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digital architect - retail / e-commerce

  • IT
  • Knightsbridge
  • £75000 - £115000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • 393617-A
  • 13 Feb 2018
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Digital Architect - London up to £90kpa + benefits

My Client, a major retail organisation headquartered in London is currently going through a period of change and wants to embrace technology, implement new visions and systems to provide a seamless internal and external customer experience with the purpose of delivering genuine customer value

Due to this period of change, my client is looking for A Digital Architect to join the IT team on a full time basis.

The role as Digital Architect will encompass:

Architecture Strategy:
*Define the Digital (eCommerce and Mobile channels) architecture vision, strategy & roadmap, aligned with the overall Customer Domain, IT and Business Strategies.
*Support the Customer Domain Architect in developing and communicating the Customer strategy and roadmap, from a Digital channels perspective.
*Lead research and development to define the technical strategy for Digital channels across the group, and developing the roadmap in partnership with the Domain Architect, the Retail Architect and the Portfolio Manager.
*Oversee a process for identifying business drivers and opportunities across Digital to derive enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
*Identify industry, technology and market trends across eCommerce and mCommerce Channels to determine their potential impact on the group, with a view to proactively identifying future technology solutions or opportunities appropriate for the organisation.

Enterprise Architecture:
*Providing architectural solutions and subsequent expertise, direction, and assistance to Solution Architects as required.
*Take an active role in the development of the Architecture as part of the Enterprise Architecture Chapter, to cultivate and disseminate knowledge of solution design best practices.
*Direct Solution Architects in the production of an architecture that is consistent with the overall vision for the Digital Domain.
*Represent Digital Channels in the Customer Domain Architecture Review Board.
*Engage other teams to ensure all architects are aware of the Digital Channels strategy, and have an opportunity to validate whether they are impacted.
*Work closely the Customer Domain Architect and the Retail Architect to ensure that the architecture vision for Digital is aligned with the wider enterprise vision for both Customer and the group as a whole.
*Provide a deep knowledge of eCommerce, mobile and other emerging channels and their architecture patterns, acting as an informed "challenger" to ensure alternatives have been considered.
*Translation of the Digital strategy into a clear roadmap considering the current legacy architecture estate.
*Delivering enterprise architecture through agile ways of working.


*Excellent technical skills with solid experience in many of the following areas;
oDefining and delivering digital frameworks across web, mobile and stores.
oWorking with payment solutions.
oDriving innovation and digitalising stores.
oWorking with IBM WebSphere Commerce and Sterling OMS.
oWorking within a multi-brand, multi-location environment.
oStrong experience of architecture frameworks and solution design methodologies
*Experience of working within agile environments
*Proven experience in a retail environment or equivalent high volume eCommerce operation
*Experience of working with enterprise web platforms (e.g. IBM Websphere Commerce, Hybris, Demandware, ATG)
*Experience of key e-commerce technology solutions (i.e. CDN, Caching, CMS, OMS, PIM)
*Experience of service based architectures including API frameworks
*Working on large scale transformational business and technology change
*Demonstrable experience of senior Stakeholder Management
*Experience of building, developing and leading Teams, including 3rd parties
*Experience and knowledge of the latest cloud based platforms and technology (i.e. PaaS, devops)
*Knowledge of new open source digit

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