Solutions Architect (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON10761
Salary: Competitive
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We are now looking for a Solutions Architect to join our Technology team to support the retail and ecommerce teams, initially on a 12-month fixed term contract.

In this newly created role you will be responsible for mapping the ‘As Is’ Architecture, including our web platform; the legacy Enterprise, EPOS & Supply Chain estates; the Business Intelligence estate – including those elements not managed by the Technology Team – and our Integrations and middleware. These maps will underpin the roadmap for modernising our technology and it will be your responsibility to maintain them as they evolve. You will also contribute to the technical design of our business solutions and will be key to supporting the existing systems in BAU.

What will you do as our Solutions Architect?

  • Work closely with Enterprise Solutions Designer to document the current business applications and integration, identifying areas of risk and opportunities for simplification, contribute to Solution Blueprints to ensure full end to end design and consideration of constraints and help shape the Technology Roadmap
  • Work in key MAL change projects to define ‘Non-Functional Requirements’ for the project, design the high-level technical design of the solution being delivered by project, support Non-Functional Testing and support transition of projects into Operational Support teams
  • Work closely with internal and external Operational IT Support teams to resolve incidents and problems
  • Communicating any findings effectively with the business to ensure better decisions can be made
  • Respond quickly to ad hoc requests from Projects, other IT functions and Business teams
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities and make recommendations for improvements
  • Continuously monitor and improve business satisfaction with the quality of service delivered
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business, technology strategies and IT roadmaps with the aim of understanding how to deliver benefit
  • Become a subject matter expert and advocate of Industry Good Practice/Tech Trends and Insight within the company
  • Support the Duty Managers with occasional out of hours support

What will you need to succeed as our Solutions Architect?

  • Experience of developing Architectural diagrams
  • Experience/Understanding of Cloud Hosting (specifically Azure and AWS), Cloud Based backup solutions.
  • Excellent communicator with an eye for detail and the ability to explain complex technical jargons to non-technical audiences.
  • Business oriented and proactive problem solver.
  • Familiar with TOGAF principles

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

We welcome applicant that are looking for felxible work arrangement or part-time hours for this role and will be happy to discuss your requriements during the applicaion process. 

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