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Software Architect

Thales UK - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
23 December 2022
13 January 2023

Software Architect (Cheadle, UK Flexible)

Flexible UK Location, we support remote working

The Thales UK Engineering function is going through an exciting period of change and growth. Thales UK are driven to developing innovative “bleeding edge” quality driven software solutions that addresses our customers’ needs and exceeds their expectations.  Come and join our growing “best-in-class” Software Engineering Community!

Role Summary

Working within an Agile environment you will take a key role within the business as a Software Architect. You will be responsible for leading a team and the alignment of the technical direction. Providing a strong technical direction involves establishing a technical vision, resolving technical disagreements and managing the technical quality of team deliverables.

Thales is a great place to work so diversity, integrity and a passion for what we do are very important drivers for us. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran within Software Architecture or have had some recent experience in your last role that you would like to build on, we would love to hear from you.

In return we want to enable you to be your best so whether that involves flexible and remote working arrangements to suit you, mentorship opportunities, continued learning and development, excellent career growth opportunities. A productive member of the team is a happy member of the team and we make a great effort to support our staff’s well-being and mental health in everything we do.


  • Set the expectations for the code quality and corresponding KPIs

  • Setup and follow the application of the coding practices

  • Actively contribute to the technical solution definition and improvements

  • Contributing to the code development at least 50% of his/her time

  • Help the team focus on cross/non-functional requirements

  • Engage and role-model the pair-programming and pair-reviewing sessions

  • Educate and mentor junior developers to help them grow in their role

  • Aligning both Development and DevOps priorities to meet technical goals

  • Monitoring of security and commercial impact of developments on the platform

About you

  • Team player with a sharp intellect, challenging approach and a “can do attitude”.

  • Significant experience in execution of the full software engineering lifecycle (both traditional and agile) – including operational deployment knowledge with modern development practices and tools .

  • Experience of multi-stakeholder change management activities in a complex environment

  • Experience of delivering software in the context of system level and system of systems programmes

  • An understanding of the exploitation of Architectural modelling techniques.

  • Able to influence a wide range of people to get things done – needs to be highly effective in a matrix based organisation – encourages an open environment where information and ideas are shared and innovative thinking is stimulated

Best practices

  • Business focusing: orienting the technical effort toward solving real business problems faced by the organisation

  • Contextualisation: pro-actively explaining and explicating (through NF criteria for instance) the business context and drivers to your team

  • Vulgarising: contributing educate and simplify complex technical issues to the team stakeholders and junior members

  • Keep calm and execute: role-model resilience over delivery bumps, buffering your team away from unnecessary stress

  • Craftsmanship workshops

  • Work closely with PO and UX/UI


Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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