Technical Solution Architect

Ref: MON09667
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 29/06/2018

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

There will be significant investment in Technology over the next 4 years as the business continues to grow and we are looking a talented Technical Solution Architect to join us on this exciting journey. The Technical Solution Architect works closely with the Functional design team to translate the Business requirements to the foundational technology needs.  A Technology role aligned to the ‘Shape/Architecture’ functional of the IT team. The role is required to lead the definition of the of the Foundational Technology platform.

What will you do as a Technical Solution Architect?

  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Work closely with all areas of the business to develop hypotheses on areas where operational improvements may be possible.
  • Identify, collect, document and cleanse data sources to test those hypotheses in line with data protection standards (e.g. GDPR).
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets using a range of statistical techniques to test hypotheses.
  • Communicating any findings effectively with the business to ensure better decisions can be made.
  • Building business measures to show the impact of projects to ensure that changes in sales, costs, service and availability are visible.
  • Maintaining the Monsoon Accessorize Data Dictionary to ensure new data sources, attributes and measures are captured and described accurately.
  • Respond quickly to ad hoc business requests for information, data and insight using the BI tools or querying the Enterprise Data Warehouse directly.
  • Manage the scoping, development and delivery of small data driven projects to the business.
  • Act as a business representative for changes to reporting and business intelligence services.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Continuously monitor and improve business satisfaction with the quality of service delivered.
  • Manage user acceptance testing and perform system testing when relevant.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business, business strategies and IT roadmaps with the aim of understanding how to deliver benefit through enhanced data, insight and analysis.
  • Become a subject matter expert and advocate of Business Intelligence and Insight within the company.


What you will need to succeed as a Technical Solution Architect?

  • Experience of designing the levels of Technical Architect – Storage, Network, Security and Environment setup;
  • Experience/Understanding of Cloud Hosting (specifically Azure and AWS), Cloud Based backup solutions;
  • Experience in working with Backup, Archiving and DR solutions;
  • Experience in high-level Network and Data security design;
  • Excellent communicator with an eye for detail and the ability to explain complex technical jargons to non-technical audiences;
  • Computer Science (Technical/Engineering) graduate;


What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Technical Solution Architect, we would love to hear from you.

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