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Technical Architect

About The Role

The Technical Architect / Software Architect needs to have a strong technical background and solid experience in designing and developing a high transactional system. You will help ensure our applications remain highly available, performing under increased load and grow in line with companies ambitions.

Principle Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning for growth of our applications to handle high traffic/load
  • Planning for refactoring and maintainability of code base / projects
  • Advise and direct on best coding practices to maintain high quality code base
  • Help plan future projects
  • Mentor / support developers
  • Hands on development for what’s left of your time

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • 10+ years experience designing and building software applications
  • Solid experience of leading and delivering successful modern, highly available, high quality, high-performance architectures using C#, Microsoft .Net & Asp.Net MVC Platform
  • Solid experience with distributed software design such as Microservices, Domain Driven Design and Event Sourcing
  • Solid experience in using ORM's such as NHibernate or Entity Framework
  • Solid experience with distributed cache as Elasticache, Memcache and CouchDB
  • Experience in Message Queues such as Amazon SQS, RabbitMQ or MSMQ
  • Experience with using SQL data stores
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or another Cloud Platform
  • Experience with developing consumer-facing cross-platform web applications.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience in designing and deploying application with .Net Core
  • Experience with using NoSQL
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Contrado Imaging Ltd - The Company:

Welcome to Contrado, a rapidly expanding custom lifestyle, fashion and homeware Company. We are changing the way people buy these products. We seek another talented person to help. Our technology driven company was founded in 2002. Now we are a diverse team of 120 awesome people in West London designing and making a variety of sought after creative clothing, gift and home products. Excitement is guaranteed as we design, print & make products on demand. We sell direct to consumers through our websites, with expanding worldwide reach. And we’re growing fast. That’s where you come in.

We are worldwide: UK, France, Germany, USA, Italy, Spain, Japan, Holland, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, and United Arab Emirates, Canada, with more to come.

Please see our web sites to get a feel for our service. Apply now and help change how people buy lifestyle products.

Benefits Include

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus. Every minute you work is paid.
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Up to 35 days of holidays incl. Bank Hols
  • Flexible working hours (for most roles)
  • Occupation sick policy
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Bike park for cyclists
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events
  • Eye care vouchers

We have a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, warm atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.


We Offer: Competitive salary to skill level. Exciting meaningful challenging projects. Excellent working atmosphere. Up to date technology and ongoing training.


Inclusivity, Diversity & Fairness Statement 
We are a united and mixed bunch here at Contrado. We find and nurture talents in so many people for the benefit of all. In addition we work hard to create a representative, inclusive and friendly team. We share different experiences, varying perspectives and backgrounds, and combine them to make for better lives and workplace. A positive approach to fairness, creates a better experience for our customers too, because we are a reflection of each one of them, and they like us more for it. We are fair and even in all areas such as gender, race, disability, colour, religion or belief, national / regional origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status.

Apply Now: 

Apply with your CV and cover letter explaining how you can contribute.


  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

  • Enjoyable atmosphere, fast-paced, fun, and creative environment
  • Competitive salary to skill level with potential 10-15% overtime bonus
  • On site fully equipped company gym (Technogym)
  • Breakout and social games areas with trampoline, pool table, table football, table tennis
  • Flexible working times
  • Subsidised season ticket loan
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive)
  • Pension scheme
  • 50% preferential staff discount
  • Free fruit, bottomless ground coffee and fresh orange juice
  • Free car parking, bike park
  • Ongoing training; online, internal, conferences and books
  • Team outings, BBQ's, events

We have created a great culture of teamwork and friendship through hard work and positivity. We enjoy an inclusive, positive atmosphere, and we seek individuals who thrive in that environment. We offer flexibility, concise and swift decision making and less hierarchy. If this works for you, apply now for this job opportunity.

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