• Job Description

    We are transforming our existing SMS Software (Safety Management System Software) products by decomposing and merging them into a single core product based on a modern scalable and maintainable architecture.

    We require an experienced software architect to lead the architectural design.

    The SMS Software Architect is a hands-on role, you will direct and be part of the team that builds the next generation Aviation Safety Management Software.


    • Collaboratively understand the as-is architecture of existing monolithic systems by working with business stakeholders and technical leads and gathering information based on existing documentation and code base.
    • Collaboratively design the to-be architecture and communicate it to the wider team on a regular basis, adhering to a set of architectural guidelines.
    • Ensure the architecture enables the business to deliver against company and technical strategies.
    • Ensure the architecture enables a migration path for existing customers.
    • Provide input to and lead the internal governance process.
    • Help the team understand the value of architecture and how to implement it.

    Essential Skills/Experience: 

    • Appreciation and experience of designing and implementing modern system architectures.
    • Strong working knowledge and understanding of software development lifecycles.
    • Self-motivation and drive.
    • Strong team working skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication.
    • Continuously keep yourself abreast with new and upcoming technologies and tools.
    • Delivering software using Agile methods (Scrum, XP, etc).
    • Solid hands on experience building Middleware solutions - API, Microservices.
    • Java - Excellent knowledge of Java language and core API
    • JavaScript
    • Java web application development experience


    • 27 days holiday (increasing by 1 day per year, capped at 30 days)
    • Life Assurance
    • Income Protection
    • Cash Plan
    • Company pension scheme with generous company contribution
    • Various discounts available for retail, entertainment and leisure
    • Cycle to work scheme
    Software Architect
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