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Solution Architect

Date:  08-Jan-2022
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Solution Architect

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.


Role Summary 

We are looking for Solution Architects across all levels of experience to join the team at GFT. The role will require you to bring technical excellence as a team member to a variety of client engagements. Our emphasis is to enable our clients to embrace new technologies & techniques, and to incorporate these into their software development practices. You must therefore have a strong technological interest, great interpersonal skills and remain up to date in the latest industry trends and opportunities.


Role Responsibilities

  • Engagement as a Solution Architect on projects for GFT clients as a member of the GFT team
  • Design application solutions using modern approaches to software development
  • Active engagement with colleagues to build strong, functional teams
  • Contribution to building technical excellence in GFT’s global technical team
  • Identification and communication of sales opportunities for GFT


Competencies and Skills Needed

Technical Skills:

  • Experience of designing applications using a variety of application architectures
  • Prior experience in one or more languages and associated frameworks
  • Microservices architecture, containers, and container orchestration
  • Cloud architectures and cloud native solutions
  • Data management, databases & messaging technologies
  • Data analytics & reporting
  • Solution design to support DevOps principles
  • Strong interest in new and emerging technologies
  • Software development using Agile methodologies


Behavioural Skills:

  • Able to use logic and critical thinking to analyse a problem
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels
  • Takes a proactive approach to work and can effectively manage personal workload
  • Focuses on high standards of work and delivery of high-quality outcomes
  • The ability to work in teams using agile processes & ceremonies, such as Scrum, Kanban and SAFe
  • A strong sense of ownership for both personal and team responsibilities
  • Prior experience of working with an IT consultancy


What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



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