Solution Architect/Lead Developer

London, UK

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


Currently we are looking for a Solution Architect/Lead Developer for our London office to make the team even stronger.


  • Perform dual role focused on Solution Architect and Java Developer;
  • Work closely with the development & business teams to enhance the current application landscape and bring new applications alive;
  • Focus on application design, produce architecture design documents;
  • Provide logical diagrams for business stakeholders;
  • Compose physical diagrams for technical review;
  • Participate with the business analyst in requirements discussions and workshops, identifying technical constraints and/or opportunities that could be considered by the business;
  • Translate business requirements (functional and non-functional) into technical architectural designs;
  • Work with the product owner and business analyst to identify a subset of packages in a project that can be released to production in an iterative and incremental manner;
  • Help to identify minimum viable product (MVP) for the business;
  • Identify people and systems impacted by functional and non-functional requirements;
  • Review, update and produce application design, architecture design document and breakdown development tasks;
  • Ensure MERs/NFRs are implemented into the design/development of product;
  • Drive development quality (e.g., code review, architecture review);
  • Collaborate to refine user requirements though test-driven development (TDD);
  • Build up deep understanding of actual application and leverage this knowledge when extending the application;
  • Drive innovation;
  • Introduce and promote Agile delivery best practices for the technical delivery team.


  • Strong server-side Java development skills, including expertise in multi-threaded programming (building distributed systems and/or Java messaging technologies a plus ideally databases and Unix too);
  • Worked within Agile development teams and performed more than one role;
  • Some experience in investment banking or financial services, ideally;
  • Successfully applied solutions to meet non-functional requirements including stability, capacity, scalability and manageability;
  • Familiar with iOS/mobile technologies and security and web development;
  • In-depth experience with data modeling, relational database and SQL;
  • Quality driven with high standard of technical architectural integrity;
  • Passion for learning and leveraging new tech when appropriate to the problem space;
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle and methodologies;
  • You are:
    • Team Leader who is energetic with positive/can-do attitude;
    • Experienced with logic algorithms, design patterns, optimizations and other development approaches;
    • Skilled at improving older code bases, as well as applying modern best practices to new projects;
    • Proactive, comfortable working in dynamic environments with fast-paced deliveries and changing requirements;
    • Effective within the complexity, constraints and boundaries of a leading global organization, operating in a highly regulated industry, running on bespoke software;
    • Familiar with Agile methodology, Scaled Agile framework and Scrum/Kanban delivery approaches;
    • Excellent communicator who can partner with technical experts as well as end-users who might not be well versed in IT.

We offer

  • Opportunity to work on leading edge platforms, working in a fast-paced, Agile, software engineering culture;
  • Knowledge-sharing with colleagues from EPAM's global tech communities;
  • Regular performance feedback and salary reviews;
  • Opportunities for professional growth.