Domain Architect - Corporate
Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion.
We've been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969. We're now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls. Even after 50 years we've stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.
We invented fast fashion and it's our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.
It's our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one...and it starts with you.
We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team.
What does our IT team do?
We keep all of our business technology and systems running, and do everything we can to safeguard us from cyber threats. We partner all areas of the business to help plan, build, and implement new technology for now and the future, whether that be a new website or even more automation in our distribution centre. Once implemented we make sure everything is running as it should and fix anything needed to keep our business going.
Engaging with business leaders in understanding their requirements, scoping, discovering and defining solutions, explaining business benefits and use cases and a roadmap to meet their goals
Working with Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and business stakeholders to initiate projects that develop appropriate technology solutions to solve business problems, including providing technical feasibility assessments, option recommendations and non-functional requirements.
Creating solution architectures that align to the IT principles, standards and roadmap, ensuring any deviations are agreed with the Architecture Design Authority board
Creating all required design documentation artefacts including high level system impact assessments, as-is/to-be blueprints, and solution concept diagrams
Creating system solution options matrices with recommendations for option selection to enable effective decision making (often at steering group/director level)
Accountable for the viability of proposed solutions and responsible for providing direction, advice and guidance on the appropriate approach to the solution throughout the project
Acting as the guardian of the solution, governing scope and integrity to ensure that the solutions delivered align to the solution architecture, and managing and resolving any design issues as they arise
Responsible for communicating the solution and implications to project members and approvers outside
Active involvement in vendor selection processes and management throughout the project lifecycle
A degree in IT or related business topic (desirable)
Experience in IT preferably as a solution architect, business analyst or solution designer on major programmes of work
Significant experience of business process and technology solutions for retail buying, product design, merchandising and B2B.
In-depth knowledge of technologies typically supporting these capabilities e.g. retail ERP, product life cycle management, finance, supply chain, integration platforms, supplier portals
Proven ability to deliver flexible, reliable, supportable, cost effective (packaged and bespoke) IT solutions, including integration to legacy systems
Demonstrable experience in IT Industry standards, services, design, architecture principles design, architecture views and viewpoint design, building block design, solutions modelling and systems behaviour
Good experience of IT Architecture (and underlying frameworks such as TOGAF and SOA) including the development (and ensuring adherence to) Architecture principles and standards
Proficiency in methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of non-functional requirements, technical documents, test plans, business cases and other key deliverables
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with business stakeholders to establish requirements and manage expectations in non-technical language