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Solution Architect/Delivery Lead (Azure Cloud and AI) - Remote in Basingstoke

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Solution Architect/Delivery Lead (Azure Cloud and AI) - Remote working available

Join ICS.AI and help provide AI Transformation solutions leading public sector organizations in the UK. A start-up in its 3rd year, ICS.AI are a founder member of Microsoft’s AI Inner Circle and are fast becoming one of the leading suppliers of AI solutions to the Public Sector. ICS.AI has been profitable from year 1 and are one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies.  


We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in the world of AI solutions, particularly in virtual assistants. Some existing experience in this field is highly desirable but not mandatory.


Job description:


As a Solution Architect and Delivery Lead, you will be serving as the most senior technical team member within projects using your creative and problem-solving skills to envision, design and deliver the big picture for tactical and strategic AI enterprise solutions. You will be intellectually applying well-established and newly emerging Microsoft cloud technologies to customer-critical problems within agile and waterfall project delivery models. A strong technical background is required in .NET along with excellent analytical skills and the ability to lead engagements with customer stakeholders on multiple projects.


What responsibilities will you have?


·      Work across multiple projects as a thought-leader, subject matter expert and quality controller.

·      Work closely with Project Managers on the commercial and logistical planning activities around each project.

·      Provide oversight to identify and resolve critical path software quality issues to ensure project success.

·      Support strategic pre-sales engagements providing technical advice.

·      Contribute to operational delivery process improvement ventures.

·      Act as Product Owner in project engagements.

·      Lead the analysis, design and key progress activities with customer stakeholders.

·      Research and evaluate existing and emerging Microsoft services and tools where appropriate.

·      Define high and mid-level technical specifications based on functional requirements.

·      Own and manage escalated day-to-day technical decisions to engineer around emerging constraints and challenges.

·      Co-ordinate teams of developers and other technical specialists on projects.

·      Identify and take part in recruitment of technical resources.

·      Create prototypes, demonstrations and undertake development work.

·      Rubber stamp alpha testing and software releases.

·      Assist Support Engineers with debugging in development, UAT and production environments.

·      Maintain and repair existing applications where escalated.




Bachelor’s in Information Systems, Computer Science or any related degree courses.


What skills & experience are we looking for?


·      Excellent communicator, fluent in English. Confident with customers and adaptable to different business domains and problem spaces.

·      A self-starter, pragmatic and a quick learner to skill up in new technologies.

·      Commercial awareness of consultancy-based software delivery.

·      Ability to work in a busy environment with multiple projects and apply expertise in different Agile roles as appropriate (Product Owner, UX Designer, Scrum Master and QA Engineer).

·      Competence with OOP, SOLID principles, design patterns.

·      Enterprise-grade development experience with .NET Core, .NET Framework, REST/Web API, OAuth, Azure services (AAD, SQL, C#, Storage, App Service, Functions, Logic Apps beneficial).

·      Web development with ASP.NET/ MVC/MVVM, client side (HTML5/CSS3/JS), React beneficial.

·      Microsoft 365, Graph API, SharePoint, Teams

·      GIT/TFS, CI/CD, Azure DevOps.

·      Knowledge of BDD, TDD and DDD approaches.


Highly desirable but not essential


·      Bot Framework V3 and V4, Cognitive Services

·      Containers

·      Microservice architecture

·      Machine learning technologies

·      Power Platform (Virtual Assistant, Automate, Apps)

You must live and have the right to work in the UK.


Extra information

Education Level
Working hours per week
4 - 40
Type of Contract
Full Time Jobs
Profession Sub-category
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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