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Lead Solutions Architect - Global

Job Reference: 00799071
Date Posted: 29 November 2018
Employer: William Hill
Location: London - Bedford Avenue
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: I.T. & Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 29 December 2018

Job Description

Leading the way in Architecture 

We’ve got big plans for William Hill on a global scale and as such we are seeking a Lead Solution Architect who will own the William Hill Global Digital Platform Architecture. You’ll be working with colleagues across the globe on our future USA sports betting and gaming platform development, Full platform development with omni-channel customer experience to drive our USA expansion, so being able to operate confidently as part of a fully-fledged Agile team is going to be key to your success.

Your role in the team

You will be working with internal development teams and key 3rd party software providers to create high performance, scalable, ground breaking solutions, built to the highest possible engineering standards to drive our global expansion starting in the USA

It’s up to you to gather requirements, shaping and translating business visions into coherent solutions. It’s important that you’re already a senior / lead architect (making you a credible and inspiring leader) as you’ll act as a point of escalation for architecture and development decisions within the WH global channel and ensure decisions are made, traceable and well justified, with a pragmatic approach considering business and technical requirements.

You’re no shrinking violet - a confident and robust character, you’ll be diplomatic, but not afraid to challenge and debate with colleagues. We’ll need you to pitch in and get involved with code from time to time, so a background in software development (preferably web and native mobile) from a high transactional, high availability environment such as sports betting, gaming, finance or high-profile e-commerce would be ideal.

Skills needed

  • Full stack solutions architecture is a must. Your experience should include front-end mobile technologies such web (Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Nodejs and the React framework) plus native Android and Apple development.
  • We’d also like to hear about your experience with Service Orientated Architecture (specifically Micro Services), messaging technologies (Kafka) and non-SQL data sources (such as Cassandra).
  • Knowledge of Software deployment architecture including Docker and Cloud technologies (AWS architecture) is desirable. 


What we offer  

In return, you can look forward to working with a talented and highly motivated technical delivery team on challenging technical problems with the aim of growing the William Hill business with lots of exciting USA focused products in the B2B and B2C domain.  In addition to all the usual perks of working for a FTSE250 we also offer bonuses reaching 60%, 15% pensions, and a range of flexible benefits too.


William Hill in London

We couldn’t be closer to the action in our London office. A 2-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, round the corner from Soho and Oxford Street means you’ll never be short of anywhere to go for a lunchtime stroll or a postwork drink. There’s plenty of green space too with Regent’s Park and Hyde Park not far away at all. Working in our London office you’ll also benefit from a heavily discounted Zone 1 – 6 travel card so you’ll be whizzing around London in no time.

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