on how to use technology to transform their organisation.

Our Technology Advisory service is growing strongly. We’re looking for a passionate technologist to join our team. You will help our clients achieve business success with technology, by assessing technology systems, recommending innovative solutions and helping to define change management programmes.

What will you do?

Join our expanding team working across all of our businesses lines and with a range of clients in different industry sectors.

This is a varied role. You will work closely with senior client stakeholders, understanding their technology estates, auditing good practice, designing systems and making improvement recommendations. On engagement maybe to design the architecture for machine learning platform, another may include planning a cloud migration.

You will be involved at all stages of the client lifecycle, from pre-sales to delivery ensuring that all client requests are managed in an efficient way. Our technology consultants are trusted advisors to our clients and your expertise will contribute to the development of their business.

Intechnica is always looking to improve process across its teams and you will contribute to this cycle of continuous improvement. People in these roles typically travel 1-2 days per week.

 

What we look for

What’s most important to us is your approach – we value people who are curious in outlook, interested in learning new technologies, spotting problems and solving them and enjoy working in independently or in teams and who can own a delivery from beginning to end.

We pride ourselves on providing pragmatic and down-to-earth advice. Our architects have significant experience designing and building modern digital products and who can draw on their practical experience to give clients real world, implementable solutions.

You must be comfortable engaging with client stakeholders at all levels in order to gain a good understanding of a situation to be able to provide trustworthy, insightful advice and be comfortable documenting and presenting that advice to senior stakeholders or investors.

We are looking for people with the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience designing technology platforms and deep familiarity with modern development techniques;
  • Exposure to multiple sectors including: e-commerce; media; big data or machine learning is a real positive;
  • Familiarity with at least one of the major cloud provider’s technology stacks (Amazon, Google, Microsoft).
  • Knowledge of dev/ops tool chains.
  • Experience identifying key client business technology issues, determining needs by supplementing standard assessment techniques with innovative approaches, evaluating and validating analysis and developing recommendations.
  • A broad understanding of technology categories and packages, including knowledge of as many of the following as possible: e-commerce; content management systems; ad-tech; workflow; databases; CRM; BI; order management; warehouse; and inventory management. In addition, you should be able to understand the components of bespoke software systems.
  • Working with clients to define the scope of a project.
  • Planning timescales and the resources needed.
  • You’ll need to deal with clients large and small so great communication skills are essential.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills and most importantly the ability to exercise mature judgment.

Benefits

  • Flexible working: we trust people to do the right thing and don’t watch the clock
  • Social Events: Summer BBQ and Christmas Party, plus monthly events organised by our Social Committee
  • Lunch & Learn: listen to and learn from people talking about a topic they are passionate about, or host one yourself in whilst lunching on yummy pizza
  • Great career progression: as a fast-growing company, there is plenty of opportunity to show what you can do
  • We value technical skills for their own sake: you don’t have to go into management to get on
  • Have your voice heard: with an average of five people per squad, teams are big enough to be supportive but small enough for everyone to be heard
  • Personal pension
  • Company funded medical benefit
  • Life assurance: four times your salary for your beneficiaries
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 25 days holiday: (plus bank holidays)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free food: breakfast, fruit and snacks
 
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