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Colour Systems Architect

Opportunity: Colour Systems Architect

Location: Paisley, Glasgow

Role Summary:
To ensure that Coats continue to gain competitive advantage from its colour management through appropriate design, development, implementation, test and support of colour systems used in Coats sites worldwide.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Design and implementation of software architecture and infrastructures, including investigation and embedding of new technologies and platforms,  in order to provide optimum stability, scalability, extensibility, ease of support, ease of use and performance of colour systems.
  • Participate in optimisation of internal Colour Systems Team processes to maximise development productivity and efficiency.
  • Coach and mentor software developers to ensure consistent and high level results in systems development, including conducting design and code reviews and promoting knowledge sharing throughout the team.
  • Ensure Coats colour systems deliver dyehouse productivity improvements and enhanced customer satisfaction through improved colour quality and customer service.
  • Proactively contribute to enhancement of system functional requirements.
  • Design, develop and implement new colour systems functionality in line with functional requirements and to agreed time-lines and maintain technical alignment between development activities to ensure coherent solutions are built. Migrate existing colour systems functionality to new software architecture.
  •  Efficient management of assigned colour systems support requests ensuring internal customer expectations are appropriately managed.
  • Prepare clear and concise end user documentation, technical bulletins and standard operating procedures to support local user training and standardised system usage. Ensure appropriate levels of knowledge transfer through preparation and delivery of regional colour systems training workshops.
  • Proactive initiation and participation in colour systems projects and research, producing deliverables in line with global colour systems strategy, on time and to budget. Prepare summary reports for projects; clearly and concisely outlining conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ensure that all Coats colour systems are effectively interfaced to third party dyehouse and ERP systems.
Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Attributes:

Knowledge

·       In-depth understanding of the full software development life-cycle.

·       Comprehensive understanding of database design and structure.

·       IT, Science or Engineering honours degree or equivalent experience.


Experience

·       >8 years’ experience as a software architect / developer, ideally supporting industrial manufacturing operations.

·       Experience working with full software product lifecycle.

·       Experience working in a results driven environment.

·       Experience in coaching and mentoring of development team

Skills/Competencies

·       Highly skilled in C# Software development using MS Visual Studio and SQL Server.

·       Highly skilled in SQL Server performance and optimisation techniques.

Personal Attributes

·       Appetite for continuous learning and personal development.

·       Able to bring actions to closure

·       Persistence and tenacity

·       High professional integrity in internal and external dealings.

·       Highly analytical

·       Highly results orientated.

·       Flexible for short periods of international travel