Technical Architect (UK)

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Technical Architect (UK)

We are Inspera, one of the world's most exciting EdTech companies! Come join us on our mission to democratise educational assessment by making it more inclusive, fair and relevant to the 21st century.

Full-time · London or Remote (UK)

We are Inspera

We started our journey in the small fjords of Norway and now work with leading educational institutions worldwide, enabling them to deliver digital exams to students onsite or remotely. Last year, we facilitated 2,6 million exam submissions from test-takers in over 160 countries.

Our team is diverse too: 60% of our staff are international, representing over 25 countries. We believe in your uniqueness, and encourage you to apply for this position even if you do not have all the experience and skills listed below - the list is more indicative of what we are looking for. 

What we are looking for in our Technical Architect

 As Technical Architect, you will be an important part of our Enterprise Projects Team. You will be working in an international environment with a team of enterprise consultants (architects and project managers) interfacing our Product and DevOps teams on one side and large educational institutions or ministries across the world on the other side. The tech stack consists of DynamoDB, S3, ElasticSearch, Apache Sparks (Databricks), EC2, Lambda, Java, Python, JS, Go, SQS, SNS, API GW as well as many other AWS services, React.js + Redux, Typescript to name the main.

About you

As Technical Architect the primary work tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Understanding and determining technical and business requirements from customers and providing technical recommendations and strategic solutions in a professional and timely manner.

  • Translating technical concepts relating to software engineering, delivery management and service management so they are understood by all.

  • Understanding how governance works and what governance is required. Taking responsibility for the assurance of parts of a service and knowing what risks need to be managed.

  • Making decisions based on managed levels of risk and complexity and recommending decisions as risk and complexity increase.

  • Resolving technical disputes between internal and external stakeholders in a holistic manner

  • Understanding trends and practices within the educational field, considering patterns and interactions on a larger scale and how they can impact not only Customers but the services as well

  • Structuring and producing compelling sales proposals and presentations, commercial and technical documentation including responses to RFIs and RFPs, as well as specifications and input for contracts, SOWs and project plans

  • Liaising with Product and DevOps regarding plans agreed with Customers and providing technical leadership and support to software development teams

  • Following the Customer in their journey from the start of the project to the completion

  • Performing technical development for bespoke solutions as part of a design and development framework

  • Providing accurate and timely management information, included but not limited to activity reports, bid reviews, project forecasts, KPI’s etc.  


Skills & Experience Required:

  • Significant previous experience as a Technical Architect in a customer facing, commercial, enterprise setting
  • Experience in the tech stack used by Inspera (or other similar technology)

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral

  • Ability to deliver high-quality documentation paying attention to detail

  • Educated to at least degree level in an appropriate discipline, such as Computer Science

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, managing complex stakeholder environments

  • Experience in working with large scale academic institutions, ministries and awarding bodies is preferred

  • Understanding of different development methodologies including Agile, Waterfall and different project management frameworks

  • Previous software engineering experience

  • Experience using Atlassian Confluence and Jira would be an advantage

  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humour and a positive attitude are always a plus.  


We offer

We offer great development opportunities in a friendly work environment. You’ll have a high level of independence in the planning of your own work and tasks, and we want you to feel welcomed and recognised when you join our team.

  • Possibility to contribute to change in the educational sector
  • Fast paced and exciting environment in a growing scale-up company
  • International work environment
  • A full day of company updates and teamwork every quarter in Oslo (Online until Covid restrictions are lifted)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Brand new offices in central London or remote working

Travel requirements

The main working location is our central London office, with the option to work from home as required. You should also estimate up to 30 travelling days a year for trips to other Inspera offices and for conferences and on site presentations to customers (Covid-19 permitting).

Please note, you must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom if offered this role. We are not able to sponsor a work visa or similar. Proof of your entitlement to live and work in the UK will be required prior to any offer being made.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sofie Emmertsen by email: sofie.emmertsen@inspera.com

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Technical Architect (UK)? Then we'd love to hear about you! Please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining why you wish to work for Inspera and what you can bring to the table.

Closing date: When we have found the perfect candidate!