Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?
Main purpose of the role & responsibilities in the business:
As a Platform Solution Architect (Manager) in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading’multi-skilled agile’teams’to design and deliver’high quality solutions on public cloud which delight our customers.”As a technical leader in Kainos, you’ll work with customer architects and talented colleagues to’design, automate, build and support modern digital’service’platforms. You’ll estimate effort and advise on the impact of technical decisions surrounding technology choices.”You’ll lead with the creation of policy and standards, provide assurance across Kainos delivery projects and share knowledge with/mentor those around you.’You’ll’continually be learning about new technologies and looking to the future for how we adopt them for customer benefit.
Your key responsibilities will include:
‘ Championing a DevOps culture – You’ll lead colleagues in engineering, testing, consulting, product management and security capabilities to design solutions of the highest quality which meet all non-functional requirements you’ll do all that it takes to ensure Kainos delivery projects are successful.
‘ Championing technology for positive impact You’ll keep appraised of the latest technologies/tools and champion their use for benefit both within and outside of Kainos.
‘ Developing Kainos as a business You contribute to technology strategy and help Kainos to identify, qualify and win new opportunities.
‘ Providing Leadership You’ll provide technical leadership typically across projects – which may sometimes require you to be hands-on and on others to take difficult, but necessary decisions.
‘ Being opinionated As a respected leader, you’ll offer your opinions and critique with a view to improve the quality of our solutions. You won’t wait to be asked, you’ll proactively share knowledge through internal Kainos forums and more widely in industry.
‘ Being a role model You’ll support your colleagues and reconcile the needs of the individual with the needs of the team, you will embody the Kainos values. You’ll be the person people look up to people trust your decisions because they are transparent and justified. You’ll be passionate and committed to ensuring Kainos projects are successful.
‘ Putting people first & developing others You’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of senior staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development.
MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS
‘ Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to simply and clearly communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
‘ Excellent prioritisation and time management skills, with the ability to work across a number of major projects simultaneously.
‘ We all work in teams here in Kainos a proven ability of strong team leadership skills across teams and fostering a DevOps culture.
‘ We are passionate about developing people a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing senior members of your team and wider community.
‘ Demonstrable personal ownership of:
o Delivering all aspects of modern’digital service platforms in production environments
o Prioritizing non-functional concerns for customers and incorporating them into the platform design
o Making effective and sometimes difficult – decisions within fast-moving delivery environments and owning the outcomes
‘ Significant expertise in:
o Using multiple public cloud platforms (AWS and Azure) to build solutions’across a variety of problem domains’and integrating native SaaS and PaaS offerings into your solution.
o Understanding of whole solution architecture concepts.
o Utilizing the latest Continuous Delivery techniques for releasing operationally ready software to production.
‘ Demonstrable experience in:
o Using the latest container orchestration platforms including Kubernetes.
o Applying cloud Native tooling and approaches.
o Pro-actively developing business within an account with sales and account managers.
o Proven experience being accountable for all sizes of technology delivery challenges, e.g. project, multi-team programme.
o Developing and contributing to businesses cases promoting public cloud adoption.
‘ Third level or equivalent – qualification in a related discipline.
‘ Obtained certification with a public cloud provider (AWS/Azure).
‘ Obtained certification with another respected professional body (CNCF).
‘ Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology both internally and externally.
‘ Use of automation tooling and proficient in one of the following: Powershell, Bash, Python, Ruby, Go, Groovy.
WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.
- Location: GB – Other; Leeds
- Type: Full time