Version 1 Belfast

Solution Architect

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


Andrew Walsh

Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

  • No 1 Best place to work in Ireland #GPTW2023 !!
  • 6th Best Large Workplace in the UK
  • 10th place in Glassdoor Top 50 UK companies
  • UK & Ireland’s premier Oracle, Microsoft & AWS partner
  • Market leader in Oracle ERP and Cloud Applications
  • Consulting, implementation and support services
  • 3000 strong,€255m/ £220m revenue business
Job Description

This role works closely with Project Delivery to ensure that requirements for a new product or project are well defined prior to software development commences and provides mentoring, guidance and troubleshooting advice thereafter

  • This role will also have responsibility for shaping the direction of software design and build at all software development layers
  • Ensure best practice is applied to all software solution design, including the escalation of issues as necessary
  • To provide direction and guidance to all technical leads with regard to software build and to ensure alignment to overall solution design
  • To ensure all software build and implementation aligns to software development standards
  • To technically validate all new software development candidates as required
  • To provide mentoring assistance to the development teams where required
  • To assist in troubleshooting project/support issues when required
  • Recommends strategic direction for the software development roadmap including POC’s as relevant
  • Significant experience in Software Development and Agile Methodologies.
  • Significant or experience in full stack developer role.
  • Significant experience of current front end and back end development frameworks.
  • Significant experience in CI/CD and DevSecOps platforms.
  • Experience of leading software development teams.
  • Experience in Cloud Technologies and Platforms e.g. Azure.
  • Experience in Networking and Server Technologies.
  • Experience of Solution Architecture design and implementation.
  • Experience in secure software design and software security best practice
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate stakeholder engagements and meetings.
  • Experience in incident, change management and transition processes
  • Reporting, documentation/writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent Organisational skills.
  • Experience with a wide range of IT environments, platforms and applications
  • IT Qualification - Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior Project Management experience.
Additional Information
  • Quarterly performance-related profit share
  • Certified Great Place to Work for 10 years in a row
  • Career Progression (496 CPD Promotions in last 12 months)
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Employee Discount Scheme - available online and in a wide range of stores
  • Flexible and Remote working Options
  • Lunchtime activities including but not limited to fitness, yoga, financial advice and wellbeing
  • Pension
  • Private Healthcare Cover
  • Offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role
  • Wide range of reward schemes including:
  • Version 1 Excellence Awards (annual)
  • Fostering several Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging schemes
  • And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more

This is an opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing Microsoft Consultancies in Ireland & the UK. 

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    UK, 2019-2021
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
    AWARD, 2018-2021
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

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