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Application Architect

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 dependant on experience

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166963

NRG are working with a well known and reputable name in the North East to recruit an experienced Applications Architect. You’ll design application architecture for business critical production systems, ensuring designs are aligned to core business architectural principles.


Working with development teams to design, develop and maintain business critical applications using a variety of technologies, providing mentoring, best practice guidance, and technical expertise.


We are looking for a candidate from a development background with a good knowledge of application design and architecture.


You must be able to make key technical decisions within scope of Software Development and quickly acquire new development skills to work with new technologies and tools.


You will be identifying and driving change to various tools, techniques, and technologies to deliver business benefit and technically guide multi-disciplined teams of all experience levels.


This is a excellent opportunity for a Senior candidate who demonstrates an excellent ability to work as a highly effective member of an organised development team, employing excellent interpersonal skills to reduce friction and increase performance.


Required Skills/Experience:

•Good technical skills with a good knowledge of solution design and architecture.

•Strong demonstrable knowledge of software development tools and languages including but not limited to C#, C++, Java, HTML, JavaScript, T-SQL, XSLT, VSTS, Git and their appropriate selection when creating solutions.

•Experience of best practice relating to development methodologies and application lifecycle management.

•Experience and awareness of software design patterns and their application to solving problems.

•Experience of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services, and associated technologies.

•Experience of technical mentoring and in-depth problem-solving and associated communication skills.

•Proven aptitude to rapidly adopt and implement new techniques and technologies, and to drive innovation in approaches to development.

•Experience of software development within an agile development environment, including implementing supporting tools or techniques.

•Experience of designing and implementing systems / software solutions that operate in a critical production / manufacturing environment desirable.

•Good database skills with a sound understanding of, and experience using SQL Server.