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Location: London, Greater London, England, SW1A 2DX, United Kingdom Posted: Oct 25, 2022

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Technical Architect

Why join Mintel? We are the world's leading market intelligence agency, and technology underpins our success. We help our clients understand consumers and consumer markets, and we aspire to provide the market intelligence behind every great business decision. Our technology allows us to deliver data, insights, and opinions in a compelling way to our clients across the globe.

Like many industries, ours is rapidly evolving and digital transformation is a key disruptive driving force. Technology is at the core of everything Mintel does and why we have embarked on an ambitious technology transformation program to provide modern, scalable, flexible platforms to power our business.

We are looking for a Technical Architect to help us on our journey as we evolve our data, services, and applications. This is a hands-on role requiring a strong technical background and a willingness to collaborate with and empower autonomous agile teams. You will be reporting to the Chief Architect and working closely with business stakeholders and engineering teams based in London, Belfast, Shanghai and Chicago.

Key technologies currently in use include:

Python, AWS, Snowflake, DynamoDB, RDS, S3, Docker, Kubernetes, ECS, Kinesis, FiveTran, Snaplogic, SQS, SNS, Lambda, Step Functions, Django, ReactJS, Sagemaker, Looker, GitLab, Alfresco, and ElasticSearch.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with engineering teams to design, document, and build solutions.
  • Contribute to the longer-term strategic roadmap for our platform, helping to define the technologies, patterns and protocols that should be in play.
  • Evaluate existing systems, recommending changes to improve efficiency, maintainability, and performance.
  • Conduct research into new technologies, techniques, and approaches that support the design of scalable solutions
  • Challenge the status quo and be a champion for innovation
  • Become a technical expert in specific areas of the Mintel architecture.
  • Build proof of concepts to demonstrate design thinking and help to foster the adoption of new technologies.
  • Help to define architecture best practices and draft technology standards and conventions at Mintel.
  • Keep a watching brief on emerging technology trends that may be applied to Mintel.

You will either be an experienced architect looking for a new challenge or a senior developer who wants to shift into a solutions architecture role.

In terms of qualifications and experience, we are looking for the following:

  • Significant experience of leading the development of distributed, data-driven applications.
  • Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain ideas to business and technical stakeholders at various levels of the organisation.
  • The desire to work in a collaborative environment, where you work with business and technical stakeholders to iteratively build out designs and strategies.

We would also like to see experience of working across a global organisation, but this is not essential.

We hope you’ll like our...

  • Culture that supports true collaboration whilst embracing remote working
  • Generous holiday allowance with the opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Approach to personal development where we encourage individuals to grow and share what they’ve learned
  • Frequent social events, both within the department and across the company
  • Hybrid working
Mintel is committed to building and supporting a diverse workforce, providing opportunities for all. 21% of our Engineering team and 27% of our Engineering leaders are women. We are proud to be a signatory of Tech Talent Charter, highlighting our goal of improving diversity within our team and supporting industry-wide improvement. We offer flexible working options and provide support, development and growth opportunities.



About Mintel

Mintel is the world’s leading market intelligence agency, with offices in London, Chicago, Shanghai, Belfast, Kuala Lumpur,

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