Company: Wood
Skills: Architect
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Technology Architect to support the Digital & Technology Function, working remotely or within one of our UK offices.

The role of the Architect is to design the interface between application, infrastructure or digitial systems,
including those developed in house, packaged software, and third-party-hosted, so that they function
holistically in support of the organization's business needs, improve company results or competitive

The candidate will demonstrate technical expertise to advise and assist the business to identify opportunities how we can make best use of existing systems and technology.

  • Expert in integration and architecture techniques, understands the challenges and complexities to be able to apply the correct designs and patterns for diverse business challenges
  • Creates technical designs, solutions, and architectures for projects for both new and existing solutions and technology through to business as usual implementation
  • Reviews and assesses external provider solutions, ensuring they meet business needs and constraints
  • Produces relevant project documentation in accordance with internal and third-party project delivery processes.
  • Documents complex "as is" and "to be" processes and systems and describes the changes required to migrate to the "to be" capability to record accurately the change required
  • Understands technical governance and participates in or deliver the assurance of a service both working with internal teams as well as third party providers and vendors
  • Identifies and applies emerging technology solutions for potential cost reductions or business improvement
  • Creates proof of concepts and prototypes to demonstrate improvements and new technologies
  • Practises continuous innovation and proactively suggests improvements and sees these through to implementation and delivery
  • Assists in the development of cost-effective roadmaps for the retirement of legacy applications, infrastructure and technology and migration to new solutions
  • Leads, motivates, and develops team members to ensure they have the skills and competencies required to achieve both individual and shared team goals
  • Promotes knowledge share and wider team development across digital and information technology teams
  • Resolves complex technical issues through debugging, research, and investigation
  • As a subject matter expert on the team, maintains an understanding of current technology, product and domain knowledge, database management, programming practices, and future trends through ongoing self-learning
  • Ensures integration architecture patterns are aligned to the future design of strategic applications
  • Ensures that the solution architectures are aligned with business, technology, and data strategies
  • Champions modern application development, deployment and security practices and embeds these in processes, procedures and systems used and built during the development process
  • Drives advances in solutions and architectures to increase the value delivered by technology and digital capabilities, either through improvements to the efficiency of technology environment or through those that reduce the total cost of technology operations
  • Creates and maintains internal infrastructure standards
  • Conducts architecture, design, and code reviews and advocates for technical excellence while being open to change when needed
  • Resolves technical disputes among wider peers and indirect stakeholders, taking into account all views, opinions and facts

Skills / Qualifications

  • University degree or technical diploma in the field of computer science or another technical
    field is essential

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Good experience in a related role
  • Experience in strategic technology planning, execution, and policy development
  • Knowledge and proven experience in technology environments relevant to discipline
  • Solid understanding of digital, infrastructure or software systems characteristics, features, and
    integration capabilities
  • Knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, software applications, and outsourced systems
  • Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support
  • Exposure to business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office
  • Understanding of project management principles
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technology solutions to business problems
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to technology issues

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.