Technical Architect
liberty it
Belfast
13d ago

Liberty IT employs over 500 people who develop a wide range of specialist and enterprise scale applications and provide technical support across the global enterprise for our parent company, Liberty Mutual.

Across our two offices in Belfast and Dublin our teams live and breathe innovation, creativity and commitment to excellence -

designing and implementing innovative solutions using both existing and emerging technologies. Combine that with our commitment to providing a great place to work for employees and you have the perfect place to start or grow your career Technical Architect

As a Technical Architect you will provide technical leadership and influence the technical direction across the organisation.

You will be the driving force behind the application of the LIT technical offering where you will demonstrate expertise and sell the benefits and value to the customer.

You will work across three core areas :

  • Delivery as part of a team hands-on coding
  • Evolution of a Technical Offering at an Organisation level
  • Leadership and coaching within the Unit(s), across LIT and Liberty mutual business and IT
  • You will be challenged. You will have the chance to be creative and have your voice heard. We will offer you a competitive salary, enable you to balance your work and life, and support you through coaching and training programs.

    In this role, you will :

  • Provide technical leadership and drive the development of strategic and complex enterprise products or systems involving future facing technologies and platforms.
  • Actively design, code and test components as part of delivery.

  • Drive the evolution of a technical offering across the organisation and with our customers as a recognised Subject Matter Expert and leader.
  • Investigate and prototype complex, cross platform business solutions to validate newer technologist. Make recommendations on emerging technological solutions to increase market share and reduce operational costs.
  • Analyze the technology industry and market trends to determine potential impact on the organisation and our customers.
  • Enable development and delivery of initiatives through knowledge sharing and the creation of best practice across Liberty IT.
  • Participate, and lead when required, on selected enterprise projects and communities, working closely with architects in Liberty IT and Liberty Mutual.
  • Consult with the organisation to ensure systems and architecture align and identify when it’s necessary to modify the technical solution to accommodate project and / or strategic needs.
  • Influence the implementation and champion product standards, making significant contributions to strategic roadmaps and technical practices.
  • Partner with the Leadership and Support team to identify opportunities to retire existing work or position the unit(s) for new work.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Delivery Lead and Business Transformation Director to develop and deliver any required pitch to secure new opportunities.

  • Coach and mentor employees to develop their potential. Share knowledge and expertise across the wider organization or beyond through networks, events and communities of practice.
  • Participate in meet-ups, conferences and industry events relevant to your technical offering to raise the global profile of Liberty IT as a leading technology company.
  • The ideal candidate will :

  • Be just as good at working with people as technology. Someone who makes a team better by being part of it, and demonstrates and teaches others to do the same.
  • Provide feedback in a timely, effective and actionable format that allows individual team members to improve.
  • Be a strong leader in times of change, having led through a large scale digital transformation.
  • Champion the importance and principles of writing clean, quality, high performing and secure code within their team and the department.
  • Be proactive about continuous improvement and innovation, and encourage your team to do the same. Someone who doesn’t just dream it but gets it done.
  • Have excellent communication skills that allow them to share experiences and expertise in an impactful way using the right method of communication and the right level for the audience.
  • Be passionate about technology and actively look for ways to increase their technical knowledge.
  • Be a leader and have strong commercial acumen. Have the ability to identify and communicate how new product offerings can add value to our customers.
  • Essential Criteria

  • A third level degree in an Information Technology or Computer Science related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience at a senior level, with exposure to providing technical direction in the delivery of software in a complex, multi-
  • platform distributed environment.

  • Proven technical leadership experience in delivering complex solutions and designs using multiple technologies and processing environments.
  • In-depth knowledge and exposure to cloud native technologies; either AWS or Azure.
  • Extensive knowledge of all components of technical architecture.
  • Competitive salary and benefits offered

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