Version 1 Bengaluru

Department: Digital, Data & Cloud

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Principal Architect with a strong background in software design and architecture in Microsoft Technology stack - .Net, C#, VB, ASP.Net Core/MVC or Blazor. MS-SQL and Azure. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 18 years of overall experience in the software industry, including at least 8 years in enterprise-level software design and architecture.


The role:

  • Accountable as the technical owner to multiple stakeholders: our customers, program management team, software engineering teams and quality engineering teams for the architectural transformation and application modernisation of large legacy software systems.
  • Accountable for defining and optimising legacy application modernisation and architecture transformation strategy, including the definition of end-to-end to-be system architecture and solution designs.
  • Advisor to Quality Engineering Lead / Test architect to validate the As-Is and To-Be outcomes
  • Lead requirements gathering, design end-to-end software solutions, and document functional, technical, and deployment architectures.
  • Help Program management, software engineering and quality assurance teams in planning and continuously optimising high-level program increment plans across various workstreams.
  • Provide and optimise high-level estimations with a work breakdown structure for each engineering workstream.
  • Guide the technical team and program management teams to create and optimise a prioritised backlog of work items across engineering work streams.
  • Closely support the development teams throughout the program execution to gain a deep understanding of customer expectations in terms of business priorities, architecture principles, design principles, coding guidelines, and quality assurance strategy, ensuring that this insight is relayed back to the Version 1 team.
  • Review low-level design and code that are of high importance or against the critical path.
  • Help resolve critical design and technical issues.
  • Lead cross component / cross team defect triages.
  • Drive non-functional requirements, design and architectural concerns related to security, performance, scalability, observability, and user experience.
  • Be part of Program Change Control Board to prioritise and approve change requests and deployments.
  • Guide development teams to conduct successful customer demos.
  • Review technical / functional documentations as needed.
  • Set direction for system testing and review test strategies and cases.


  • 18+ years of overall software industry experience.
  • 8+ years in software design and architecture at the enterprise level.
  • Proven experience driving functional, technical, and deployment architecture in large application modernisation architecture/platform transformation programs.
  • Proven experience leading and participating hands-on in defining end-to-end solution design in large application modernisation, and architecture/platform transformation programs.
  • Proven experience in writing architecture and solution design specifications.
  • Strong understanding of requirements collections, design patterns and architecture styles, e.g., -
    • Expertise in microservices architecture, services design, application design, and database design.
    • Strong understanding of OOPs concepts, SOLID principles, and design patterns such as MVVM and component-based architecture.
  • Strong experience in driving solution design and development to support non-functional requirements like security, performance, scalability, disaster recovery, observability, UX etc.
  • Familiarity with tools like Jira, Confluence, and Visio.
  • Has strong experience in working with Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks such as Entity Framework Core and Dapper.
  • Hands-on experience with VB, .NET, C#, Web API, MS-SQL, HTML, CSS, and JQuery.
  • Proficiency in Azure services, including App Services, Functions, and Container Apps.
  • Hands-on experience developing ASP.Net Core or Blazor Sever and Blazor WebAssembly applications.
  • Familiarity with SPA (Single Page Application) framework components-based model.
  • Hands-on experience developing complex Stored Procedures, Triggers, and Views in Azure SQL Server.
  • Willingness to work in the UK / Sweden timezone to collaborate with international teams and clients from India.
  • Strong experience in Agile development.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Highly driven, proactive, team player and a natural people leader.
  • Good sense of humor!

Additional Information

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their well-being, professional growth, and financial stability.

One of our standout advantages is the ability to work with a hybrid schedule along with business travel, allowing our employees to strike a balance between work and life. We also offer a range of tech-related benefits, including an innovative Tech Scheme to help keep our team members up-to-date with the latest technology.

We prioritise the health and safety of our employees, providing private medical and life insurance coverage, as well as free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. Our team members can also stay ahead of the curve with incentivized certifications and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.

Our employee-designed Profit Share scheme divides a portion of our company's profits each quarter amongst employees. We are dedicated to helping our employees reach their full potential, offering Pathways Career Development Quarterly, a programme designed to support professional growth.


Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. We’re also an award-winning employer reflecting how employees are at the heart of Version 1.

We’ve been awarded: Innovation Partner of the Year Winner 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards, Global Microsoft Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work in UK and Ireland 2023.

As a consultancy and service provider, Version 1 is a digital-first environment and we do things differently. We’re focused on our core values; using these we’ve seen significant growth across our practices and our Digital, Data and Cloud team is preparing for the next phase of expansion. This creates new opportunities for driven and skilled individuals to join one of the fastest-growing consultancies globally.

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