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Solutions Architect

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Solutions Architect
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Platform Engineering

What's your new role about?

The Architecture team is responsible for the end-to-end architecture of the DAZN OTT platform. This role is a great opportunity to work on all the components of a next generation cloud-based broadcasting platform, ranging from customer management to content security and distribution.  

As a Solution Architect you will be leading the architecture design for larger tech initiatives that touch multiple systems throughout the platform. The team culture is very focused on delivery. Solution design is not limited to the drawing of the designs but also involves the active support of the development and project teams until delivery. Building good relations with the development teams is a big part of the day-to-day work. Your interactions with these teams will be a two-way flow of knowledge and collaboration.  

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working, and access to our internal speaker series and events.  

As our new Solutions Architect, you will have the opportunity to:  

  • Manage and deliver architectures for initiatives that span across multiple platform systems.   
  • Work on all the aspects of a modern broadcast platform. 
  • Challenge existing architecture and drive change wherever needed by managing established views and ways of working.  
  • Work independently and use your initiative to drive the delivery of your designs and architecture.  
  • Create concepts and documentation for new solutions and changes to existing systems  
  • Work closely with product and delivery teams to ensure the systems we build are delivered and conform to our architecture principles and standards  
  • Design architectures using industry-standard methodologies and present to stakeholders  
  • Establish both functional and non-functional requirements of stakeholders  
  • Anticipate, and investigate issues and identify and initiate quality improvement measures  

You'll be set up for success if you have:  

  • Proven experience of being inquisitive, adaptable and a results driven individual with 6+ years’ experience in another similar role. 
  • Excellent documenting skills using industry-standard methodologies  
  • Proficiency in the development lifecycle of software code in one or more programming languages (Java, Python, Go etc.), and core knowledge of databases and SQL  
  • Experience in steering through a high level of ambiguity by identifying key technical problems to prioritize  
  • Skills that are Technically strong, solution-oriented with significant experience working with both third-party suppliers and in-house solutions  
  • A Proven track record of solving complex technology and business problems  
  • Ability to understand complex business processes, practices and approaches  
  • Deep understanding of technology applications and architecture stacks within content management, broadcast, video distribution, user management and metadata systems.  
  • Ability to communicate complex problems to all audiences  
  • Proven experience designing and developing large scale, complex, loosely coupled, high-performance architectures involving many moving parts  
  • Knowledge of Cloud-based systems, in particular, AWS, Lambda, Fargate, ECS, event-driven architecture and microservices  
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent experience  

Even better if you have:  

  • A good understanding of AWS cloud components and technology. 
  • Experience in microservice architecture and distributed systems design. 
  • Experience in customer authentication and data security. 
  • Worked with multiple DRM vendors and have a good understanding of content security. 
  • Worked with scrum and similar methodologies and have worked on user stories and epics. 
  • Knowledge of video streaming technology such as HLS/DASH manifests and SCTE markers.  
  • Experience working on OR with player technologies.

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.
As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.
If you're ambitious, inventive, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. We are supported by our talented Employee Resource Group communities: proud@DAZN, women@DAZN, disability@DAZN and ParentZONE.
If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.