Systems Architect



An Amazing Career Opportunity for Systems Architect

Location: Basingstoke 

Job ID : 8985


We are currently recruiting for a Systems Architect that can act as a conduit between the business and development teams to ensure that software solutions are aligned with business requirements and objectives.


The Systems Architect is often tasked to lead aspects of design and development of the solution and to mentor other team members, a key focus is to identify innovative designs and technology solutions to differentiate our brand in the market place whilst maintaining stringent quality and security requirements.


You will work as part of a project team to ensure that the business and technical architecture of the delivered solution meets customer expectations.

If this sounds like you we want to hear from you!



Who are we? 


HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. 

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As our Systems Architect , you’ll support HID’s success by: 


  • Establish, and participate in, regular analysis and technical review meetings with development teams to ensure business requirements are understood and are being addressed appropriately.
  • Be an advocate for innovation – encourage and manage the flow of new ideas, technologies and opportunities through assessment, proof of concept, business case and ultimately delivery to market.
  • Key focus will be on the approved product roadmap and contributing to the technical strategy and architectural runway whilst considering and supporting the customer projects which drive and influence this.
  • Contribute to the technical strategy of the company. Provide technical leadership to other teams. Facilitate development and adoption of best practices.
  • Work closely with Customers, Sales and Commercial teams to understand and document customer specific project requirements, architectural artefacts and technical specifications.
  • Represent the business in all acceptance activities relating to the development lifecycle, ensuring that all business requirements and interests are accounted for.
  • Create new sources of solutions and ultimately new products for business, ensuring alignment to sales and business strategic priorities.
  • Provide architectural support to product management and software development teams. Analyze and critique product requirements and specifications throughout the product lifecycle to best exploit and further develop platform ecosystems.
  • Work with the wider R&D community both internally and externally to design, architect and develop converged technology to integrate with our business.
  • Ensure security, privacy and quality best practices and standards are followed including the HID Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) along with security and privacy by design principles; oversee software certification, standards and acceptance processes to ensure the business is delivered high quality, compelling software and platforms.
  • Monitor industry, competitor and technology trends to understand how they can influence our development roadmaps and strategy
  • Monitor and assess all technical relationships with 3rd party suppliers – ensure they are aligned to overall product strategy and deliver compelling solutions.
  • Able to conduct customer site visits, elicit requirements and conceptualise the customer need as a discrete work package within the bounds of our current offerings.
  • Assist with hands-on development activities as required to support the business
  • Create proof of concept and demonstration capabilities
  • Provide product and platform support to our technical pre-sales and sales teams.
  • Provide key input to enable the completion of Sales proposals and opportunity cost models including effort estimations, as required.




What we will love about your background: 


  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Able to quickly grasp & interpret technical journals, specifications, standards, etc     
  • Strong hands-on understanding of non-functional requirements including scalability, security, privacy, high availability and operational requirements
  • Expert level experience with backend and mobile technology stacks
  • Knowledge of mobile security, APIs and architectures (iOS/Android)
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms including PKI & cryptography toolkits (PKCS#11, BouncyCastle, etc)
  • Knowledge of security and authentication protocols (TLS, OAuth2, OIDC, etc)
  • Knowledge of continuous integration CI/CD process pipelines. Specific knowledge of orchestration and automated deployment would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) or smart cards
  • Knowledge of security threat model creation (DFD diagrams, STRIDE, etc)
  • Experience with Atlassian suite: Jira, Confluence, etc
  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)  



Your Qualifications and Experience include: 


  • The candidate must have significant proven experience in an architecture or senior technical lead role and have delivered complex software solution projects within that time.
  • The candidate should be commercially aware, understand contractual nuances and have the ability to grasp technical concepts quickly.
  • Knowledge of full-stack complex mobile cloud/hybrid solutions with ability to lead and recommend the best and most appropriate technology for the application.
  • Demonstrable strong systems architecture background with experience of:
  • Cloud/hybrid computing architecture - AWS (preferred) or Azure
  • Strong knowledge of web, backend and mobile architectures
  • Node.js & Javascript
  • Microsoft C# & .NET core tech stack
  • Experience of native mobile development for Android/iOS (Kotlin/Swift) or cross platform technologies (e.g. Ionic Capacitor) would be advantageous
  • Database experience (Redis, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, etc)
  • Knowledge of latest industry trends and technologies
  • Experience with RESTful web services & microservice architectures
  • Experience in developing cloud (AWS or Azure) and/or hybrid cloud solutions with integration with on-premises systems
  • Experience of designing, configuring and programmatically accessing databases
  • Strong DevOps experience using container & orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 10 years in software development (covering the full lifecycle) plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a software architecture or a strong technical lead role, developing and/or modifying complex technical architectures and developing strategies related to them




Why apply? 


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly




HID Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation


We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. 


Basingstoke, ENG, GB, RG24 8WG

Engineering & Science
Mid-senior level