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We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.
With increasingly vast seas of digital information, smart organisations can today do things that were up to now impossible; spot unseen business trends, prevent diseases, make our roads safer and so on. At Version 1 our Mission is to prove IT can make a real difference. We prove this every day and due to our continued expansion, we’re searching for like-minded individuals to help us ‘take it to the next level’.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Azure Platform Integration Specialist and API Developer. You will join a team delivering a transformative cloud hosted data platform for a key Version 1 customer.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in designing and delivering Microsoft Azure Platform solutions and APIs in a big data context with Enterprise level organisations. We are seeking someone who can design, create and deliver a range of supporting APIs and Azure platform elements and who has a proven track record of solution excellence across with customers across many sectors. You will be highly proficient working with business stakeholders and directing project teams and will have direct experience of a range of Azure Platforms and APIs particularly in relation to big data and geospatial platforms.
You will ideally have at least 7 years’ experience and a proven track record of architecting enterprise level APIs and enterprise grade distributed Cloud data platforms. You will be able manage your own priorities and performance to deliver high quality, highly performant solutions to our customer.
Your main responsibilities will be:
Designing and delivering Azure API and associated data platform solutions
-Designing and integrating Azure platforms in a manner which allows the management and provision of data in a secure and reliable manner
-Delivering and presenting Proofs of Concept variants and project deliverables to prospective customers.
-Requirements Analysis and Solution Architecture Design.
-Working with Big Data developers to ensure high quality access to and supply of specified data.
-Ensuring that platforms and data solutions can be deployed and operated in a highly repeatable and predictable manner through interaction and collaboration with DevOps specialists.
-Application architecture and data platform design.
-Analysis of requirements and production of specifications.
-Documentation of solutions (e.g. data models, configurations, and setup).
-Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team.
-Interact with other customer stakeholders/ end users in the software development lifecycle – PMs, BAs, testing etc
You will have:
Direct experience of enterprise solution shaping and architecture development including excellent documentation skills.
-Possession of either the Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions or Architecting Microsoft Azure certifications.
-Hands on experience of designing and delivering distributed cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure
-Very strong, in-depth and demonstrable hands-on experience with the large numbers of the following technologies:
-Microsoft Azure App Service Fabric, App Service Environment, Microsoft Azure API Management platform technologies
-JSON, REST and data based APIs and high scale performant service facades
-Microsoft Azure Identity Management and Security technologies including custom SAML 2.0 providers
-Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
-Azure Event Hub Service Bus and Azure Notifications Hub (useful but not essential)
-Microsoft Azure Operational and Monitoring toolsKnowledge and familiarity with GeoJSON, OGC WFS 3.0x and other geospatial standards would be highly advantageous
-Familiarity with CosmosDB or similar technologies would additionally be very useful
-Familiarity with any of the following would be distinct advantage: Azure Data Analytics platform (Cortana Intelligence Platform) including Azure Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Search, Azure Databricks and Open Source technologies such Apache Spark, Atlas, Hadoop, NoSQL, Kafka, Solr
-Experience with best practice design principles and approaches for a range of application styles and technologies to help guide and steer decisions.
-Experience working with structured and unstructured data including imaging & geospatial data.
-Experience working in a Dev/Ops environment with Continuous Integration and Deployment via Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) would be a distinct advantage.
-Experience of working in highly dynamic teams using agile methodologies often under demanding timescales.
-Experience of motivating and managing team performance in delivering to agreed timelines
-Experience of securing APIs, Web Apps and serverless technologies in an Azure context.
… and you’ll be able to provide evidence and examples of where you have demonstrated these skills in the past. If so, we’d love to speak with you.
Roles will be based on customer site in Southampton. Roles are envisaged to be Full time on-site. Expenses will be covered. London office base thereafter. Limited remote working might be possible but should not be assumed.For more info please get in touch. Permanent applications only. Must have work permit due to timeframes. Suzanne WhelanTalent Acquisition Manager##### ######Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!