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Technical Architect

  • Posted June 3, 2024
  • Bonus and Benefits
  • Fully remote Technical Architect
  • Permanent
  • Architect / Principal Engineer
  • Fully Remote
  • Circa £80k salary + Bonus and Benefits

My client is EdTech company on a hugely exciting roadmap: A tech for good company that deliver market leading, innovative digital learning to millions of students across >20,000 schools. Pioneers in digital learning, they invest heavily in education research, adapt quickly and are continually refining their digital curriculum and product suite.

Summary Description

As a Principal Engineer of the Product and Enterprise Operations team, you will lead the solution architecture, engineering direction, and engineering capability of the core curriculum platform. You will define and integrate the architectural roadmap with broader, next-generation enterprise platform services to consistently deliver high-quality software. You will use your leadership and communication skills to collaborate with engineering and operations teams, offshore & onshore.

Essential Job Functions

  • Analyse requirements for stories or tasks from product owners to create solution designs and provide useful timeline estimates
  • Code solutions using appropriate languages (Node.js primarily, some knowledge of Java/Kotlin, Micronaut, React, and Kubernetes would be helpful)
  • Use metrics to identify opportunities and create new features in “Kaizen” (self-directed) time
  • Write clean, maintainable code with minimal defects so that future work on any codebase that you touch can be easily understood and maintained by other developers
  • Test code functionality through unit tests so the client can be assured of expected code functionality before deployment so that unintended consequences of other changes will be felt at the point of testing, and so that the responsibility of units of code can be easily understood through test descriptions
  • Work with data and databases, as well as the appropriate technologies and languages for data transfer
  • Resolve any customer support issues when required as part of the team’s on-call strategy so that products continue to delight customers and the client doesn’t lose user or customer trust in the capability of products.
  • Work with management and stakeholders to ensure an understanding of the current progress in your work
  • Write simple, easily understood documentation so that better decisions can be made in the moment regarding which tasks to work on next, and both existing and future team members can understand what you have worked on and the reasons behind any architectural or stylistic choices you may have made
  • Learn about new technologies and adopt them into your working pattern to ensure you are up to date with emerging trends and can provide forward-thinking solutions to problems
  • Proactively identify areas of the application that can be improved and work with Product Owners to add those tasks to the workstream to ensure the product remains competitive
  • Own the packaging and release of your code through a CI/CD pipeline and resolve any issues so that customers can use the features or bug fixes you deliver
  • Constructively conduct Pull Request reviews on other team members’ code so that the bar on code quality continues rising and team members are encouraged to develop
  • Train and mentor other team members, ensuring that you are knowledge-sharing to build team efficiencies
  • Continuously identify and implement ideas that improve the overall developer experience.
  • Promote Product and Enterprise Operations culture and values


  • Experience designing and creating Restful Services
  • Experience in designing and building solutions using Microservices Architecture & Event Driven Architecture
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding and experience with AWS or other cloud providers
  • Capable of high level strategic architectural planning and goal setting
  • Strong technology leader in two or more domains; working knowledge of all enterprise domains
  • Mastery with Node.js and proficient in other languages and frameworks


  • Ability to innovate and evaluate at a senior level; thinks strategically across one or more technologies
  • Drive continuous improvement across architecture, engineering, and quality
  • Effective communicator to non-technologists and Product teams; makes technical issues readily understandable to general audiences

If this sounds like the next role for you, please apply.

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