Key Information

Salary: up to £80,000 per annum
Location: London / Farnborough / Manchester / UK-Remote

We have an opening for a Technical Architect to join our growing UK team in either our London or Farnborough offices. As a Technical Architect, you will be an expert Developer, comfortable mentoring and teaching others and leading technically very difficult projects. You will be logical, ahead of others with bleeding edge technologies and proficient with code reviews.

You will be working with C# and the .Net framework to develop bespoke software for a range of clients.

As a Technical Architect at DCSL GuideSmiths, you will be given the opportunity to be exposed to new tech, interesting and varied projects, as well as continued opportunities for career development.

What you’ll do:

As a Technical Architect, you will be involved in designing, developing and maintaining a variety of bespoke software systems. Your duties will include:

  • Providing reliable development estimates throughout the requirement/specification process
  • Keeping Solution Architects updated with cutting-edge development tools and methodologies
  • Dealing with multiple projects concurrently

Occasionally the Technical Architect may have to:

  • Meet with customers to understand their requirements, but mostly this will be done by the Solution Architect
  • Participate in pre-sales activities
  • Travel to meet customers

Experience & Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of .NET (core), C#
  • Exceptional hands-on experience of ASP.NET (core) WebApi and MVC
  • Deep experience and in-depth knowledge of ORM systems such as EF (core), Dapper, nHibernate, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and use of modern Javascript development: frameworks such as Vue.js, React, Angular
  • Good understanding of HTML5, CSS
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server, TSQL, Stored Procedures and generally a very good understanding of relational databases
  • An understanding of Xamarin and mobile application development
  • Very strong and up to date understanding of Cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, etc), and related services/technologies
  • Working knowledge of Agile and particularly Scrum
  • Knowledge of good testing practice, automated and manual

The Role also requires:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to explain technical details/limitations clearly to customers
  • Pragmatism when faced with issues
  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to keep teams moving forward
  • An awareness of the project budget and commercial constraints
  • Superior development skills and the ability to identify reusable code opportunities
  • Handling customer interactions with patience and calmness; an understanding that technical knowledge is different between you and them, and that they may become frustrated


Candidates have the option to work in either our Central London or Farnborough office, with part or full-time remote options.

Our London office is a 10-minute walk from Waterloo Station, and our Head Office in Farnborough is a 10-minute walk from Farnborough Main station and close to the town centre and local amenities. We also have a virtual Development Centre in Manchester.

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary of up to £80,000 (dependent on experience) with an additional benefits package, including:

25 days holiday
(plus Bank Holidays)
Employer matched contributory pension scheme
Flexible working opportunities
Healthcare scheme, life insurance & critical illness cover
Parental leave
Dedicated learning hours with 24/7 access to an online learning platform
Tastecard+ Membership
Cycle to Work scheme
Fitness activities
including discounted gym membership
Free hot and cold refreshments
Social events throughout the year

Why Join DCSL GuideSmiths?

Work on a Variety of Projects

We offer the opportunity to work on full life cycle development projects that are fast paced, interesting and technically challenging.

Learning & Development

We offer opportunities to gain or update accreditation through our partnership with Microsoft, as well as training through a dedicated online learning platform.

Giving Back

Supporting the local community is important to us at DCSL GuideSmiths. We give our people an extra 1 day off per year to carry out charity work of their choosing.

Referral Scheme

Our people know the kind of skills and personalities that make people fit in here. Refer your peers through our referral reward scheme.

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