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Lead/Principle Solution Architect(HK&Macau)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Our Solutions Architect will be working with clients across a variety of sectors and domains to showcase Thoughtworks' unique differentiators in DPS, Cloud Native Modernization, taking a highly iterative approach to bring forward modernization returns on investment and ensure continuous value delivery. This role will be driving and implementing continuous improvement to the Thoughtworks Application Modernization service offering, through the harvesting of better defined processes, better ways of working and implementation, based on a continuous feedback model with EMPC focus accounts to develop a repeatable, scalable framework. 

Job responsibilities

  • Proposing cost-effective cloud-native architectures and the future state technical stack for applications in scope for modernization, adopting a Domain-Driven Design approach, ensuring the future state evolvable architecture is aligned with current and future business needs
  • Advising the client on Monolith to Microservices techniques and recommending appropriate application modernization strategies (E.g. Re-architecting, Refactoring, Replatforming and Retiring) across their application portfolio.
  • Leading program-level Application Modernization test strategy, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery best practices, devops key metrics, automated fitness functions and pipeline automation, alignment and execution.
  • Maintaining the program-level modernization technical roadmap aligned to To-Be business processes, contributing to technical delivery milestones and end-to-end showcases across Thoughtworks delivery pods. Accountable for incremental delivery of high quality, production-ready working software. 
  • Driving the pace and quality of the technical organization by establishing a lightweight architecture governance framework, ensuring the adoption of Architecture Decision Records and collaborative technical decision making practices across the program.
  • Evangelizing and advocating for Platform Engineering and Platform Thinking, curating To-Be Reference Architectures and harvesting cross-cutting reusable components, shared services and core frameworks.
  • Establishing key forward engineering practices, aligned to the client’s modernization charter and talent uplift objectives.
  • Effectively communicating technical vision, mentoring client and Thoughtworker technical leaders on approach and execution of solutions, coaching on technologies and establishing a team-wide comprehension of solution capabilities and direction.
  • Ensuring EMPC technical expectations of deliverables are met, setting the Thoughtworks bar for technical excellence on the account, and establishing clear expectations for Thoughtworkers and customers.
  • Driving EMPC Application Modernization Thought-Leadership on engineering and architectural practices, standards and Thoughtworks differentiators to various audiences, including EMPC sales support and EMPC product team.

Job qualifications

  • Experience as an architect and leading and inspiring cross-functional software development teams.
  • Experience in (one of) DPS, Application Modernization, Legacy Remediation or Platform Engineering.
  • Understanding of the practical application of agile development methods and leading software development teams in an Agile/Lean/Continuous Delivery environment.
  • Strong communication skills, listens and shares information.
  • Solid understanding of the following areas (with practical experience in several):
    • One or more public cloud offerings (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) along with value added services such as message queues, databases, etc
    • Cloud native architecture styles (domain-driven design, microservices, serverless)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Container Orchestration, Observability, CI/CD) 
    • Modern API platform design (REST, gRPC, etc.)
  • Ability to articulate the “big picture” to delivery and client teams and understand cross functional inter-dependencies and impact.
  • Openness to contradictory opinions and flexible in your thinking.
  • Practical experience with quality engineering and XP development practices.

Other things to know


There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Job Details

Country: China
City: Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Date Posted: 11-17-2022
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.



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