Lead Architect

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Leeds - St Johns

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Redefining retail technology

We’ve got big plans for our betting shops. We’re moving to a digital world, away from legacy technology, embracing the new. We create embedded software in tangible products that are enjoyed by millions of customers, and support our colleagues by introducing new tech to their day to day work environment. We’re proud to be the driving force behind the changing face of high street betting and gaming.

You’ll lead a team of Leeds based Solution and Data Architects. You’ll create the technical roadmap that will underpin our long term Retail strategy, own the architectural landscape, and bring the transition plan to life. 

It’s up to you to gather requirements, finding solutions that will work for our business, shops and customers.  You’ll have close relationships with the Retail Director, Product Owners and Retail Operations. So you must be able to communicate your technical vision in a language they’ll understand.  It’s important that you’re already a senior / lead architect (making you a credible and inspiring leader) as you’ll make development and architectural decisions that will have an impact. You’ll also bring your team will you, coaching, mentoring and managing towards strong delivery. 

You’re no shrinking violet - a confident and robust character, you’ll be diplomatic, but not afraid to challenge and debate with colleagues. A background in software development (preferably Java) from a high transactional, high availability environment like finance, connected technology (internet of things)  or high-profile e-commerce would be ideal.  We’re adopting AWS at scale and ahead of our competitors. So we’d like you to have some working knowledge of public cloud. We’re on an agile journey too, so your skills in this area will add great value.

In return, you can look forward to working with a talented and highly motivated technical delivery team . Join us #behindthebet and you’ll be part of an international architecture community of practice with opportunities for global career progression.