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Technical Architect

Summary
Technical Architect
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 8 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

Technical Architect


Description

Technical Architect

 

The Technology behind KFC…

At KFC, our platform has constantly evolved to make it as easy as possible to order our great chicken.  We brought our development in-house four years ago which has helped to drive collaboration and innovation.  Here at KFC, we empower people to be their best selves, make a difference and have fun.  

 

Think you can only buy our chicken in-store at our restaurants?!  Think again!  We’ve created a fast, simple omnichannel experience to help people order and get their food in the way that is most convenient to them, whether that be through our app to collect service via the front counter or drive-thru, in-store kiosk integrations, or fully integrated aggregator delivery (Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc) and there’s more to come. 

 

We use React on our front-end and Node.js on our back-end, within a Serverless environment (AWS), so experience with JavaScript is ideal, but we’re happy to support your learning if you don’t have it. You can read more about our tech stack here… 

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/the-technology-behind-kfcs-finger-lickin-good-success/

 

 

 

About the role…

Do you have a passion for application design with an analytical mind for programming?

 

As Technical Architect you will work in an agile, cross discipline team that believes in customer focus, continuous delivery, and continuous improvement. Working within the teams you will help to shape our new and existing applications focusing on improving and creating better experiences and architecting future thinking platforms that can scale with the everchanging business needs.

 

KFC’s digital landscape is constantly evolving and as part of the digital technolgy team you will also be working to shape what’s next. You will partner with experts in marketing, operations and technology as well as some of the UK’s top agencies to help deliver exciting new digital projects and powerful new features.

 

Whilst we’re one of the world’s biggest and most loved brands, we’re still a small tech team of around 40 people (and growing!) so it’s a great environment to get exposure to lots of different projects. Everyone gets to contribute and collaborate so you should be comfortable discussing and challenging ideas with other QAs, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps Engineers and Designers.

 

 

What we’d love from you…

 

Areas of Impact…

  • Use your technical knowledge to help influence & steer the direction of projects whilst gaining insights and input from SME’s within the business.
  • Be hands on with development teams, understand what great code looks like and see the bigger picture by taking into account architecture and a view of the DevOps mindset.

·       Working in a cross-functional team of engineers, UX designers, Scrum masters, Testers and product owners to build intuitive applications

·       Participating in conversations around technical design and trade-offs

  • Helping to define and document best practices for platform and brand engineering teams, working with those teams to define preferred tools and technologies and then promoting their standard use throughout the organisation.

·       Provide easy to access and intuitive how-to guides for various technology domains

 

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following…

·       Strong written skills and ability to document processes

·       Software engineering background

·       Experience of working with common cloud platforms & SaaS providers especially AWS from both a more traditional as well as Serverless architecture.

·       Good understanding of Web application architecture, and the ability to articulate the benefits and trade-offs to an engineering audience

  • Experience of defining and building architectural patterns including microservice architectures, API development, streaming architectures etc.

·       Software engineering experience across the stack including familiarity with both modern front-end frameworks and backend technologies

·       Understanding of continuous delivery techniques and agile ways of working

·       Understanding of authentication and authorization

 

 

About You…

 

We deliver together as a team so are highly collaborative, even when remote, so we’re looking for skills to help further foster this…

·       Familiarity and use of Agile frameworks including Scrum & Kanban

·       Team Player

·       Proactive and not afraid to ask questions or for help when needed

·       Good communication skills (especially verbal)

·       Positive can-do attitude

  

 

 

What we can offer you...

Rewards, Progression and LOTS of Recognition!

A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including: -

·       We can offer flexibility – our RSC is in Woking.

·       Company and performance related bonus

·       Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution

·       Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover

·       Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 5 extra days per year

·       After 5 years’ service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days

·       Study support may be available for job-related qualifications

·       Competitive parental leave and flexible return to work options

·       Flexible and Voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Health Screening and Gym Discounts.

·       Opportunity to flex your benefits to create a Wellbeing Fund you can use throughout the year

KFC can be a sociable company if that’s your thing, and we strive to incorporate our company value of fun whenever we can from payday drinks to weekly sports clubs; there's extensive wellness and mental health support with Sanctus Training and yoga classes so you can choose how little or how much you get involved. 

 

If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!

