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Technical Architect

  • Development
  • Full-time
  • London, GB
  • Remote friendly

2022-07-05 14:32:11 UTC

ON is a fast-moving, design-minded technology partner—building compelling and high-impact digital experiences and software platforms. We work with forward-thinking companies that value design and user experience.

We’re not your typical agency, and place a heavy emphasis on bespoke, best-fit solutions that are tailored to the full stack challenges that we are solving—with technical rigour behind our delivery, and a focus on the right tools for the right job.

As a rapidly growing business, we’re looking for a talented Technical Architect to join our multidisciplinary team of technologists, designers, strategists and researchers.

Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including MedTech, FinTech, Creative, Venture, FoodTech; with an increasing focus on sustainability through our work with charities, ClimateTech, and AgTech companies.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, we’d love to chat.

About the role

We sit at the intersection of design and technology and value people with a keen eye for detail, and a good mix of technical, commercial and UX knowledge. You will oversee the entire development function, lead from a technical and strategic perspective and assist the business with project delivery.

  • This is a permanent, full-time position reporting directly to our one of our founding partners.

  • We’re headquartered in North Greenwich, London, we support flexible working, and are happy to accept candidates from anywhere in the UK.

  • You’ll be working alongside a multidisciplinary team of technologists, designers, strategists and researchers to deliver digital projects for clients.

  • You’ll be leading a team working on a wide variety of exciting projects with great variance in scope and complexity.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to manage and mentor developers, and have a hand in evolving our processes and culture, and building the team.


  • Oversee all aspects of technical relationships with clients assisting in the development of the technical roadmap whilst maintaining an emphasis on the client facing aspects of projects

  • Assist the organisation to maintain existing systems while maintaining a balance between new developments in content, quality, and delivery dates

  • Develop solutions for new projects, including scoping and evaluating potential vendors

  • Oversee the daily activities of the teams of developers, ensuring sprint velocity and working with individual developers as needed to resolve issues

  • Engaging with a collaborative team of designers and developers to assist in the design and development of beautiful digital experiences and pushing innovation within both teams

  • Provides leadership and direction to teams, as well as guidance in solving problems

About you

We are looking for someone who is motivated, communicative, and detail oriented. The kind of person who loves to problem solve and build products that they can be proud of.

  • Comfortable across a broad range of technologies with previous, hands-on experience as a fully fledged developer

  • Able to get hands on with coding, code reviews, and encourages innovation through use of new technologies

  • In-depth experience of either JavaScript or Ruby, and the ecosystem around this

  • Stays informed about technical knowledge, best practices, skills and trends in the industry

  • Experienced in maintaining relationships with our clients in order to identify and understand their needs and requirements, and managing the development of solutions

  • Extensive experience building high-functioning technology teams

  • Extensive experience managing and leading a high-performing team of software developers

  • Experienced with hiring great talent, and promotes the constant improvement of team members

  • You’re hands on, leading by example - you know how to get into the details and work at any level

  • As a leader with excellent motivational and team building skills, you can effectively cross boundaries to drive excellence through collaboration, ensuring that development teams across departments work together to maximise results.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and innovative environment

  • You have a bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a highly quantitative field

We are committed in our journey to eliminating discrimination, encouraging and valuing diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome enquiries from everyone.

Company Benefits

As part of a fast-growing team, we expect a lot from our people, but also make sure that you have the support you need to deliver and to grow - both personally and professionally. As well as working with a dynamic, diverse and multidisciplinary team, you get:

  • A competitive salary

  • Access to the company bonus scheme

  • 24 days paid holiday per year, plus national holidays

  • Remote working as standard

  • We’ll provide the latest Apple laptop and an external monitor along with any equipment you need to be comfortable working from home

  • Work from home allowance, we’ll contribute to your internet

  • Funding and resources to continue professional development

  • Additional benefits with each year of service

We have quarterly reviews, and realise the importance of giving people the time and resources they need to develop their skills.