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Solution Architect/Senior Solution Architect

Job Description

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to work across our suite of industry leading websites "Cambridge Core" (, "Higher Education from Cambridge University Press" (, and "Cambridge Open Engage" (

You will work closely with business stakeholders, development teams, and other solution architects to shape business concepts, understand requirements, devise solutions, and oversee implementation in an agile environment. You will report to the Head of Solutions and work alongside Product owners and other Architects to provide technical direction and oversight to development teams.

We are faced paced but relaxed and always open to innovation. Join our team and have a direct impact on the delivery of academic content to a wide audience.

Candidate Description

A Senior Solution Architect with a proven track record of strong solution design skills coupled with excellent communication skills working with all levels of business stake holders. You should have a history of designing elegant solutions to complex problems. You will need to be comfortable working across a wide range of technologies and able to explain technical choices to a non-technical audience. You will need to be up to date with modern web technologies and willing to maintain your knowledge, learning on the job is actively encouraged.

Experience working in an Agile software development environment is highly desirable. Experience in any of the following would be advantageous: REST; AWS; SOA & Microservices; XML & JSON; MySQL; MongoDB; Elastic Search; deployment pipeline tooling and practices.

Employer Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge., Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role., Cambridge University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS Loading… Open In Google Maps Loading… Enlarge Map Loading