Technical Architect | amber labs

amber labs

Job Title: Technical Architect
Employer: amber labs
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 10826_1388d2990a2cdb6c398040bcb64f3f18


Job Details:

Amber Labs was founded on three key principles:

1. A people-first internal culture, with diverse investments and exciting opportunities for our team, and a partnership structure that ensures everyone has a chance to share in the success of the company.

2. Constant iteration to identify opportunities to develop artifacts, accelerators, and automation solutions that allow for rapid deployment of highly technical cloud or on-premises solutions for our clients.

3. Consistent investment in our ADM (Amber Labs Delivery Methodology, underpinned by Agile Methodology) to ensure maximum velocity, quality, and value.

Role: Technical Architect
Location: UK (Remote)
Clearance: You must be a British Citizen or have been in the UK for 5+ Years

Key Skills / Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in API and Event-Based architecture design patterns, encompassing pub-sub and data streaming.
  • Experience in architecting events based architecture across multiple data centers and public clouds.
  • Familiarity with API Gateway and micro-gateway patterns, including capabilities such as traffic control, security, logging, monitoring, and authentication, for example, Kong API Gateway.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile/DevOps delivery methodologies and best practices.
  • Expertise in Microservice and API-Led architecture and integration design tools, techniques, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, and networking design patterns, tools, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions and relational databases.

Role Specification:

  • Prior experience in the Public Sector is preferred, along with exposure to GDS (Government Digital Service) projects.
  • Lead, deliver, and support the technical design of a product or part of a shared platform to meet user needs and business objectives.
  • Lead efforts to ensure high-quality technical design and adherence to enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps.
  • Collaborate with Digital professions in agile delivery teams to create Value for Money (VFM) solution designs meeting user needs.
  • Engage with Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects, Lead Solution Architects, and engineering teams to implement solutions according to approved architecture designs.
  • Be accountable for product architecture alignment with engineering and ensure successful product delivery.
  • Identify, capture, share, and iterate architecture patterns to ensure consistent and coherent architecture design, contributing to Enterprise Architecture.
  • Implement architecture patterns and create reference architectures as real-world examples of successful architecture designs.
  • Provide solution options and recommendations during project discovery and inception phases to guide decision-making on the best solution design.
  • Make technology choices for products in alignment with the enterprise architecture blueprint, contributing to the update of technology policies where needed.
  • Contribute to fostering an inclusive digital culture within the department.

Technical Skills Required:

  • Effective communication skills, capable of bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Possess deep technical understanding relevant to the role and its place within the broader technical landscape, including awareness of digital technology limitations.
  • Proficient in systems design, capable of designing systems with medium levels of risk, impact, and complexity, and ensuring effective application of design standards, methods, and tools.
  • Able to work with and challenge senior stakeholders, prioritize and mitigate constraints, and adapt approaches accordingly.
  • Skilled in translating business problems into technical designs, addressing challenges across multiple business areas and drawing connections to reach common solutions.
  • Experienced in prototyping as a team activity, soliciting and testing prototypes with others, establishing design patterns, and iterating them as needed, along with knowledge of various prototyping methods and hosting protocols.

This role requires a seasoned Technical Architect with a strong understanding of architectural principles, technical depth, and the ability to translate business requirements into effective technical solutions.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Here at Amber Labs, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace for all. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion includes:

  • Valuing the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of all employees and creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and valued.
  • Prohibiting all forms of harassment, bullying, discrimination, and victimisation and promoting a culture of dignity and respect for all.
  • Educating all new hires on our Diversity and Inclusion policies and ensuring they are aware of their rights and responsibilities to create a safe and inclusive workplace.
  • By taking these steps, we are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our employees and communities.

What Happens Next?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to advise you on the next steps. We have a two-stage interview process for most of our consultants. In certain cases, we may include a third and final stage, which is a conversation with the company Partners. This will only be considered if deemed necessary.



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