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Senior Software Architect (Embedded Systems)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Architect for one of the globe's most renowned automotive manufacturers. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leading the architecture, interfaces, delivery of technical solutions & satisfying business requirements. This is an opportunity to influence the future of automotive and the development of software platforms & features for the organisation's vehicle range.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing stakeholders & the overseeing of multiple projects

  • Product roadmap creation and strategy development.

  • Accountable for the technical excellence of technology solutions delivered across the enterprise

  • Support and guidance of the solution delivery teams to develop solutions in line with architectural development documentation

Skills desired:

  • Experience with UML or SysML for systems of software design.

  • Experience working with Embedded Systems (ideally in Automotive, Naval, Aerospace or Transport sectors)

  • Strong communication skills, leadership experience & business acumen.

  • Experience of system requirement analysis.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

​Software Architect

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    City of London

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    £85000 - £95000 per annum + bonuses + benefits

  • Industry sector: Financial services


La Fosse are currently exclusively engaged with a leading financial services organisation who are looking to go through significant growth over the next few months.

They are seeking a strong Software Architect to join their Engineering function, who will take the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and delivery of Architecture for new solutions based on exisiting functional requirements and technical constraints

  • Work closely with the development team and VP of Engineering to document exisitng systems

  • Design and deliver high-level Architectural designs

Key Skills:

  • Experience Architecting and building Microservices architecture and Service-oriented architecture.

  • Experience using .Net web development technologies

  • Extensive experience of developing enterprise-grade applications on C#, .Net Core

  • Service-oriented architecture, Web Services and APIs

  • Ideally experience in Mongo DB and ElasticSearch DB

  • Strong experience in message queuing technology (Kafka and/or EventStore)

  • Good understanding of Object-Oriented Principals such as SOLID, KISS, DRY, Clean Code concepts and

  • Extensive experience in AWS - Amazon Web Services

​Head of Software Architecture

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    Oxfordshire, England

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    £90000 - £120000 per annum + Additional benefits

  • Industry sector: Technology


La Fosse are currently engaged with a start-up med-tech company who are looking for a Head of Software Architecture to lead the organisation in mission-critical projects of work.

With plans to double the size of the organisation by end of 2020, this is an crucial hire for the organisation. Reporting into the Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for designing, delivering and implementing their end to end Software Architecture.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define and deliver robust and scalable end to end Software Architecture across embedded, cloud and app

  • Manage in-house teams and out-sourced partnerships globally

  • Work in alignment with the business strategy

  • Be confident leveraging internal relationships across science, engineering, design and commercial teams to create and prioritise deliverables in line with the organisation's portfolio development

  • Act as SME, mentoring and guiding to ensure products are improved where possible

  • Create and develop a vision for IoT, Connected and Smart capabilities

  • Keep up to date emerging technologies, assessing where necessary the impact and threat to the business.

Key skills:

  • Experience working within a Head of Architecture or Senior Software Architecture remit

  • Previous experience delivering end to end Software Architecture

  • Understanding and hands on experience delivering large scale embedded solutions

  • Understanding of Architecture methodologies, including TOGAF

  • Experience with Cloud technologies, ideally AWS and Azure

  • Experience designing restful APIs

  • Preferred previous experience within large, complex enterprises

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