Senior Solutions Architect

We’re scaling up our Technology team, and looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join our team. This is a truly varied role where no two days are the same. You’ll play a key part in ensuring performance reliability that supports improvement and new features to our customers’ experience. You’ll ensure our services are always available to customers and to help grow the server infrastructure in line with our expanding customer base. You will ultimately be responsible for managing Bizuma’s software solution and integration strategy. The successful candidate will ensure Bizuma’s software is strategically aligned, fit for purpose and evolve in accordance to the market. 


About Bizuma

As a fast growing tech company in the b2b space, Bizuma offers cloud-based e-commerce software that enables manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers to grow and optimise sales. We provide organisations with the ability to distribute their products to thousands of Wholesale Buyers through a disruptive virtual sales manager in less than 48 hours.

Bizuma uses unique algorithms and integrations making it possible for businesses to grow in B2B markets across borders in a fraction of the time traditional expansion would take. In a fast-paced environment and working across an evolving platform, Bizuma ensures that all elements of the e-commerce chain work together in a single system, creating efficiency and effectiveness throughout organisations.

Some perks include:

  • Free beer tap (open daily) and weekly happy hour drinks.

  • Free breakfast Monday’s.

  • Wide range of discounts at local stores, gyms and restaurants.

  • Snacks, range of hot drinks.

  • Regular events.

  • Sofa breakout areas and relaxed areas if you don’t want to sit at your desk.

  • Pension plan.

  • Centrally located.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership of the software solution and integration architectures

  • Using your breadth of skills to improve performance, set up automation & alerts, and build infrastructure to deliver code that the developers have written

  • Initiate and deliver software and integration service architecture programmes that align with the business strategy and business plan

  • Adapting security systems to counter the ever-growing cyber-threat landscape.

  • Performing R&D for Engineering and Development future projects

  • Providing support, mentoring & developing the team and those that interact with them.

  • Working with other internal teams (Customer Support, Client Implementation, Development, Sales) to identify and resolve issues and provide in-depth investigations & root cause analysis of incidents and outages, including proposing long-term solutions to discovered issues

  • Creating documentation to assist developers in following defined processes & best practice

  • Work with the Product Managers to ensure systems evolve and improve and align with the systems roadmap and identify risks and providing risk mitigations

  • Responsible for ensuring systems design and architecture is fit for purpose and that non-functional requirements are considered and align with current standards including accessibility, performance, disaster recovery and security


About You

You’ll be an experienced Senior Solutions Architect or Senior Developer, with a solid background in delivering and supporting internet based business applications. You will specialize in automation, central configuration management, security, disaster recovery, and monitoring. You’ll ideally demonstrate:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent essential

  • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services

  • Strong knowledge of Web and Database server applications such as big-data storage and search infrastructures; and queue processing frameworks

  • Significant experience in a similar role

  • Knowledge of Data centre techniques and processes and experience working in high-availability 24/7 situations with large server estates

  • Significant experience in providing 3rd level (or higher) support within a corporate environment or fast growing tech startup

  • Ability to understand and modify PHP scripts, application code and frameworks

  • Experience and understanding of development, programming and release cycles

  • Able to demonstrate key involvement in technical projects including leadership, solution design and preemptive problem solving.

  • A confident, approachable attitude and an understanding of small company culture and dynamics

  • Ideally proficient in PHP, CodeIgniter, jQuery, React or Angular, MySQL & NoSQL, API integrations