Members of the team work across the business with the product, commercial, and marketing teams in order to turn the company’s business vision into a tangible software roadmap.
Typical projects would cover areas such as multi-datacentre architecture, monitoring and reporting strategy, and technology selection/adoption as well as the development of new product features that cut across teams and platforms. These projects cover multiple systems and a significant proportion of the work involves capturing and understanding the business’ requirements for the system, development of technical designs, communicating the solution with non-technical colleagues, as well as enabling delivery of the project with the engineering and service management teams.
- Design of major new systems and guidance for multi-team and business critical projects
- Curating and evolving the technology platform – resilience, scaling, performance, operability, maintainability
- Architectural Governance - technology selection, design patterns, etc.
- Training and Development - sharing expertise on systems and best practice with new and junior staff
The team comprises generalists who work on a variety of projects, some of which cross multiple teams and also specialists in areas including mobile, data storage, internet delivery, and content management.