Technical Lead / Solutions Architect – Digital Humanities Project

7 Mar 2018 - 00:00

Aga Khan University (International) in the UK

Location: London

Salary:   £40,000 to £45,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type:   Permanent

Closes:  7th March 2018

The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (‘the Institute’) based in London, United Kingdom is looking to recruit a Solutions Architect to lead the technical development of the European Research Council-funded Digital Humanities project (KITAB). The incumbent will work closely with the academic researcher (Principal Investigator-PI) to help drive progress towards the project’s goals, which require initiative, creativity, and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team as an overall solutions architect for the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the technical development of KITAB; including application development and support service
  • Initiate and lead discussions on potential technologies for use in KITAB and provide expert knowledge and skills to develop, maintain and support high quality solutions to fulfil the project’s requirements
  • Oversee development of the project’s corpus of machine-readable texts
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of website and applications
  • Develop and maintain all project documentation including architecture and design
  • Help the project fulfil its open-access aims
  • Work with academic researcher (PI) on funding applications including defining the scope of work and associated costs for development and support
  • Support the project team by engaging with them through the development process and disseminating best practices
  • Provide regular reports to the academic researcher (PI) on technical aspects of the project
  • Develop and deliver hands-on technical training to the team and users, as required

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Strong experience as a Solutions Architect
  • Working through all stages of software delivery lifecycle from requirements refinement, development, testing, release & maintenance
  • Successful experience with User Interface based solutions and best practices
  • Programming experience, especially JavaScript
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent in setting and managing expectations across teams
  • Degree or advanced level qualifications in Computer Science

Desired skills, knowledge and experience

  • A data analytics background
  • Experience with configuring and maintaining Linux Servers and Virtual Servers
  • Academic or prior professional background in Digital Humanities
  • Exposure with Python and bash script

To Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to by 7th March 2018.

Note: Due to the large number of applications expected, we will only contact candidates short-listed for interview. If you have not heard from us within four weeks after the closing date, please presume that your application has been unsuccessful.