Technical Architect

Location: Manchester
Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Technical Architect

Intechnica was founded in 2006 and our vision is to make technology make a difference by increasing the value and removing the risks that Technology can bring to a business. Based in Manchester and London, Intechnica’s Consulting, AI and Software Development services help businesses deliver real growth.

We are agents of commercial growth and have worked with over 250 companies, large and small including many well-known brands, to help them understand and improve their IT capability, including: programme management, architecture design, agile enablement, software engineering and AI. People turn to us for sound advice and assistance to solve complex problems.

Due to our continued growth we are looking for a Technical Architect to join our Delivery department.

Why work for us?

We are a team and as such we take pride in being an open and flexible business. We are passionate about delivering great results for our clients – you will play a key role in helping to shape the future of our business moving forward.

Job Role

Join our expanding team working across all of our business 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 practise, designing systems and making improvement recommendations.  One engagement may be to design the architecture for a 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 in both advisory and hands-on technical development roles.

Intechnica is always looking to improve process across its teams and you will contribute to this cycle of continuous improvement. 

What is 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 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.

Skills requirements

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

  • Experience designing technology solutions and platforms and deep familiarity with modern development techniques
  • Exposure to multiple sectors including ecommerce; 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 DevOps approaches and tooling
  • 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; ERP, Warehouse; 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
  • Technical leadership and mentoring of development teams
  • Hands-on development and implementation
  • Planning timescales and the resources required
  • You will need to deal with clients large and small so great communication skills are essential
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills and. Most importantly the ability to exercise mature judgement

Location:

The role is based in our Manchester office, however, will of course be based from home in the short term, with an opportunity to work flexibly going forward.

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.
  • Free food: breakfast, fruit and snacks.
  • Lunch & Learn: listen to and learn from people talking about a topic they are passionate about, or host one yourself in whilst grabbing a free lunch.
  • Onsite hot drinks machine – enjoy your premium hot drink free of charge!
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Real career progression: as a fast-growing company, there is plenty of opportunity to learn from others and show what you can do.
  • Life assurance: four times your salary for your beneficiaries.
  • 25 days holiday: (plus bank holidays)
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • We’re a team and therefore value technical skills for their own sake: you don’t have to go into management in order to progress.
  • Have your voice heard: teams are big enough to be supportive but small enough for everyone to be heard
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