Core hours 11 - 3

Employment type
Full time

*This role can be offered on a flexible hybrid basis from our Bristol HQ, or on a remote basis, anywhere in the UK*

About Brightpearl by Sage

Recently acquired by Sage, Brightpearl is an award-winning tech business, recently named the Top UK SaaS Company to work for. Our UK HQ is located in Bristol, cited as being one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country.

The acquisition of Brightpearl and Sage, accelerates our strategy for growth, including scaling Sage Intacct, broadening the value proposition for mid-sized businesses, and expanding Sage’s digital network.

Why you would love to join us

Brightpearl by Sage is the number one Retail Operating System for brands and retailers. We manage everything ‘after the buy button’ so that our customers can focus on growing fearlessly. “People First” is one of our core company values, so before we get too into your day to day, here’s a taster of what we bring to the table:

  • We offer a range of benefits that complement a competitive salary, including a share save scheme, bonus opportunities, and a contribution pension plan.
  • All colleagues get 25 days of paid annual leave with the option to buy up to another 5 days!
  • Days for colleagues to learn or develop skills and behaviours linked to their personal or career development.
  • We have the option to flex-start and end times during the week and flexible working.
  • We make a difference in the communities we live and work in, with 5 volunteer days every year for philanthropic activity!
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share success through company-wide socials and All Hands

About the Role

Brightpearl by Sage exists to automate retail. We manage over 10m transactions and $2bn of business a year with our cloud platform. We are looking for a talented Technical Architect to join the team.

The Technical Architect is a hands-on architect role within Brightpearl engineering, working as part of one of our teams to deliver innovative solutions in the SaaS Retail operations space. Brightpearl Engineering teams are domain owners building microservices to operate within the Brightpearl ecosystem. This is a technical leadership role, providing direction and mentoring other engineers within the team. Engineers collaborate across teams and through our architecture guild to advance and evolve our technology stack.

About the team
Our engineering teams in Bristol and globally designed, built, and cared for our products and services. Each team owns a slice of the product portfolio in close collaboration with product managers. We believe in letting teams self-organise and self-determine by supporting them with design and project expertise when needed.

Your day-to-day

  • Work in a small cross-functional agile team to build new features, improve existing features, prototype new architectures and applications, improve our SaaS infrastructure, develop in-house tools or integrate with partner services.
  • Work closely with engineers, SDETs, performance analysts, business analysts, system administrators, product managers, customers, and partners.
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of developers - offering guidance on best practices, mentoring/coaching, improving team delivery
  • Create technical plans that deliver against the vision and architecture strategy
  • Own the technical solution design, architecture decisions and governance for in scope technology
  • Successfully develop, deliver and maintain high-quality software (requirements, design, code, documentation, etc.)


What are we looking for in our new Technical Architect?

  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of software architecture.
  • Strong technical background demonstrating the ability to lead the design and development of complex distributed systems
  • Complex problem-solving ability
  • Passion for being hands-on polyglot techie
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications in software architecture
  • Deep knowledge of around building global products
  • Knowledgeable in operationalizing 21st Century trends like Cloud, Social, Mobility, IoT, Big Data, …
  • Knowledgeable of implementing Architecture Best Practices and Patterns like Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Domain-Driven Design
  • Deep understanding of agile methodologies incorporating BDD, DevOps, CI and CD
  • Experienced in at least some of the technologies and languages we use, Golang, Java, React, Cucumber, Gatling, PHP, Docker, Spring, BDD, Gitlab, GoCD, RabbitMQ, DDD, Kafka, K8s, AWS, Atlassian with a keen eye for learning what you don’t already know

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we collaborate and learn from each other is core to Brightpearl’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal-opportunity employer and a supportive place to work.

**Please note, all applicants must possess the right to work in the UK**

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Core hours 11 - 3