Junior Architect

at Altus Group in London

Altus Group is a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, empower clients to analyse, gain market insight and recognise value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Altus Analytics, the software and data solutions division of Altus Group, is driving an evolution in the commercial real estate industry by empowering clients and partners with industry standard software solutions, data products and technology enabled services.

Who we need

Reporting to the Chief Architect, we need a Junior Software Architect who wants to join our team of dedicated architects planning and installing new technologies. A Junior Architect who is nimble, analytical and forward-thinking. This is a chance to collaborate with in-house, offsite and offshore development and product teams. It’s an opportunity to architect cloud solutions, chart new paths and hone your craft as you implement cutting edge tools that will take our new and existing products to the highest level.

We are proud of our innovative and dedicated team made up of the best people in the industry who are at the top of their game. At Altus, we continue to maintain and grow our position as an industry leader. Internally, we are fully Agile and we actively pursue cool, modern approaches from DevOps, to CI/CD and a serverless environment.

Our continuously evolving tech stack includes:
Java 8

What’s in it for you

Immediate and future career growth. You are a senior developer looking to move up to the next rung on the technical ladder. Joining us now is just the first step on an exciting path as you gain greater visibility across the organisation and the chance to move up to a senior or lead position. There are endless possibilities ahead of you as we continue to grow and scale.

Freedom and impact. This is a chance to have your voice heard and make decisions that will positively impact solutions used by thousands of people around the world. You will actively contribute to a vision and strategy for introducing and installing a range of technologies.

Professional challenges and satisfaction. You will work with a global team to define and drive our web and SaaS strategy as we aggressively expand our cloud platform. You will build a new API driven platform that will bring multiple products and applications together.

What you will do:

• Design and architect. You will be part of a team that designs large-scale distributed web applications and cloud-based services that are both innovative and pragmatic.
• Promote and follow best practices. You will ensure clean design, architectural consistency and exemplary development practices.
• Guide the development team. You will collaborate with the developers in-house and offshore to ensure designs are adhered to and issues are resolved. You will:
o Communicate the target architecture design and roadmap to the team.
o Specify and prioritise development items for the team based on deep understanding of the technologies involved and team objectives.
o Maintain documents describing the design for knowledge sharing.
o Develop frameworks or foundation level code where necessary.
o Engage in the sprint and release planning as a subject matter expert.
• Advise. You will provide technical inputs to the product management team to ensure successful product delivery and informed decision-making.
• Research. You will contribute to our technology strategy with progressive research and by prototyping cutting-edge technologies.
• Write and advocate requirements. You will document features and stories for projects that align with the strategic roadmap.

So, how do we know you are the next Junior Software Architect? You have:

• A passion for design. You are driven to pursue technical innovation and advances in web development and cloud solutions. You believe in architecting solutions in a lean/agile way, including consideration of:
• Scalability, resilience, partner interfaces.
• Security (risks and threats, authentication, authorisation).
• Tuning and testing using automated testing patterns and tools.
• Balancing the need for feature development with architecture.
• An eagerness and ability to learn quickly. You continuously evaluate emerging technologies. You can learn and apply languages, technologies, frameworks and platforms.
• A commitment to collaboration. You thrive working across inter-disciplinary groups that bring teams together and build great products. You have-or want to develop - experience working with offshore teams.
• The technical experience. You are a developer who has grown into an Architect role. You have practical experience in a broad range of tools including:
o Java.
o REST web services.
o API management.
o Authentication and authorisation mechanisms.
o DevOps techniques and technologies.
o CI/CD tools such as Jenkins.
o API Gateway and oAuth2.
• The bonus skills. You may have experience with or you definitely want to learn:
o Angular.
o AWS.
o Penetration test tools.
o NoSQL.
o WSO2.
o OpenID Connect.

Altus Analytics is:

• Fast. We are responsive and fast, working in a startup-like environment, developing new solutions and features that meet the demands of our users. With the solid financial stability of our bigger parent-group, we can offer the best of both worlds - cool tech, great benefits, challenges and rewards.
• First. We continuously innovate to stay ahead of our competitors. We set the standard for the CRE industry.
• Fun. From social Fridays to summer sailing; from holiday parties to mid-winter hackathons, we know how to take a step back and relax with co-workers.
• Future-focused. As an organization, we are focused on growing our reach and our product offering. For anyone joining us, this means the chance to work on critical projects that will shape the success of our clients and grow your own career moving up to the next level, choosing to specialise or exploring different product teams.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to learn more about what makes Altus a great place to grow your career and do some of your best work. Apply now, refer a friend or stay on top of what’s new by following us on LinkedIn.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.

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Published at 30 Jan 2018
Expires on 30 Mar 2018

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