WebSphere Commerce (WCS) Architect

Recruiter
Salmon Ltd
Location
Watford
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Key Responsibilities:
We are looking for a Technical Architect based in the Watford office. The successful candidate will be required to lead the application and solution design, assist in solution implementation and be responsible for the technical delivery of complex eCommerce solutions to a wide range of clients. The candidate will be required to work closely with our clients and our internal delivery teams to ensure our solutions meet the business requirements and are delivered to Salmon’s principles, standards and best practices. The candidate should be business focused and have a proven track record of delivery.Producing and owning innovative technical solutions to fit business requirements, following Salmon’s delivery approach and ensuring successful delivery of the solution.Producing and owning architecture design documents covering baseline and target architectures for applications, integrations, data and technology - ensuring the design meets our architecture principles and best practices for the technology platform and justifying the solution design against other options.Producing technical specifications for lead developers covering mid-low level application, interface and database design, including identifying relevant design patterns and application frameworks.Communicating technical architectures and designs to internal teams, including developers and testers.Communicating directly with the customer on all aspects of the technical design, including running design workshops, participating in architecture reviews, providing recommendations and reasons for key design decisions and explaining complex technical designs to non-technical stakeholders.Communicating directly with 3rd parties to agree designs, especially in the integration domain.Identifying impacts of a given solution/architecture and challenging business requirements or suggesting alternate solutions where necessary.Identifying and managing key stakeholders of the architecture change.Working collaboratively with other architects and lead developers to share knowledge and solutions.Estimating the design and implementation effort of large-scale and complex ecommerce solutions and assisting in the delivery, migration and go-live planning.Ownerships of the technical delivery, ensuring and demonstrating the quality of the deliverable, from code quality through to performance, scalability and security of the solution.Leading new application/technical architects in all aspects of the above.Keeping informed of technology changes (e.g. trends, software updates, platform updated, 3rd party solutions) and reviewing these for recommendation into new projects or existing clients.You…
The successful candidate will be required to lead the application and solution design, assist in solution implementation and be responsible for the technical delivery of complex ecommerce solutions to a wide range of clients. The candidate will be required to work closely with our clients and our internal delivery teams to ensure our solutions meet the business requirements and are delivered to Salmon’s principles, standards and best practices. The candidate should be business focused and have a proven track record of delivery.
The techy bit….we need you to be really great at:Have a deep understanding of application architecture and design across the application and integration domains, along with a good understanding of data architecture and design, including relation database design.Proven experience in leading (or assisting) and delivering, large-scale, high-volume and complex architecture change projects in the ecommerce industry, including retail and/or manufacturing.Proven technical leadership skills within an internal team and within a client facing environment.A thorough understanding of web technologies, including client-server architecture, security (e.g. encryption), and caching strategies, with a mind for capacity and performance in all designs.A good understanding of WebSphere Commerce functional and technical architecture, including design and development best practices, and its associated technologies:WebSphere Commerce server and development environmentsWebSphere Application Server (including clustered environments)IBM DB2 DatabaseJava and Java EESolr searchA good understanding of the following:NIX systemsDesign tools such as Sparx Enterprise Architect, Visio, modelling languages such as UMLIntegration protocols and frameworks such as REST, MQ, HTTP, SSL/TLSHeadless architectureExperience from a development background with strong coding and debugging skills.A good understanding of the eCommerce industry and technology trends.Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Salmon is an award-winning global digital eCommerce consultancy with operations in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Melbourne and New Delhi. We’re part of the global WPP group and Wunderman Commerce.
Our aim is to define, design and deliver dynamic, high performance, state-of-the-art ecommerce sites for the world’s leading brands. We work for some of the best…Audi UK, Argos, Sainsburys’, Selfridges, Ted Baker and many more.
Our Salmon DNA is what pulls us all together. We want to make our client happy. Our reputation is based on having the best people in the business, who are honest and straight talking and really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do and we are proud of what our teams achieve. We show respect for all and trust and empower our people and we won’t settle for second best!
As our business grows, so we need to find new people who share our values, work ethic and DNA. We especially want to encourage more Women to join us and take a key role in shaping and moulding some of the best ecommerce sites in the world.
Want to find out more about Salmon and our clients?
www.salmon.com
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