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Software Architect (Informatics)


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At Waters, the Informatics group produce software that is used by people worldwide for specialist measurement and scientific analysis. We are currently seeking an experienced Software Architect to work with our application development teams. We work in a collaborative, agile environment, where team members are empowered to innovate and continually improve. We believe strongly in the value of personal development, and provide support and dedicated time for our people to pursue this.
What can we offer?
Excellent Benefits:
In addition to competitive salaries, we provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection, private medical & dental, on-site gym and on-site restaurant, and free parking on-site.
Flexible Working:
Our core working hours are from 10am to 3pm, in a 37-hour week. This allows you to have the flexibility to start earlier & finish earlier or start later & finish later to give you the ability to manage personal and family commitments and have some true work-life balance.
A Positive, Supportive & Collaborative Environment:
Within the team, you'll have the opportunity to explore & practise with a wide variety of software technologies and analytical instrumentation. We work in a highly supportive environment where mentoring, coaching and training is provided throughout your career. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.
The chance to make a difference:
The software we develop is helping scientists all over the world to develop and produce novel solutions across the markets served by Waters. By providing easy to use workflows and investigative capabilities, we help scientists get better results, sooner. That can, for example, translate to new, life-enhancing drugs.
- Primary responsibilities include providing and documenting architectural designs following input from stakeholders and providing high level implementation work estimates.
- Act as architectural design authority for their product or work stream under guidance from the chief architect for their Program
- Communicate of designs to architecture peers and stakeholders including implementing teams
- Act as a consultant to teams involved in implementing architectural designs during the development lifecycle
- Produce Proof of Concepts in high risk areas to de-risk architecture
- Ability to solve highly complex problems in real time
- Drive Tools selection needed for the successful development of the product.
- Seek out and provide guidance on new practices and technologies that may result in improved ways of working
- Mentor others on architectural concepts and infrastructure.
- What will make you a successful Software Architect at Waters:
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline strongly preferred or equivalent work experience
- Proven software architecture experience in development of software products preferably in an agile environment
- Experience of cloud architecture desirable
- Experience with modern software architecture paradigms and patterns
- Good influencer and mentor; proven authority and credibility at senior levels.
- Strong business judgment and record of making the right choices.
- Experience with software quality assurance and testing.
- Ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely including an ability to document software architecture
In addition to salary, we work flexibly, and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.
Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.
Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.
Waters Wilmslow:
People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world's leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success. At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment.
Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as
- Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
- Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
- Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
- Ensuring participants in the world's sporting events compete fairly
Company Name: Waters Division
External Company URL: www.waters.com
Street: Stamford Avenue

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