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Technical Architect - API

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Technical Architect (API) - £Competitive Salary – Luton – Permanent

The Company

Advantage Resourcing are working closely with a well-established airline recruiting for a Technical Architect to come on board to join their dynamic team.

The Role

You will support the architecture of existing and new applications, providing technical guidance on API design and alignment to enterprise architecture and software engineering best practices. The role translates between high level business requirements and developer ready tasks, straddling the full lifecycle of the technology, and is responsible for the API platform roadmap, delivering change and participating in the ongoing run, support & maintenance activities.

Main Duties:

  • External API design and governance, working across business domains to ensure APIs fulfil functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Providing subject matter expertise on industry standard data formats, using this knowledge to drive adoption in the interfaces where appropriate
  • Publish and maintain a technical Roadmap for the platform, defining how constituent technologies, frameworks and hosted environment are kept up to date to ensure maximum productivity and cost effectiveness.
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to development teams (both the organisation and 3rd parties) around API design and consumption, ensuring standards are consistently upheld and quality practices are embedded early within delivery teams
  • Working with Solution Architects and other technical architects to ensure that design principles are adhered to in the integration of any new systems / platforms.
  • Working with the Enterprise Architecture team to input to the strategic technical roadmaps for system and business capabilities.
  • Primary point of contact with the software vendor on all technology related topics
  • Assisting with 2nd & 3rd line support where required

Successful Candidate:

  • Significant experience in ideally eCommerce environments covering API management, SOA / Micro Services Architecture, cloud technologies and data integration
  • Previous experience technically leading teams and providing hands on delivery support as required to a varied number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge in defining the Interface specifications using Open API specifications (Swagger, JSON) and SOAP/XML
  • Methodical, logical and flexible in approach to building solution blueprints covering Application, Integration, Data and Infrastructure aspects
  • Previous development experience ideally with API management tools, RedHat Technologies and AWS solutions
  • Experience in defining highly performant and secured API deployment model in both AWS & On premise infrastructure
  • Experience in defining the API authorisation framework using OAuth or similar
  • Experience in defining technical solutions for high volume, distributed transactional systems with low latency
  • Experience with using Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience in ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server including T/SQL stored procedures
  • Experience in using the monitoring tools such as App dynamics
  • Exposure to cloud based Big data technologies (HDFS, Spark, Hive, Impala, Kudu, Python, Flume, Kafka)
  • Linux experience
  • Java experience
  • Hands on knowledge of both agile and waterfall development techniques
  • Airline/Retail experience is an advantage

Please apply with your most up to date CV, Ref. 825294

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