Solutions Architect (Data)

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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops intuitive software for the online gaming industry. Our motto is to move “Fearlessly Forward” together. Cooperative innovation is at the center of everything we do – from our games, new products and technologies, to how we collaborate and share inspiration with one another.

What we believe

We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes. Our forte lies in the diversity of our skills – and that comes from the diversity of our people.

Our commitment to you

The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, where we all learn together, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof), and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a friendly, supportive working environment for all. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and enjoy the support to move Fearlessly Forward.

Your Mission

As Solutions Architect, you are responsible for the ongoing design of scalable and robust Data and Analytics platforms. Day-to-day you’ll be working with groups including Software Engineers, DBAs, DevOps, Security, Product, BI, the wider architecture group and management stakeholders. We are looking for a Solutions Architect with extensive experience in the Data and Analytics space, including the Hadoop Ecosystem. You should be passionate about data and creating scalable systems that can run anywhere.|

What you'll do

  • Be responsible for the Architecture of the specific functional areas and components, ensuring the architecture is optimal and aligned to the overall architectural strategy
  • Engage with the central architecture team to understand overall company architectural strategy and guidelines
  • Work closely with Product Directors to understand mid/long-term product strategies and define product architecture roadmaps accordingly
  • Understand other technical stakeholders strategies(e.g. DevOps, Application Security, Database teams) and ensure alignment
  • Identify and define appropriate non-functional requirements that need to be satisfied by the technical solution ensuring these are part of the overall requirements
  • Empower the development team to participate in the design of technical solutions and ensure they are fully aligned with requirements and architectural principles
  • Work with the project stakeholders to ensure that the defined technical solutions and requirements are broken down into a sensible delivery schedule e.g. sizing/scope, phases, deliverables, build order, etc
  • Provide continuous support to the team ensuring they have the necessary technical guidance
  • Identify, define and prioritise technical/architectural initiatives to continuously improve our products ensuring they meet all architectural principles
  • Get your hands dirty and produce top quality code to help the dev team in specific projects, to evaluate new technologies or to develop POCs 

What you'll bring

  • Extensive experience working as a Solutions Architect in the Data and Analytics space, including the Hadoop Ecosystem. 
  • Proven experience designing and documenting system architectures
  • Ability to work in a multi-faceted role often consisting of elements of Architecture, Development, Project Management and Business Analysis.
  • Experience in analyzing problems from both business and engineering points of view and designing solutions that meet both technical and business requirements
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate and influence both business and engineering stakeholders, always adapting communication style to engage with specific audiences
  • Extensive hands-on development experience and ability to act as a top developer if the situation requires it
  • Ability to formally document complex systems, solutions and ideas in a clear and concise manner  
  • Ability to provide reliable estimations of effort and duration of whole projects, milestones, iterations and tasks 
  • Good response under pressure and ability to quickly react to changes and to adapt strategies and priorities accordingly
  • Knowledge of Exasol Fast Analytics is a bonus.

What's in it for you

  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Attractive salary and customisable benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Contemporary and accessible office environments with a range of workplace perks
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package for you and your family including soft-landing package services to help you settle in (applicable in Spain, if you are moving from a different city/country)
  • Being part of a team with a forward-looking, international mindset and agile working practices
  • A friendly, inclusive and multicultural environment (we are made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking almost 30 languages)
  • Wellbeing programmes, learning and personal growth opportunities
  • A range of employee events throughout the year, including team building activities, Learning Labs, Hackathons and Designathons
  • Opportunities to shape the tech community within and outside of the company, through mentoring and knowledge-sharing

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.

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