Retail Lead Solutions Architect

Argyll Scott International Ltd.
London (Greater)
£550 - £650 p day
07 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Lead Solutions Architect is required for an Initial 3 month contract with a renowned Luxury Retailer. There is a continuous body of work to develop solution architectures to specify system, data and integration components, identify and specify functional and non-functional capabilities as well as set direction for subsequent design and development activities. You will equally be responsible for facilitating the architectural review process to ensure work products, and the development groups are governed and align with this retailers strategies, architectural guiding principles, policies and standards, quantifying in business terms the consequences of any non-compliance. You will be instrumental in liaising with third-party partners across and between the large body of on-going projects within the transformation programme, and in addition to this balance the strategic , functional service quality and systems management needs in order to maintain a pragmatic perspective on the development of work products.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years experience working as a solutions architect within a retail omni-channel environment, which was centred around a business minded consultative approach with a focus on business outcomes, business strategy and thought leadership of the organisation. They should equally be able to demonstrate examples of scenario's where they have been a pivot between the business world and technology world. Previous experience of working in a solutions architect capacity understanding broad configuration capabilities, business problems, solutions options, design activity and have a clear cut strategy as to how to go about it, is essential. Proven experience of working within a DevOps and Agile environment is desirable, as well as knowledge of Microsoft Technologies, SAP, Websphere or Architecture Frameworks.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work for one of the UK's top employers, who are committed to retaining their best employees with endless incentives. With no shortage of programmes to manage and develop, there is certainly the potential for a long term contract. The current Lean IT model means, that you will be instrumental in building teams, as well as have a valued input into the latest technologies the organisation intends to adopt. This role is also an urgent requirement, so the successful candidate will be looking at an immediate start.

Role: Lead Solutions Architect
Rate: £500-£600
Location: London
Duration: Initially 3 months
Start: Immediate
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