Principal Architect .NET
H-ART S.r.l.
16d ago

At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

As a Principal Architect within a digital agency environment, you will help drive the technical solutions that enable us to win our most complex and strategic engagements.

Motivated by work that is ground-breaking in its thinking and execution, you will be responsible for determining our clients’ technical needs and priorities, and for setting up the overall architecture of large-scale digital projects.

Located in Auckland, as part of AKQA, you will work in a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a creative and technically advanced team, and have access to ongoing personal and professional development.

At AKQA, we are committed to your career growth, as well as to your work / life balance.


  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills; able to build close relationships with our clients’ project management and IT staff.
  • Technical delivery experience across the entire SDLC, with deep expertise in software development; at a minimum : ASP.
  • NET, C#, SQL, JavaScript and HTML.

  • Experience of platforms / frameworks : ASP.NET (MVC and Webforms), Sitecore (highly regarded), Umbraco, Commerce Server, Selenium, JMeter, Nuget, EF, enterprise search frameworks, Powershell, OOP, Backbone, Angular, SMACSS and SASS.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the web : protocols, architectures, infrastructure, servers (IIS), proxies, load balancing and high availability, etc.
  • Solid understanding of networks, systems and persistence technologies : AWS, OpenStack, Windows Server App Fabric, Mongodb and Lucene, etc.
  • Comprehensive understanding of modern patterns and practices : unit testing, inversion of control, repository, MVC and continuous integration, etc.
  • Experience of formal project management environments, including Agile.
  • Experience of diagramming an ecosystem that includes applications, servers, deployment and workflows.
  • 8+ years’ industry experience.

  • Excellent dev-ops skills and experience, enabling you to architect market-leading solutions.
  • Able to mentor, motivate and inspire your team.
  • Entrepreneurial, analytic and positive mindset with a personable and professional approach.
  • Sharp attention to detail and a passion for new technology.
  • Collaborative one team’ approach that enables client and agency partners to work together seamlessly.
  • AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment.

    Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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