Technical Architect (Ops)

Available in:

Apply by: 25 December 2019

Role Description

Leads multi-skilled agile teams to design and deliver complete solutions that meets user needs and quality standards by:

• Taking responsibility for the infrastructure supporting development and live operation done by the team.

• Taking responsibility for design and automation of components or layers of the infrastructure by the team ensuing they are scalable, resilient, open, efficient, secure, and cost-effective.

• Taking responsibility for the quality of the code supporting configuration management and continuous integration done by the team.

• Taking responsibility for ensuring automation is in place to support the deployment pipeline(s) to deliver software into live operation.

• Working closely with development teams to ensure the infrastructure meets the needs of the service.

• Ability to work effectively within high-pressure Production environments.

• Advising customers and managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of user stories and user journeys. 

• Coaching and mentoring technical staff.

• Taking responsibility for technical solutions as part of the sales process.


The following are required skills for Technical Architects:

• Has infrastructure delivery experience across the following areas: Operating Systems, Virtualisation, Storage, Networking (including security) and Cloud technologies.

• Experience of configuration management technologies including: Puppet, Ansible.

• Experience of continuous integration and deployment pipelines to deliver digital services.

• Has successfully delivered infrastructure designs for all the layers of multiple web-based solutions.

• Has coached and mentored junior and experienced technical staff.

• Able to make effective decisions within fast-moving Agile delivery.

• Able to simply and clear communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations.

• Has an open attitude to sharing information.

• Has respect of their team members and is able to provide technical leadership to a team.

• Able to prioritise their own time and activities.

The following are desirable skills:

• Able to prioritise non-functional concerns for customers and incorporate these into the application design.

• Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology.

• Has participated in technology communities.

• Has contributed to open source projects.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.