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Technical Solutions Architect

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet


Maybe you know us, maybe you do not. Even though you probably use our services every day. So, we would 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 future.

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



Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10-20% bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, flexible working hours, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance, flex benefits 




As Technical Solutions Architect you will join our Cyber Security Architecture team who are tasked with delivering architecture and solutions for our DNS based Cyber Security product that helps protect customers against cyber security threats. We’re making a difference by detecting, blocking, and analysing cyber security threats amongst billions of DNS queries. Our mission critical product and adherence to strict security and compliance controls mean you will have many challenging problems to solve.


This Technical Solutions Architect is a new role responsible for providing a combined function of solutions architecture and technical delivery for hosted and customer deployed solutions for Nominet Cyber, as well as ensuring that proposed and existing architectures are aligned with organisational goals and objectives.


You will assure network, DNS and systems solution design, so all elements of the solution are aligned to IT architecture and standards to deliver the required outcomes for the project and ultimately the customer. You will use your experience of working as technical solution design authority to develop high & low-level designs, assure solution builds including both functional and technical aspects and support the delivery of the designs, sometimes within a customer’s environment.



  • Ensure Nominet and its customers have reliable, flexible and scalable infrastructure for the future. Support the delivery of Nominet’s solutions including the Nominet Cyber platform aligned with our core design principles.
  • Responsible for the technical design of platform architecture utilising Network, DNS and Systems knowledge and toolsets.
  • Responsible for the technical design of platform architecture that may also be utilising containerisation and cloud toolset.
  • Support the physical and logical delivery (implementation) of the design into customers environments whilst engaging with other subject matter experts. Where or when required aid with a ‘hands on’ technical approach.
  • Be comfortable and excited about working with and learning the breadth of enterprise technologies and emerging architectures Nominet exploits.
  • Establish knowledge and understanding of world class technology organizations and hold a strong external perspective of developments in Technology.
  • Evaluating technology market trends to identify alternative solution options and associated costs. Identify and addressing gaps in the current infrastructure and capabilities to deliver required business goals.
  • Researching relevant literature, communities and forums to gain insight to assist in ensuring the architecture remains fit for purpose.
  • Maintain and develop working non-commercial relationships within the technical department and wider business, external partners and suppliers plus government and industry - focussed on system design, performance, and behaviour.



You'll have experience operating as a technical solution design authority with experience working in Infrastructure, Networks, DNS, Software and Application roles with an advanced understanding across a broad spectrum of mission critical infrastructure technologies.

In addition you will have:

  • Knowledge of Recursive DNS software, PowerDNS, Unbound, Bind a plus.
  • Infrastructure related technology innovation and emerging technology awareness with a good external, market knowledge of target applications, environments, systems software, packages, platforms etc.
  • Pro-active self-learner capable of understanding new technologies quickly with facilitation, influencing and negotiation skills to be able to share and communicate that knowledge.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of Internet networking protocols and peering principles e.g. BGP, OSPF
  • JNCIP, CCNP or equivalents desirable.
  • Significant hands-on knowledge of public cloud providers 







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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