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Architecture Lead

Date: 23-Dec-2020

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet



Maybe you know us, maybe you don't. Even though you probably use our services every day. So

we'd like to share more about what we do at Nominet, and why we do it, so that you can help us to

build the right team.


We're proudly at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure. Leading the charge in cyber

security, as we explore and pioneer new tech.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital



That's what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.





Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10% bonus, 30 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Flex benefits and onsite fitness classes and studio.




Are you looking to take your career to the next level and make a real impact from Day One? Then the role of Architecture Lead is for you. This role will see you lead a team of experienced architects with responsibility for the development, implementation and the ownership of Nominet's Cyber Security products and services.




  • Be a hands-on technical lead for the team responsible for design reviews as well as code reviews of important core components whilst remaining extremely 'hands on' in development and design
  • Should be a hands-on coder willing to implement prototypes as well as lead technical troubleshooting exercises when faced with production problems.
  • Working closely with customers and multi-disciplinary teams to create solution and product roadmaps.
  • Own the NTX technology portfolio, and be comfortable communicating that internally and externally.
  • Support Sales to define High and Low level architectures for customers to deploy Nominet products
  • Establish knowledge and understanding of world class technology organizations and hold a strong external perspective of developments in Cyber Security and Technology.
  • Evaluating technology trends to identify alternative options and associated costs. Identify and addressing gaps in current capabilities to deliver required business goals.
  • Define Architecture governance strategy and preferred solutions.
  • Creation of Long, Medium and Short-term architecture strategies.
  • Delivering a clearly articulated roadmap (12-36 month view).
  • Work with Product Management and Software Development to come up with Architectural solutions to key engineering problems along with intermediate milestones to support the delivery of those solutions.
  • Identify, engage and evaluate partner technologies against customer use cases.
  • Detailed analysis of Product Management user stories for architectural impact.
  • Developing and refine a technology solution strategy based on customer needs
  • Design and review of solutions to contract and bid submissions
  • Ensuring high quality supporting documentation (presentations, positioning, solution descriptions, workflows) for all solutions





  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and processing of high-volume data streaming
  • Knowledge of cyber security market (DNS analytics) or networking technology/ software highly desirable
  • Strong influencing and inter-personal communication skills to operate strategically across all levels of the organisation and with senior external stakeholders
  • Ability to interact directly with clients up to board level
  • Ability to translate customer features and benefits into technical architectures










Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form and profile.

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