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Head of Technology and Architecture – eCommerce

Recruitment Revolution
London (Greater)
Six Figure Salary Package + Benefits
Closing date
8 Dec 2020

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Technology & New Media, Marketing & PR
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IT, Marketing
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Job Details

Excellent career-development opportunity for a chief technology architect to join a global leader in large sale enterprise eCommerce experiences. Candidates will be expected to have practical, hands-on experience of developing and delivering several large-scale projects and have solid commercial coding knowledge & experience in Java, JavaScript or PHP. We are particularly interested in talking with candidates from a consulting firm, end-user eCommerce business, online payment platform or big commerce consultancies.

Role Info:

Head of Technology and Architecture | Global Enterprise eCommerce Consultancy
London, + Client Site Visits + Remote Flexibility
Six Figure Salary Package + Benefits

The Role:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering this is a highly varied role which requires a highly experienced and adaptable individual capable of taking on and excelling in many areas of the business from leading technical discussions and setting strategy to the soft skills needed to mentor and manage staff, cope with every type of customer and lead meetings and workshops.

No two days will be the same, so being out of your comfort zone needs to be in your comfort zone.

You will be responsible for leading our architecture team. This encompasses:

+ Responsibility for career development, training, and enablement for both direct reports and the wider architecture team
+ Responsible for managing several Lead Architects
+ Setting overall architectural strategy
+ Leading architecture design and customer workshops
+ Leading technical conversations at an enterprise level
+ Evaluating and assessing new platforms and technologies for suitability
+ Documenting standards and approaches

You will also assist the business with the following activities:

+ Dealing with customers with diplomacy and care
+ Representing our team and methodology in customer meetings
+ Responding to RFPs
+ Creating technical proposals for customers
+ Leading customer workshops, both pre and post sales
+ Estimating and validating estimations for our proposals
+ Authoring articles and marketing content
+ Presenting at internal and external meetings, events and conferences
+ Travelling as needed to support the sales process, including short notice international travel
+ Representing the Commerce technology discipline within the wider Wunderman Thompson technology teams, helping support further integration

About You…

Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!

To succeed in this role you'll excel at:

Technical Leadership:

+ Solid delivery experience across multiple large scale eCommerce (or similar) programmes of work.
+ You will understand integration patterns and how to design not only individual systems, but how to connect and make those systems work together
+ Prior experience managing Architect Leads (or similar)
+ You will have a good working knowledge of at least one more of these languages: Java, JavaScript, PHP
+ You should be able to help our customers create a roadmap which is not just technically valid, but understands their business and delivers demonstrable value
+ You’ll have a well thought through opinion on all the latest technologies and how our customers can use them. If you don’t know about it you will be able to learn fast!
+ You will be able to defend your stance to peers on the customer’s team and to other development partners who may be involved in projects
+ You must be willing to change your views when challenged and take on board new perspectives
+ You will be able to present confidently at customer meetings, events and conferences
+ You should be abreast of the latest trends in the industry, including containers and serverless architectures
+ You will understand what a true DevOps focused approach is
+ You will be a strong advocate for maximizing automation in CI/CD, testing, quality processes and infrastructure

Delivery Experience:

+ You will be expected to have practical, hands on experience of developing and delivering several large scale, relevant projects.
+ Your experience will allow you to talk authoritatively about previous projects and ways in which common problems were solved
+ You will know at least one of these languages to a very high level and have several years of commercial development experience in it (Java, JavaScript, PHP)
+ You will have extensive experience working as a lead developer or architect in delivery projects based on these languages
+ You will have a good understanding of infrastructure operations both in a traditional hosting model and a cloud hosting model

If you know some of this even better!

+ Experience of?innovation and delivery?of?new?engineering practices?
+ Experience of?interviewing and recruiting new team members?
+ Knowledge of HR?processes and?performance management??
+ Implementation of?inclusivity and?diversity initiatives?

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Head of Architecture, Principal Architect, Chief Architect, Lead Architect, Digital Consultant, eCommerce Technology Consultant, Lead Enterprise Architect.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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