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API Integration Architect

API Integration Architect, Staines Upon Thames Location, Up to £90,000 + Benefits, ASAP Start, Permanent Position

The role



The Integration Architect will be responsible for the planning, coordination, development, and supervision of all activities related to the integration of software programs, applications, and third-party solutions to meet the business requirements.
The integration needs are primarily focused on connecting on-premises and cloud-based commercial software applications.


This individual is also responsible for developing and maintaining an application integration architecture blueprint.


Key activities:


Knowledge of enterprise architecture, systems architecture and data architecture standards, frameworks, and practices
Extensive knowledge of integration architecture standards, frameworks, and practices Extensive knowledge of common system integration methods and technologies including Web services, SOAP, JSON, XML Schema Definition (XSD), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Business process automation and orchestration tools and software


Expertise in solution design and development, vendor management, enterprise application support, in addition to strong business understanding and project management
Experience with the implementation of Continuous Integration practices and tooling to support automated build, delivery, and regression test of commercial software


Proven experience in managing relationships with vendors/consultants, IT teams and internal stakeholders
Experience working with API's from commercial software applications.




Key Experience



A passion for all things tech and has a drive to experiment with new technologies to see where they can benefit the business
Experience in Project management or supervisory role on an integration development team


Excellent communication skills
An interest in staying hands-on technical
Demonstrable experience of working autonomously and making decisions
TOGAF qualified (or equivalent) is desirable although not essential depending on experience
Strong, up to date knowledge (Cloud Service is highly desirable although not essential if experience in a similar product)
Confident dealing with managers and employees at all levels.