• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 505981

Senior Technical Architect

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Senior Technical Architect to join their established team based in Holborn, Central London.

 About us

Here at Reed.co.uk, we are on a mission to connect people to a world of career opportunities online. We do this by showing the relevant jobs or candidates to customers that best match their criteria. 

 Founded in 1995, we are the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK. Each month, more than 11 million people turn to Reed.co.uk in their search for work, making almost 100,000 applications every day.*

 The role

You will be helping to support our teams in delivering high-value business objectives while transforming our technical real-estate into modern architecture. You will also be responsible for helping delivery on the product roadmap, you will work closely with stakeholders, engineers, product managers and scrum masters to ensure solutions are delivered on time & successfully, with a keen focus on quality, process and implementing best practices.

 Key Activities

  • Provide technical leadership on proof of concepts to establish architectural patterns for new projects

  • Responsible for refactoring existing solutions while embracing cloud-first strategy

  • Review evolving requirements and work with stakeholders to make enhancements/changes to the architecture through a collaborative process with the product team(s)

  • Liaise with Product Managers, other Architects, Designers & other stakeholders to understand the scope of work, interdependencies and maintain a balance between building high-impact projects and delivering on time

  • Help develop and maintain a sustainable, healthy engineering culture and environment which is both encouraging and challenging

  • You will articulate ideas in ways that resonate with both Engineers and non-technical people

  • Problem solving and decision making – sound judgement at a senior management level using assertiveness and influencing skills to demonstrate business benefits and to ensure the decision is fully understood and accepted

  • Implement and evaluate technical success metrics

Capabilities and Competencies


  • Technologically diverse background with the and ability to learn new things quickly

  • Strong engineering leadership skills

  • Experience of mentoring engineers, sharing knowledge and supporting teams

  • Excited by tough technical challenges

  • Analytical, curious, goal-oriented

  • A problem solver who is proactive and not satisfied until effective solutions are found

  • Shows a desire to learn and self-improve

  • Has an Agile approach to systems delivery

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills


  • Experience working on and optimising high transactional web applications

  • Expert knowledge of C#, .NET Core, front-end technologies and t-sql

  • Expert knowledge of software architecture, design patterns and standard (Event Driven Architecture)

  • In depth knowledge of agile practices (scrum roles and methodology)

  • Best practices in testing – TDD, BDD etc

  • Understand data storage systems, mssql, redis, elasticsearch, nosql

  • Experience with major website rebuilds or re-platforming projects moving to SOA / Microservices

  • Experience with cloud administration (AWS) and CI/CD pipelines (Azure)

  • Exposure to continuous development such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing and deployment

  • Exposure to container and serverless hosting

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working, including core hours and location flexibility.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

  • Flexible holiday scheme with the option to buy, sell or carry over up to 5 days a year.

  • Moving home leave.

  • 10% of your time dedicated to personal development.

  • Financial benefits including pension and health cash plan subscription .

  • Enhanced family leave policies.

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance.

  • Love Mondays events.

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers.

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues.

  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep.

These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!



Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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