Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.
The Software Architect role is an exciting opportunity to join us and work within our Home Communications Delivery Team. Home networking and communications is key to the success of Sky’s next generation of customer services. Delivering a high performance stable broadband offering, together with a leading in home connectivity solution, Home Communications products will underpin the future for delivery of these services. Ensuring the seamless integration across a range of diverse products and technologies is required to ensure that Sky’s world class and award winning products always embrace quality, ease of use, clarity of purpose and always have the wow factor.
What you’ll do:
•Break down Product Requirements into Software Requirements providing Design / Implementation input as appropriate
•Within Software Feature Delivery Lifecycle, perform architect review and sign-off of tickets prior to commitment into development sprint
•Provide source of Subject Matter Expertise on features to support development and test teams deliver these features into Home Communications products
•Where needed, provide technical arbitration over issues representing Sky strategic objectives
What you’ll bring:
•Software architecture of WiFi Access Point systems including device drivers, settings management APIs and supporting management applications
•Network technologies & protocols including IP, Ethernet & LAN management applications
•Adept at approaching new & unfamiliar technologies, software systems and problems. Self-sufficient in acquiring and applying required knowledge
•Ability to take High Level Requirements and translate into Low Level Software Requirements providing guidance on implementation appropriate to existing software architecture
•Able to understand complex software systems and break them down into simpler terms, documenting where necessary to promote clarity of understanding across teams
•Decompose and abstract software problems to recognise and promote generalised, scalable solutions
•Produce persuasive technical guidance by obtaining pertinent facts based on referable evidence
•Articulate clearly and succinctly both orally and in written documentation
•Can function across multiple stakeholders to drive consensus and alignment employing compromise as appropriate
We’re the team behind the infamous Sky products line-up. From Sky+ to Sky Q. From hardware and software to intricate design. Could you help us turn an idea into the next big thing? As a team, we’re collaborative, empowered and innovative – together, we’re proud that everyone’s favourite Sky products are #MadeByUs.
There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:
•Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
•A generous pension package
•Discounted mobile and broadband
Where you’ll work:
Our location takes some beating: we’re practically in Brentwood station, which has regular trains to London Liverpool Street. If you find it easier to drive, there’s some onsite parking, while Chatham Way car park is a short walk away.
Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to support you as much as we can with flexible shift patterns.
And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.
Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.
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Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.