Solution Architect (Ops)

Available in:
Belfast


Main Purpose of role
As a Solution Architect (Ops) in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading multi-skilled agile teams to design and deliver high quality solutions which delight our customers and impact the lives of users worldwide. You’ll work with customer architects to design, automate, build and operate modern digital service platforms, advising on estimated effort and technical implications and complexity surrounding your designs. As a technical leader, you will work with your peers to develop policy and standards, share knowledge and mentor those around you. You’ll do this whilst advising about new technologies and approaches, with room to learn, develop and grow.

Essential Experience:

  • Expertise in and to have successfully designed and delivered modern digital service platforms.
  • Understands whole solution architecture concepts and can communicate and negotiate these with customer architects.
  • Can prioritise non-functional concerns for customers and incorporate them into the platform design.
  • Expertise in using public cloud platforms - such as AWS and Azure - to build solutions across a variety of problem domains using native SaaS and PaaS offerings.
  • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations.
  • Able to make effective decisions within fast-moving delivery.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider community
  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate.
  • Expertise in utilising the latest approaches and technologies – including container orchestrators - to build and release operationally ready software to production.

Desirable Experience:

  • Proven experience being accountable for all sizes of technology delivery challenges, e.g. project, multi-team programme.
  • Has pro-actively developed business across an account with sales and account managers.
  • Able to prioritise their time across multiple major projects.
  • Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology.
  • Has participated in technology communities.
  • Expertise in using multiple public cloud providers.

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  


We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.