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Solution Architect – Christchurch £60,000-65,000

Solution Architect – Christchurch £60,000-65,000

Bond Williams
Professional Recruitment

A Solution Architect is required by a leading organisation based in Christchurch.


  • To lead and manage a team of senior software developers and software developers. Line management responsibilities will include technical recruitment, appraisals, 121 meetings, identifying training needs, motivating and performance managing the team
  • To drive the strategic direction of our products & services taking into account emerging and legacy technologies
  • To oversee strategy for both product and bespoke code base platform definition and implementation
  • To strategically decide whether we can inherit existing /support legacy code bases – and how we handle our growing levels of software support
  • To devise a tactical plan which can be collaboratively carried out by the team – to implement improvements to our products, services, processes, and knowledge sharing within the team
  • To plan for team growth considering the blend/level of skills required within team
  • To assist in resourcing decisions
  • To review project progress and overview of the performance of all individuals in team
  • Drive staff performance by coaching and performance manage where necessary
  • To facilitate the smooth delivery of all projects, enhancements and support delivered by the team
  • To facilitate technology and methodology decision making throughout team, including standardisation of system architecture, reusable code base development, versions of software tools, best practice, source control and deployment processes
  • To have a clear task list and plan for inducting new members into the team and bring them up-to-speed as quickly as possible
  • To make sure that all training and support that team members require is delivered internally or externally


  • A senior level software developer with strong and successful technical lead experience
  • Experience of leading a team of developers
  • Advanced level (knowledge and experience) of programming languages and software development methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge level and working experience in all stages of software development life cycle.
  • Experience of managing, directing and motivating staff to deliver projects with stretching scope and objectives
  • Highly numerate and literate, with the ability to produce top quality written specifications and strategy and implementation communication
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Experience at advising key stakeholders at senior board level
  • Strong Leadership, professional attitude – and leading by example
  • Bright, highly self-motivated and driven
  • Passionate about Software Development with a general thirst for digital knowledge and a significant interest in new emerging technologies
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail
  • Innovative and creative, with a concise, precise, and effective approach to problem solving and the ability to develop, deliver and evaluate brilliant ideas founded on rock-solid strategic thinking
  • Credible, confident, and articulate, with excellent communication and presentation skills and the gravitas to deliver ideas clearly and concisely to internal stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Reliable, flexible, and cooperative
  • Diplomatic and tactful
  • Personable and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall passion for excellence
  • Patriciate in the on call rota for out of hours support of IT applications and core systems.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is negotiable depending on experience, pllus benefits.

Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency

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