Retail Solution Architect (Point of Sale, Pre-Sales, Retail)

Oblix IT
From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Car allowance
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Solutions Architect – Retail and Payments


£65,000-£75,000 per annum. + Bonus + Car allowance

80% of this role will be spent travelling around Retail client sites in the UK & Ireland - with 1 day per week in Berkshire.


The Solutions Architect will provide thought leadership, innovation and detailed solution design to customers, and develop a detailed understanding of the UK Retail sector and our offerings in that sector.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone with Retail and Banking Solutions with experience in IT.

Ideally we are looking for someone who has come from ideally a SW / Consultant business providing services to retails or from a retailer in a similar role. In either case you should have worked in multiple roles across a number of areas / retails to ensure a breadth of experience.


  • To manage relations with software architects, developers, operational personnel and technology leadership (CTO, CIO, Directors etc.) within prospect organisations.
  • To proactively liaise with sales leads to ensure a complete personal understanding of the client requirement and business issues to be addressed by any sales proposals involving service delivery
  • To lead solution architecture design, to include the technical infrastructure requirements, application development or customisation requirements, system integration aspects etc
  • To document and present the solution architecture to the client and take a leading role in the application design and integration aspects of the solution
  • To develop internal project estimates and cost models for the solutions proposed to the client
  • To create “value propositions” of the proposed solutions for Sales and other employees to articulate in a consistent format to the client
  • To provide assistance to prospects with choosing the right set of Products and designing the appropriate Application-integration.
  • To position technology correctly while providing prospects/customers with a framework and methodology for evaluating technology and an assessment of product fit to the customer's enterprise/application's architectural needs.
  • To maintain a high level of commercial and technical understanding of the relevant business area and technical specialism and to be able to provide support and guidance to more junior team members.

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