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The Dock - Lightweight Architect

Job Location: Dublin

Job Number: 00429309


- Job description

The Dock is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, where designers, doctors, visionaries and makers are doing things that matter for people, places and robots. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands in a connected, state-of-the-art workspace designed for creativity, collaboration and fun.

We’re looking for a Lightweight Architect to join our growing organisation.  Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, with a remit to build the future in real-time. The working environment will be open and interactive facilitating collaboration with colleagues, clients and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture, combined with a disruptive brief will ensure that together we make major societal impacts.
Are you ready to join top innovators making a global impact?

What are we looking for?
Highly collaborative, open and talent, creative and energetic technology architects with a strong interest in new and emerging technologies. You have broad skills and experience with many software and infrastructure products, technologies and services and you are capable of shaping and delivering innovative technology solutions of heterogeneous components in an Agile, full of challenges environment.

Why Agile?
Agile professionals define an adaptive model based on greater collaboration and communication between teams; Agile is a cultural change that impacts people, processes and tools in different ways across the organisation; based on iterative, time boxed and incremental approach, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams. Agile promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery and encourages a rapid and flexible response to change.

What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a Lightweight Architect with proven experience in designing solutions across the Full Stack of Modern Web Technologies.  Responsibilities will include:
  • Act as the architecture quality keeper for solutions designed and built by different teams;
  • Review the detailed architecture for how components work with each other in given solutions;
  • Review the Technical Design of complex components and features
  • Architecting reusable components and services
  • Help project teams in ensuring performance, scalability and maintainability of code produced
  • Help the centre’s adherence to relevant Good Design Patterns and Principles
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Ability to switch between different project teams
Your skills and qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience in any of the following languages or technologies: Java, Groovy, Ruby, PHP, Python, JavaScript
  • 2+ years of application design and development experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Responsive Design / HTML5 with experience in one of the following technologies – Backbone.js, AngularJS, Ember.js, Bootstrap, Material Design
    • JVM-based languages and frameworks with experience in one of the following technologies – Grails, Play Framework
    • Functional Languages with experience in one of the following technologies – Scheme, Lisp, Haskell, Clojure, Scala, Erlang
  • Experience with advanced testing methodologies and associated workflows (TDD, BDD)
  • Experience with agile development (SCRUM, Kanban, etc) and within an agile project team
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Major in computer science, data science, engineering, technology, or business a plus. 
Preferred Skills:
  • Installation, configuration and development including work within a production environment
  • Performance tuning
  • Prior experience working in areas of emerging technology and driving new points of view and capabilities
  • Experience with defining and creating methodologies, service offerings
  • Experience in defining one or more following architecture aspects: Availability, Maintainability, Operability, Scalability and Portability
  • Prior experience in Agile methodology, enterprise planning, estimation, and project management (single and multi-site)
  • Experience delivering end-to-end solutions (through all phases of the software development lifecycle)
  • Experience with modern DevOps tools and workflows such as git, GitHub, Jira, Phabricator, Jenkins, or equivalents
  • Experience with agile development (SCRUM, Kanban, etc) and/or Test Automation (behaviour, unit, integration testing with tools like cucumber, mocha, or wslite)
  • Experience with any of the following frameworks / technologies: node.js, express, Ruby on Rails, Django, Symfony, Laravel
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock at Accenture is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, as an accelerator for Accenture and our clients to unlock value. Launched in Sept 2015, the global innovation centre brings together top talent under three disciplines; designers, developers and domain experts with expertise in AI, IoT, digital marketing, cyber security, advanced analytics and tech development.
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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