Head of Architecture


Rodney Williams

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Position: Head of Architecture

Location: Fully remote

Benefits: £90,000 – £100,000 DOE + Benefits

Are you an expert architect with team management and team building experience looking for an opportunity within a globally recognised company? Our client are a market leading company within the eCommerce space and are currently on the lookout for a head of architecture to lead the solution design function and make sure product development fits the overall architecture and infrastructure strategy.

This is an exciting and challenging role in a fast-paced environment where you will be expected to build exceptional teams, and drive a high-performance culture that encourages innovation, learning and collaboration to develop the best engineering talent.


  • Work together with the CTO to create a software architecture strategy and practice aligned to the business strategy and agile software delivery
  • Work together with CTO and Head of Infrastructure to make technology and product choices and buy vs build decisions.
  • Champion best architectural and software development practices and re-use in the Engineering function.
  • Identify opportunities to re-use and incorporate those into the overall architecture
  • Maintain architecture documentation to allow effective communication with various stakeholders
  • Support in-house and external development teams on delivering complex technical solutions on issues that span strategic projects, small enhancements and tactical fixes.
  • Develop and monitor performance and security standards for software construction and refactoring.
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day work of the team of software architects, working closely with relevant software teams, Product Managers and Scrum Masters to deliver frequent deployments of new software.
  • Coach, mentor and manage the performance and personal development of the team of Architects.


  • Significant technical knowledge of IT Systems Architecture and Enterprise Architectural practices.
  • Proven experience in software development strategy.
  • Substantial managerial experience of leading teams of software developers and solution architects.
  • Collaborative and practical with a can-do attitude.
  • Specialist level hands-on knowledge of Java software development (though this is largely a hands-off role), building large scale, high performance, high availability software applications.
  • Experience in communicating architecture using models, diagrams and documentation.
  • Passionate about the effective use of Agile across the entire Software Development Lifecycle, including software engineering disciplines, code quality, automation, and optimisation tooling.
  • Experience in domain-driven design of software.
  • Dev-Ops experience.
  • Experience in the following technologies/software.
  • BPM, BPMN and Camunda.
  • React/Node.js.
  • Unit testing technologies (e.g. JUnit).
  • CI Development experience (e.g. Bamboo).
  • Apache SOLR.
  • Oracle DB.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.


  • Experience delivering software solutions in a public-facing, highly available eCommerce environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, please email us at apply@som-3.com