Solutions Architect job in Warwick at Kantar

Solutions Architect

Company: Kantar

Location: Warwick UK

Date Posted:Dec 27, 2017

KANTARJoin a team of extraordinary people JOB DETAILS Solutions Architect£CompetitiveWarwickOpen Date: 27th December 2017Close Date: 24th January 2018 ROLE MISSIONResearch is changing. We are looking for skilled and creative individuals to help us develop new ways of performing research, to help us develop / make available new sources of data and develop analytical capabilities to open up new business opportunities for our stakeholders. KANTARNobody knows consumers better than Kantar. Providing insight and inspiration to help clients flourish in an extraordinary world, we bring together 12 of the world’s leading research, data and insight brands. At the heart of WPP, our global team of 30,000 people in more 100 countries delivers specialist insight, business strategies and consultancy support. KEY OUTCOMESOur team is dedicated to developing platforms for our stakeholders. We push innovation, we work hand in hand with the research business, we develop with offshore suppliers, we partner with technological organisations all to the aim of delivering impact to our clients. As part of WPP, our opportunities, resources and range of projects are wide and varied. Talented individuals will find an environment within which they can thrive and develop their skills and careers without limit. Currently we are hiring for a Solutions Architect to join our platform development team who has the skills and expertise to help develop and implement our platforms. We require a skillset of thinking big, technical innovation, challenging the status quo and being able to influence other internal and external team members of your technical ideas.  The successful applicant would report into our Solution Architecture team and work across multiple projects to deliver on your technical vision overcoming the various challenges as we develop. The successful candidate would work extremely closely with other Solution Architects across the wider Kantar group and across WPP to ensure that our solutions are in line with WPP strategy and can interface with other applications around the group. This role would suit someone who is experienced as a solution architect or who has a broad background of technical implementations and leading technical innovation and solution design. CAPABILITIES STATEMENTArchitectural ExperienceWe focus on platform development and require candidates who are aware of the various challenges and are adept at overcoming them. A successful candidate will have the following experience; •        Designing and architecting large and/or complex software systems using industry standards tools and existing enterprise frameworks to consistently deliver high quality systems.•        Designing and architecting platforms used by multiple stakeholders and geographies•        Experience of working with offshore development teams and ensuring the effectiveness of those teams in terms of implementing your technical designs•        Has broad technical knowledge (as a senior developer) combined with strong business analysis skills Technical skillsWe are primarily a Microsoft house based on our clients’ security and enterprise needs. However, we are looking for candidates that have a broad range of skills to challenge our ways of working and to meet the varying requirements we have from stakeholders. Successful candidates will have the following skills;Multiple years of experience in one or more programming languages: .Net / C#; Python; Ruby; PHP;Experience of one or more Client side web technologies & frameworks i.e. AngularJS, backbone, HTML5, JQuery, Node.JS, ExpressStrong understanding of SOLID principles and management of code complexity and maintainabilityExperience of Continuous Integration & Continuous DeploymentKnowledge of the strengths / weaknesses of one or more database technologies: Relational: SQL Server, Oracle; No-SQL: MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4jMultiple years of experience of using Azure and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of other Cloud offeringsDemonstrable knowledge of enterprise security / compliance frameworks and user authentication strategiesExperience of multi-tier applicationsDemonstrable willingness to see through a project from inception to completion and provide technical input across the project lifecycleDemonstrable capability to work across teams and deliver on multiple projects at onceDemonstrable capability to work with other technical teams and agree standards and protocols for technical design which are workable for all Personal Skills·       Excellent communication skills·       Ability to influence others to your opinions·       Ability to break down complex problems into logical and manageable constructs·       Desire and capability to innovate (within the scope and requirements of stakeholders)·       Happy to get hands dirty when problems arise·       Ability to p lan, schedule and monitor own work in a systematic and analytical manner within a limited time horizon Educational Requirements·       Bachelor's degree in an IT, mathematics or related field  REWARDS STATEMENTAt Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. APPLICATION STATEMENT We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. To apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary, please apply to link provided OPENING DATE & CLOSING DATE Opening date: 27 December 2017. Closing date: 24 January 2018 View full job description
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