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Digital Solution Architect

Job Location: Hybrid  |  UK
Salary & Benefits: Up to £120k per annum + car allowance & bonus
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Are you a Digital Solutions Architect with proven experience in e-commerce, omnichannel commerce, and retail processes?

We are looking for a Digital Solutions Architect who can provide technical direction to engineering teams and drive key design decisions for the platform. As the Digital Solutions architect, you will be the subject matter expert; the go-to person in your domain, and a key technical leader for IT.

The role.

Reporting to the Head of Technology Planning, you will be at the heart of multi-disciplinary digital development squads to design and build key platform components and integrate new microservices.

As a master communicator and collaborator, you’ll be working alongside product and architecture leadership to establish the roadmap and priorities for your squads.  You’ll also be working to build strong and lasting professional relationships with stakeholders and professionals, both in and outside, the business.

As a Digital Solution Architect, you will have

  • Subject matter expert in MACH (Microservices, API First, Cloud-native & Headless) architecture to design, develop and deploy applications
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of e-commerce, omnichannel commerce, and retail processes, systems, and functions.
  • Implementation experience with one or more of : enterprise-grade commerce platforms, enterprise resource planning, content management systems, digital experience platforms, order management systems and identity management (agency or client-side).
  • Familiarity with implementing one or more platforms for e-commerce (Commercetools, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, SAP Commerce, BigCommerce, Shopify Plus)
  • Familiarity with building responsive websites for mobile and desktop with frontend technologies including Node.js, NestJS and React.
  • Exposure to supporting technologies including Kubernetes, GraphQL, containerisation
  • Experience working with Cloud Platforms with experience of at least one of Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Good understanding of modern DevOps and automated testing methodologies such as CI/CD, BDD, TDD etc.
  • Good understanding of Security and Information Assurance
  • Prior experience as lead/principal engineer or solution architect required
  • Proven record of delivering large-scale change with agile/lean methodologies

About you.

To be considered for the job of Digital Solution Architect, our client is looking for someone who shares its values and can demonstrate confidence, assertiveness and impeccable attention to detail. You’ll be a stellar communicator and a strong team player.  Your technical skills will match your personal attributes.

Ideally, we are looking for a Digital Solutions Architect with

  • A degree in IT or related business topic is desirable.
  • Experience in IT preferably as a solution architect, business analyst or solution designer on major programmes of work
  • Proven ability to deliver flexible, reliable, supportable, cost-effective (packaged and bespoke) IT solutions, including integration to legacy systems
  • Demonstrable experience in IT Industry standards, services, design, architecture principles design, architecture views and viewpoint design, building block design, solutions modelling and systems behaviour
  • Experience of IT Architecture (and underlying frameworks such as TOGAF and SOA) including the development (and ensuring adherence to) Architecture principles and standards
  • Proficiency in methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of non-functional requirements, technical documents, test plans, business cases and other key deliverables
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with business stakeholders to establish requirements and manage expectations in non-technical language.

This role offers a competitive salary, car allowance and a lovely bonus.

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Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status, or family circumstances.

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