Solution Architect

Product   |   Nottingham

POSTED: 07/09/2021

Introduction to Red Box

Red Box is a leading dedicated voice specialist, empowering organizations to capture, secure and unlock the value of enterprise-wide voice. With the most open and connected platform, we capture and transcribe voice from all major communications platforms across global enterprises and SMEs. Our customers retain complete data sovereignty and we connect them to the broadest partner ecosystem to maximize the value of captured voice data.

Working with our global reseller channel and direct enterprise customers, we are trusted by leading organizations across financial, contact centre, government and public safety sectors (including six of the world’s top banks, 85% of global interdealer brokers, 1,700 call centres and over 70% of UK police forces), and we capture and secure millions of calls daily for over 3,400 customers around the world.

Red Box’s market-leading compliance recording platform, Quantify, has underpinned Red Box’s growth for the past 15 years. The platform is differentiated in terms of breadth of connectivity, resilience, and ease of deployment. As an evolution of this platform, Red Box is soon to release into GA a new next-generation enterprise-scale platform positioned for our largest global customers, named Conversa.

It’s a very exciting time for the company’s growth, and as a Solution Architect you can be a big part of ensuring our continued success as the world’s leading dedicated voice specialists.

 

Role Description

As a leading provider of voice capture solutions globally, Red Box consistently outreaches its competitors. Our fundamental purpose is to capture all voice communications from anywhere, irrespective of source and our talented, intuitive and quality focused software developers work on a range of development projects to support this. Our Product Development team is building cutting edge solutions to support voice recording and value add services across contact centres, financial services trader floors, government and public safety, providing a critical business function for many public services and household brands. We are investing heavily in our future technology stack and rapidly maturing our agile working practices and you will have the opportunity to work with cloud, microservices and containerisation.

You will be responsible for Red Box platform architecture, undertaking continual review and making relevant recommendations for improvement. You will work closely with the Head of Innovation and Head of Development in executing on the technical vision and ensuring that technical solutions meet customer and market requirements. You will have experience in leading an architecture function or in having sole responsibility for software architecture and will be passionate about technology and product design.

 

Reporting Line

This role reports to the Head of Development.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Research and Design in defining and communicating the technical vision and architectural runway for the Red Box platform.
  • Be responsible for Red Box platform architecture with approval from the Head of Research and Design, undertaking continual review and making relevant recommendations for improvement.
  • Assess and communicate the business impact of technical options selected.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current and emerging technologies and work closely with the Head of Research and Design and Head of Development to assess how they may be leveraged by Red Box.
  • Create and maintain architectural patterns and guidelines for technical design that deliver platform performance, security, ease of release and deployment, usability and ease of servicing.
  • Create and sign off on technical designs for development to work from, flagging concerns or risks where relevant about technical solutions being implemented.
  • Ensure that technical designs minimize complexity and redesign, maximise reuse and clearly address the ‘problem’ we’re trying to solve.
  • Create and maintain the Technology Roadmap and runway to include all components used across the platform (EA and current)
  • Prepare architecture for program increment planning and support team through execution
  • Ensure that guidelines exist and are followed for the use of open source
  • Ensure that architectural standards and best practice are understood and followed by the wider development team.
  • Ensure that technical debt is a continual focus and not allowed to increase over time.
  • Ensure that clear governance exists around architectural and design decision making.
  • Work with the Head of Development and Head of Research and Design to assess how prototype code created for us in proofs of concept (POCs) which can expedite the delivery of fully functioning productized solutions.

 

Qualifications

Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience.

 

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in software development and solution architecture
  • Passion for technology and problem solving through technical solutions
  • Strong customer presentation and communication skills
  • Highly capable of clearly conveying complex technical solutions to the wider development team and able to create technical requirements and technical feature stories
  • Familiar with working within an agile scrum methodology and worked as a technical product owner
  • The desire to work in a faced paced environment
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • In-depth understanding of the following concepts:

Event Sourcing / Command Query Responsibility Segregation

Microservices Architecture

Event Driver Architecture

Security by design

API Contract design

API Gateway and Management

Cloud Architecture

Containerization

ELK

 

  • Management experience
  • TOGAF Certified
  • SAFe Certified

 

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) 

We value people who can support our Red Box employee value proposition ‘courageous, competitive, collaborative’.  Measurement of performance will be based on SLA obtainment and project success and we are an Equal Opportunities Employer and celebrate Diversity, Equality & Inclusion.

 

Closing date: Friday 8th October 2021

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