Consult Red is an employee-owned company and a trusted partner to some of the world's largest brands. We're an R&D technology partner that develops cutting-edge 'Internet of Things (IoT) smart, connected products, video and broadband end-user equipment streaming TV devices, networks and platforms. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.
Our story started in 2003 when five friends founded the company in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Since then, we've grown a lot. We work with the world's leading media operators, including Liberty Global (Virgin, UPC), Comcast (Sky) and AT&T (Directv), and in the last 12 months alone we’ve grown our team in the UK, Poland and the US by 40%. We're now over 220 people globally, working collaboratively to provide an industry-leading consultancy service across software development, hardware, embedded, and cloud technologies.
We're proud to be an employee-owned business. At Consult Red, everyone has a stake, and everyone has a say. The employees are the business owners, and we work together with shared values and purpose towards our common goals. We want every team member to feel empowered, have a say in our future, and share in our success.
Our Solution Architects play a critical role in both designing and delivering exceptional software and hardware solutions for our customers. As a senior member of the Delivery or Technology team, both internal and external stakeholders will look to you for support, advice and leadership, as you help shape and innovate an industry-leading response to a wide range of customer requirements.
A lot of the work we do is in the Digital TV space, but we're also growing our portfolio significantly in other areas, such as Cloud, IoT and Connected Devices. A broad range of knowledge and experience across one or more of these areas will serve you well and set you up for success.
Working across multiple customers and projects at any given time, you'll become a key customer confidante, teasing out their requirements, generating ideas, and providing solutions that are appropriate to their needs and provide the correct level of detail for the audience. There will be a fair amount of technical pre-sales support, where you will work closely with the wider business, providing technical inputs for customer meetings, commercial documents and marketing materials.
As a Solution Architect, you'll have significant strategic input in the success and future direction of the company. Our Architects are also the "glue" that holds projects together: advocating for the customer's needs and requirements, whilst pulling a variety of internal teams in one direction towards a common goal.
In terms of approach, you'll need more than just technical know-how. You'll be calm, measured, honest and authentic. More than anything else, you'll be a key advocate in our belief in striving for simple, successful and scalable design for all of our customers.
We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.
Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.
We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.
However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.