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Application Architect in Edinburgh at Computershare, Inc

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Application Architect


Competitive Salary  Realistic Progression Opportunities Technical Training & Development Award Winning Employee Share Plan Company Pension Flexible Working Hours 25 Days Holiday Fantastic Working Culture Cutting Edge Technology Centre of Excellence Offices in Central Edinburgh (Q1 2019)

Computershare are currently recruiting for an experienced Application Architect to join our global development team. This is a great opportunity to join a brand-new function within Computershare which will see you help shape the architectural strategy.

Job Purpose

As an Application Architect, you will be responsible for solution design and architecture, delivery, providing architectural direction to teams and implementing architectural strategy.

We are ideally looking for an individual with hands-on development experience that can look at both, functional and non-functional requirements and work closely within our cross-functional teams to design new applications and up-grade legacy systems.

Candidates that are moving from a Senior Software Engineer position will be highly regarded.

Key Accountabilities

•         Help to shape new client propositions, services and products

•         Work with teams to design high-quality solutions that are innovative, stable and resilient whilst also conforming to security and architectural standards

•         Promote regular review of designs and champion transparency of decision making

•         Manage the level of technical debt to support long-term sustainable development

•         Act as a representative in dealings with global architecture group

•         Research emerging technologies/practices and propose improvements and inject new ideas into design techniques


Skills & Experience


•         Significant experience of application development within a complex enterprise context

•         Experience as an Architect or in a role that requires significant architecture interaction

•         Experience at influencing at all levels, from delivery team to Senior Management

•         Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to collect and analyse complex material and data and present this in accessible formats

•         Excellent communication skills with a strong work ethic

•         Ability to give advice, mentor and pass on knowledge

Specific Key Benefits of the Role

Computershare offers all employees 25 days holiday, an excellent pension scheme, shareholder incentive plan (buy one get one free on all shares purchased) and a flexible employee benefits scheme (including the option to buy additional annual leave).

A Truly Diverse Place to Work

Computershare celebrates the diversity of our people and we welcome applications from everyone.

At Computershare, we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential. As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our customers’ needs to allow us to drive better outcomes.

As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

 All successful candidates will be required to undergo the Computershare Pre-Employment Screening Process before commencing employment. Employment will be subject to satisfactory clearance on background checks including Identification, Passport Validation, Finance, Qualification, Employment / Personal referencing and Criminal Record Basic Disclosure checks.

Computershare Investor Services plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Computershare Investor Services plc is registered in England and Wales No 3498808 and the registered office address is: The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 8AE.


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