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Application Architect


Application Architect

  • 539677
  • Closing at: Jan 23 2022 at 23:55 GMT

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

Base Location: Havant, Reading and Manchester

Salary: £51,946 - £68,603 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

Working for the Head of Technology Platforms, this exciting role offers a genuine opportunity to help position SSE in this digital market, where you will lead the design of all of our major platform initiatives. You'll work with our development team and 3rd parties to deliver this transformation to our business group.

The first challenge will be to help build our Smart Buildings platform. We have already built our initial Smart City platform using AWS technology, and the Smart Buildings products will be re-using some of that capability. In this role you'll lead the design and specification of components that will make up the overall solution.

Your key responsibilities will include:-

- We use an agile methodology and you will be working, amongst others with the product owner to specify components for an off-shore delivery team to build.

- Providing oversight on the products testing, acceptance and path to production.

- Involvement in our Mayflower CMS business, where we about to embark on a major interoperability project to deliver TALQ capability; with the strategy to deliver an adaptor to our Smart City Platform.

- We are also running a project to utilise SSE's trading systems to build a Battery trading capability and you will get some exposure to these exciting developments.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Extensive experience architecting, and designing applications with some on a Cloud environment (AWS preferred)

- IT Development background, with agile experience

- Practical understanding of application delivery within a multidiscipline organisation

- Effective communicator (verbal and written) to all levels, from technical discussions with developers to presentations with business stakeholders and customers

- Full understanding of Cloud authentication, Authorization and best security practices

- Strong scripting skills (e.g. Powershell, Python, Bash, Javascript/Node, Ruby, Perl, etc.) or relevant

- Understanding LoraWan/IoT technologies

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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