Technical Architect, Zone

Function: Technical Lead

Role categories: Technical

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive salary + great benefits
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 31/07/2018

Job description

At Zone we are experts in strategy, technology and content. Our digital specialists work in agile, multi-disciplinary teams to help ambitious businesses win.

We are looking for a superb Technical Architect to join our team in central Bristol and support the agency's continued growth.

The Technical Architect is responsible for making our work stand out from the field, architechting multi-channel digital applications and overseeing technical design build and maintenance. You will be responsible for ensuring we produce robust scalable solutions that are clever, beautifully crafted digital products. In this role you’ll inspire your colleagues to create groundbreaking work, and encourage our clients to think more ambitiously about the technical potential of their brand.

Main responsibilities

Leadership

  • Lead and champion technical solutions in response to briefs for projects within your client group, continually driving the quality of output
  • Seek new opportunities with your clients to build their brand and service offer through technical innovation and delivery. This includes taking the lead on selling technical ideas and approaches to the client
  • Demonstrate a passion for new technologies, processes and tools, and continually seek to push the boundaries in everything you do.
  • Sit on the Technology Lead Forum which is responsible for shaping how we operationally deliver on Zone’s technology strategy
  • Line manage and mentor other senior technologists

Project Lead

  • Responsible for the technical delivery of projects from pitch through to delivery
  • Solution design and specification, which platforms, technologies, patterns to use to best meet requirements
  • Create technical proposals, ensuring they are implementable and proposing alternatives as necessary
  • Ensure solutions are tested, scalable, security compliant, optimised, documented and relevant coding standards and best practices are maintained
  • Work collaboratively across disciplines both inside and outside the group to ensure the best product is built
  • Technical planning, working closely with project management to ensure that we make best use of our technical staff

Person specification

Requirements 

  • 7 year’s + development experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of web technologies (Microsoft or LAMP stack )
  • Experience with automated build and deployment solutions such as TeamCity/Octopus
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems
  • Good understanding of cloud infrastructure and architecting solutions for high availability
  • Comfortable working with, and presenting to clients. Ability to communicate technical ideas effectively in a business context
  • Innovative problem solver who can work to overcome cross discipline technical challenges
  • An understanding of testing concepts and where they need to be applied
  • Able to multi-task whilst consistently maintaining a high level of quality and productivity
  • Enthusiastic and committed with the ability to gain respect and trust from colleagues