 

Technical Architect

 

The Technology behind KFC…

At KFC, our platform has constantly evolved to make it as easy as possible to order our great chicken.  We brought our development in-house four years ago which has helped to drive collaboration and innovation.  Here at KFC, we empower people to be their best selves, make a difference and have fun.  

 

Think you can only buy our chicken in-store at our restaurants?!  Think again!  We’ve created a fast, simple omnichannel experience to help people order and get their food in the way that is most convenient to them, whether that be through our app to collect service via the front counter or drive-thru, in-store kiosk integrations, or fully integrated aggregator delivery (Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc) and there’s more to come. 

 

We use React on our front-end and Node.js on our back-end, within a Serverless environment (AWS), so experience with JavaScript is ideal, but we’re happy to support your learning if you don’t have it. You can read more about our tech stack here… 

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/the-technology-behind-kfcs-finger-lickin-good-success/

 

 

 

About the role…

Do you have a passion for application design with an analytical mind for programming?

 

As Technical Architect you will work in an agile, cross discipline team that believes in customer focus, continuous delivery, and continuous improvement. Working within the teams you will help to shape our new and existing applications focusing on improving and creating better experiences and architecting future thinking platforms that can scale with the everchanging business needs.

 

KFC’s digital landscape is constantly evolving and as part of the digital technolgy team you will also be working to shape what’s next. You will partner with experts in marketing, operations and technology as well as some of the UK’s top agencies to help deliver exciting new digital projects and powerful new features.

 

Whilst we’re one of the world’s biggest and most loved brands, we’re still a small tech team of around 40 people (and growing!) so it’s a great environment to get exposure to lots of different projects. Everyone gets to contribute and collaborate so you should be comfortable discussing and challenging ideas with other QAs, Developers, Scrum Masters, DevOps Engineers and Designers.

 

 

What we’d love from you…

 

Areas of Impact…

  • Use your technical knowledge to help influence & steer the direction of projects whilst gaining insights and input from SME’s within the business.
  • Be hands on with development teams, understand what great code looks like and see the bigger picture by taking into account architecture and a view of the DevOps mindset.

·       Working in a cross-functional team of engineers, UX designers, Scrum masters, Testers and product owners to build intuitive applications

·       Participating in conversations around technical design and trade-offs

  • Helping to define and document best practices for platform and brand engineering teams, working with those teams to define preferred tools and technologies and then promoting their standard use throughout the organisation.

·       Provide easy to access and intuitive how-to guides for various technology domains

 

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following…

·       Strong written skills and ability to document processes

·       Software engineering background

·       Experience of working with common cloud platforms & SaaS providers especially AWS from both a more traditional as well as Serverless architecture.

·       Good understanding of Web application architecture, and the ability to articulate the benefits and trade-offs to an engineering audience

  • Experience of defining and building architectural patterns including microservice architectures, API development, streaming architectures etc.

·       Software engineering experience across the stack including familiarity with both modern front-end frameworks and backend technologies

·       Understanding of continuous delivery techniques and agile ways of working

·       Understanding of authentication and authorization

 

 

About You…

 

We deliver together as a team so are highly collaborative, even when remote, so we’re looking for skills to help further foster this…

·       Familiarity and use of Agile frameworks including Scrum & Kanban

·       Team Player

·       Proactive and not afraid to ask questions or for help when needed

·       Good communication skills (especially verbal)

·       Positive can-do attitude

  

 

 

What we can offer you...

Rewards, Progression and LOTS of Recognition!

A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including: -

·       We can offer flexibility – our RSC is in Woking.

·       Company and performance related bonus

·       Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution

·       Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover

·       Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 5 extra days per year

·       After 5 years’ service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days

·       Study support may be available for job-related qualifications

·       Competitive parental leave and flexible return to work options

·       Flexible and Voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Health Screening and Gym Discounts.

·       Opportunity to flex your benefits to create a Wellbeing Fund you can use throughout the year

KFC can be a sociable company if that’s your thing, and we strive to incorporate our company value of fun whenever we can from payday drinks to weekly sports clubs; there's extensive wellness and mental health support with Sanctus Training and yoga classes so you can choose how little or how much you get involved. 

 

If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!

 


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 8 years of experience
Location Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK

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Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7NJ, UK