Senior Technical Lead – Java, microservices, API, architecture, Azure, AWS, Cloud, CI/CD, Automation Senior Technical Lead required to join a London Market insurance organisation who are leading a digital disruption that will redefine the industry. The Senior Technical Lead will provide technical leadership and guidance to ensure that they are developing strong strategy, design and development engineering skills across the organisation. Partnering with technical resource across the organisation, this role help to identify tools and platforms that improve the companies ability to continuously deliver quality to customers. Technically they are looking for someone with an in-depth understanding of concepts of microservice/API architecture, hands-on experience designing solutions that leverage the cloud whilst using complex service orchestration (Docker/Kubernetes) and knowledge of data storage paradigms such as relational databases. Beyond technical capability, they are looking for someone that can speak with authority to genuinely challenge, whilst also possessing mentoring/management experience. This is a great opportunity to set out the development standards, CI/CD pipelines and automated testing within a genuinely greenfield opportunity, in a new role with the flexibility to shape it as required. Key responsibilities:Implementation of technology by developing clear, comprehensive and integrated system, technical and/or product recommendations which support global business plans the strategic roadmapAdvise how technology will support the business and customers globally – covering future business architecture and capability modelOutline where technology capability, systems or data is needed to support the businessCreate solution designs which align the business requirements to meet architecture standards and deliver optimal solutions which do not compromise processes for the business and do not build tech debtGain the approval of designs and any changes at the design authorityEnsure vendors and internal resources are following coding technical standards and code quality practices by promoting and engaging in code reviewsInvestigate and make final recommendations on new tools and techniques; collaborate on hardware/software evaluationsRequired skills:In-depth knowledge of diverse and emerging technologies and new architectural concepts and principlesIn-depth understanding of concepts of microservice architecture, API and event-driven architecture and serverless.Hands-on experience designing and delivering solutions that leverage native and vendor cloud services form cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCPBroad knowledge of software engineering language and tools (Java, Python, C#)Any hands-on knowledge in automation such as Bamboo, Azure DevOps, Jenkins or AWS CDK is desirableHands-on designing solutions that use complex service orchestration that leverages container management and orchestration technologies such as Docker and KubernetesIn-depth understanding of layered solutions and designsIn-depth understanding of shared software concepts and product features, as well as strong security and data privacy mindsetIn-depth knowledge of a mixed landscape of vendor product and bespoke developed applicationsLong term experience of delivering successful end to end solution designs across a complex, global, matrixed organisation, owning and maintaining the design documentation during the whole project lifecycleHighly developed negotiation, consensus building & influencing skills, facilitation and the adaptability to respond to change quickly.Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with all levels of the organisation.Hands-on knowledge in data storage paradigms such as Relational Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.), NoSQL/Object Stores/Key Stores such as DynamoDB, MongoDBThis is a great opportunity to set out the development standards, CI/CD pipelines and automated testing within a genuinely greenfield opportunity, in a new role with the flexibility to shape it as required.Cornwallis Elt is an Employment Agency & Employment Business and has been listed 3 times in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 of the UK`s fastest growing private companies, as well as in the Recruitment International Top 250, Top 50 in IT and the Recruiter Fast 50 & Hot 100 reports.