Head of Architecture

ABOUT US AND WHY YOU’LL WANT TO WORK FOR US

Notonthehighstreet.com is one of the UK’s most high profile e-commerce businesses and has been changing the face of retailing online since 2006.

Notonthehighstreet.com is:-

  • The No.1 curated marketplace in the world and is continuing to experience explosive growth
  • The definitive, award-winning online marketplace for original and inspiring products
  • Supporting growth for the UK’s most creative small businesses and changing the lives of our sellers
  • Offering customers the chance to source, create and own beautiful, out-of-the-ordinary things
  • Supported by top VC’s which recognise and support our ambition

Our people are as unique as our products, and alongside a competitive salary we offer fantastic benefits including a bonus scheme and generous holiday allowance.

Based in London’s growing digital and e-commerce hub of Richmond-upon-Thames, aka ‘Silicon-upon-Thames’, we offer a dynamic and socially active environment.

WHAT WE NEED IN A NUTSHELL

Notonthehighstreet.com is looking for a talented Software Architect to work in a stimulating and agile environment with like-minded professionals to design, implement and scale our platform and support our global ambitions.

WHAT THE ROLE ENTAILS

We are taking our platform to new horizons with a continued emphasis on cloud computing and have a requirement for a hands-on, talented Software Architect to come in and help lead and shape our future platform. Reporting to the IT Director and working alongside a team of creative engineers, our DevOps team and the business, you will be responsible for ensuring that our vision translates to reality and that we have adequate governance in place.

This role comes with the opportunity to make a big difference – enhancing our business agility and helping us to continue to build a high-availability platform for a global business.

THE TYPE OF PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

You will be a pragmatic Software Architect that understands that business value has to be realised on the journey to improve our platform. You are able to communicate at all levels and you understand how business architecture and core data drives the birth of new services.  As well as having a long term focus, your role is also about leading and championing good architecture and design principles among our product development teams on a day-to-day basis.

THE KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE NEED 

  • Distributed Architecture
  • Proven hands-on experience of implementing high availability REST services
  • Service discovery and dependency management
  • Messaging and EDA
  • Hands on experience with cloud technologies (AWS/Rackspace/Openstack) and cloud application design
  • Decoupling/componentisation of larger legacy applications
  • High transactional Ecommerce exposure
  • Hands-on experience with an object orientated programming language
  • Dynamic programming language (hands-on)
  • Hands-on experience with application development frameworks such as RoR or Spring
  • RDBMS (i.e. Mysql, Postgres), NoSQL (i.e. MongoDB, Redis,…), Search Engines (Elasticsearch, Solr…)
  • Strong communication skills, both technically & non-technically
  • Pairing experience
  • Caching technologies
  • Desire to work closely with the business, learn new things and teach others
  • Exposure to internationalization a plus

IF THIS IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU, APPLY NOW! 

We’d love to hear about what you can do for us and how you can add value to our people and our business.

Please send us a covering letter to wow us, your CV and an indication of the salary you desire to: careers@notonthehighstreet.com.