Are you ready to join an award-winning team crafting digital experiences for the likes of HMV, YO!, Optibac & De Beers.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Ridgeway Digital – a leading digital agency in an exciting hybrid role.
If you have relevant experience within a Solution / Technical Architect or Senior Developer role, we’d love to hear from you!
Digital Solutions Architect
Witney, Oxfordshire Based / Hybrid Working 2-3 days from home
£55,000 – £68,000 Depending on Experience
Plus Great Benefits & Perks
Product / Service: We build Mid to Enterprise CMS systems, eCommerce platforms, Web Applications
Clients: HMV, YO!, Optibac, De Beers, Oxford Brookes University and more
Dev background – solid experience with ASP.NET MVC / C#
Web development vs software dev experience
Digital agency experience
Platform experience at the right level (e.g. Kentico, Sitecore, Umbraco, Optimizely)
We are Ridgeway. Founded in 2010, we are extremely proud to be recognised as an award-winning, leading and accredited UK Microsoft Gold Partner, Kentico Xperience Gold Partner with Quality Expert status, and Kontent Premium Partner.
Our main studio is based in Witney, Oxfordshire, and our team of experts continue to this day to practise our founding partners focus and ethos. Whether it be a mid-tier web or enterprise level eCommerce solution, we curate purposeful and performant digital online experiences that deliver commercial impact.
We work together and learn from each other to craft award-winning digital projects for our clients that ultimately make their customers happy. We adopt a robust collaborative approach with all our clients to capture and explore ideas, unearth key goals, and provide honest direction.
Cultural fit is incredibly important to us as when we’re aligned everything in the world feels just that little bit better, so we’re building a new delivery team around our trusted values:
Integrity – we do the right thing
Collaborative – we work together
Confident – we demonstrate our expertise
Attentive – we pay attention to detail and are supportive
Inquisitive – we do not make assumptions
The Digital Solutions Architect Opportunity:
As Digital Solutions Architect, you will form a strong partnership with a Project Manager. In this role, you will split your time between technical leadership and oversight, technical pre-sales support and small development tasks.
We continuously find new and innovative ways to tackle problems using a variety of technologies including Microsoft Azure, DevOps, .NET Core, headless CMS and React, come join us on our journey.
+ Partner with a Project Manager to lead and mentor a team of developers within a Project Team
+ Interpret project requirements and providing technically robust solutions in-line with our project delivery approach
+ Function as a cross-project consultant, providing advice and making autonomous decisions regarding technical approach
+ Be an active participant in client workshops, specification writing, detailed effort estimation and collaboration with key teams to define the solution architecture
+ Input into the assessment and application of new and existing technology used to ensure we continue to optimise use of the right tools
+ Technical pre-sales and consultancy
+ Previous experience in a Solution / Technical Architect or Senior Developer role for at least four years
+ Extensive commercial experience of developing mobile first ASP.Net CMS and ecommerce websites
+ Demonstrable experience of technically scoping, architecting, and leading projects
+ Previously defined and written detailed functional and technical specifications for medium and large-scale solutions (£200k+)
+ Familiarity with the Kentico DXP platform, Kontent.ai, and/or alternative enterprise CMS and headless platforms
+ Experience providing detailed task breakdowns and accurate estimation for the technical areas of website delivery
+ Organised, self-motivated and ambitious with great leadership skills
+ Excellent communication, consulting and client-facing skills
+ Demonstrable experience of using version control systems
+ Experience scoping and integrating with 3rd party platforms using RESTful API patterns, e.g. ERP, CRM, PIMs, fulfilment etc
+ Experience with .NET coding patterns and practises
+ Experience with, hosting environment aspects such as IIS, Azure App Services, security, caching, and CDN’s
+ Experience with building automated continuous integration and deployment pipelines with Azure DevOps
+ Commercial experience of developing mobile first React-based CMS and/or ecommerce websites ideally using a framework such as Next.js
What’s on Offer:
+ 25-30 days leave
+ Private medical
+ Contributory pension
+ EV leasing
+ Hybrid working with at least 2 days in the office
+ And more…!
Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Solutions Engineer, Enterprise Architect, Solutions Consultant, Technical Architect, Enterprise Solutions Architect, Data Architect, Application Architect, eCom Platform Solutions, CMS Architect, Digital Consulting, ASP.Net Senior Developer, Web Applications Developer, Kentico, Sitecore, Umbraco, Optimizely.
Sound like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team.
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.