Newcastle / Edinburgh / Bristol / London

Technical Architect

Do you want to apply your software development and people skills to a range of complex, bespoke systems for our blue-chip clients?

The Role

The Role

Scott Logic builds large-scale, bespoke, business-critical systems for some of the world’s most high-profile organisations. The business is expanding and we’re in need of people with experience of application or solution architecture to join our team of passionate and talented developers, creating complex software solutions across demanding business sectors.

You will have a demonstrable passion for technology with experience of building enterprise systems, evaluating existing IT systems and advising on technology choices. You should be comfortable solving complex technical problems and presenting proposals to prospective clients.

You’ll be surrounded by smart, highly-capable people in a collaborative environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience. You’ll be as passionate as we are about doing software engineering right, and ultimately delivering great solutions to our clients. We follow an Agile approach with solid development practices, using a wide range of modern technologies depending on the requirements of each project, including C#, Java, Scala, Node, Angular, Knockout and React.

This is a hands on, client-facing role which combines deep technical knowledge with the ability to clearly communicate technical matters.

You should have:

  • A relevant university degree
  • Strong commercial experience with enterprise-level systems
  • Strong technical expertise in a range of technologies, including one or more of:
    • C# and/or Java
    • HTML5/JavaScript and frameworks such as Angular, Knockout, etc.
  • The ability to manage clients and advise on technology choices and system improvements
  • The ability to build prototypes demonstrating technical choices
  • Experience of helping people build and deliver high-quality applications by:
    • evaluating IT systems
    • overseeing application-level design decisions
    • helping solve architecture-level problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A real passion and interest in technology
  • Experience of using Agile development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
  • The ability to think on your feet
  • A willingness to travel with occasional overnight stays required within the UK and abroad
  • A deep knowledge in some technical area such as:
    • Microsoft stack
    • Java stack
    • HTML5 development ecosystem
    • Scala/Spark/Hadoop
    • Big data
    • Enterprise integration patterns
    • Micro-services
    • Service-oriented architecture
    • Infrastructure setup and monitoring
    • Performance
    • Security

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“There are really good opportunities to work on enterprise-scale systems in interesting business domains. We have excellent relationships with clients and are able to really make a difference to the success of their projects.”

Matt, Newcastle



The Benefits

The Benefits

Our people are our greatest asset, crucial to the continued growth and success of Scott Logic. With this in mind, our full range of benefits includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • A non-contributory pension scheme of up to 10% of salary
  • 25 days holiday per year, excluding Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days with length of service
  • An incremental death in service plan
  • Group income protection cover
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Excellent career development opportunities including company supported training, certification and mentoring at all levels
  • Regular internal and external social events
  • A friends and family referral programme, payable to anyone who refers a successful applicant

You are also able to take advantage of:

  • Optional private medical cover (including member discounts)
  • The option to sell up to three days annual leave back to the company, or carry them forward, each calendar year
  • A childcare voucher scheme
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • A travel loan scheme
  • Discounted gym membership options
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"Scott Logic seems to attract a lot of work from large organisations that need help as they engage with the digital transformation. This means there are far more opportunities to be involved with challenging problems and interesting tech. What more could I ask for!?"

Stuart, Edinburgh

4 Step Process

4 Step Process

  • 1. Put yourself forward

    Use our online form to tell us about yourself and attach an up-to-date CV
  • 2. Time to talk

    Be prepared for a telephone interview so we can begin to delve a little deeper
  • 3. Face to face

    We want you to get to know us, as much as we want to get to know you, and the best way to do that is face to face
  • 4. Show us your skills

    We’ll gauge your technical ability by setting you some problems to solve

“At Scott Logic you have the benefit of being part of a broad team in terms of stability, but there is so much variation in the projects to get involved in and the people and clients you work with, so it offers the best of both worlds. For me there have been opportunities to progress, which has ensured I’ve always been able to keep doing what I want to do in my career."

Chris, Newcastle
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