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Job Title

Solution Architect / Lead Developer - Helix

Role Purpose:

To be a leader to architect, design and help develop the application, associated databases and data feeds for the Helix program. These systems underpin the work to support all England Elite Teams. The role will be full stack with a specialism in good UI design. We use Google Cloud environment and a React front end.

Key Accountabilities:

  • A senior level full-stack experienced developer who will be responsible for the design and delivery of key projects with a specialism of architectural design.
  • Work with the Architecture Review Board to agree a design that will provide the foundation of a long term solution for the Professional Players System
  • You will provide a hands-on approach to design and build our systems. You will provide technical leadership to a small development team based at St Georges Park
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of the non-functional requirements within a project, the capacity and diversity of the linked technology includes video, imaging, secure information and personal records
  • You will possess an engaging personality and build a good working relationship with all key stakeholders
  • You will have a passion for football and show a good understanding of the game
  • The system will evolve over time and you will utilise Agile techniques to promote regular communication with the stakeholders and to manage change requests as the system evolves
  • Ensure that all code meets standards and that proper process is followed, including use of source control systems
  • Monitor changes to existing code base to ensure on-going supportability and robustness of software solutions.
  • Aid the project manager in breaking down functional requirements into explicit programming tasks and provide estimates where required
  • Communicate project progress, timelines, and impact of changes clearly to project manager / team lead
  • Diagnose bugs and offer workarounds to business
  • Keep up-to-date with latest developments in technology
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities
  • Work with internal infrastructure service delivery to ensure the right information security measures and user authentication are implemented
  • Appropriate unit, integration and regression testing
  • Keep abreast of the latest technology developments in Digital


  • Collaborative Teamwork – Works cooperatively and inclusively with others ensuring participation within teams and across different divisions to support the achievement of The FA Group’s objectives
  • Influential Communication – Persuasively communicates with others to gain support and ‘buy in’ for ideas
  • Customer Excellence and Quality – Completes work to high standards and continually looks for ways of improving performance and customer service
  • Creating Solutions – Identifies various options and looks at issues from a variety of perspectives before determining the best solution and making a decision
  • Inspiring Others to Succeed – Has a clear understanding and belief of own and others’ capability to succeed for the benefit of The FA Group (Manager/Supervisor roles only)

Essential Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years commercial development experience
  • Development within a Google (G-Suite) environment
  • Data design skills including storage and retrieval of an extensive set of media both within and external to a Cloud environment
  • Experience of displaying data within HTML 5 and CSS environments
  • For the backend specialist - Data design to provide rapid retrieval and service provision. Experience with logical data design, and in designing schemas for relational database systems
  • UI/UX design and build experience. Responsive Design for use on different devices
  • Experience with unit testing, TDD / BDD
  • Experience with XHTML, JQuery/JavaScript and AJAX
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum/TDD
  • Javascript • Query Languages and use of libraries
  • Experience with Node.JS/React/Redux/Cloud SQL/Big Query
  • Provide User Walkthroughs (show and tells)

 Desirable Skills

  • Development experience within a Google Cloud Environment
  • Building multi-media supporting systems
  • 3 rd party add-ons for Google environment
  • Google Security Stack
  • Jira/Selenium
  • Google Endpoints
  • Google Appscript
  • Google Appsmaker
  • Google Big Query
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Native (Hybrid) App Development
  • Devops  

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