Solutions Architect

Manchester, UK
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Job description

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solution Architect to join our Boohoo team in Manchester. Are you passionate about technology? Do you thrive working in a fast paced, vibrant environment? If so, then we would love to hear from you!

You'll report into the Chief Architect as a key member of the Architecture team. You will own the technology stack, design and deliver the technology strategy and roadmap for our new products. By creating architectural patterns, standards and framework you will enable collaboration across engineering teams and ensuring these are observed across all of technology and change.

Your team

We started out as one brand with only three team members in 2006, today we are now made up of 13 amazing brands and counting, we have offices all over the world and we've grown to a 6,000+ strong team we call our boohoo family - and we don't plan on stopping yet. We have big ambitions, huge potential and a clear strategy to continually evolve and grow the business. It's a seriously exciting time to join us and influence the next chapter of our success.

In Tech, we're proud to support every brand and every function. We're a digital-first company that is totally cloud-native. We embrace change and future-proof the business, delivering critical customer-facing and internal stakeholder facing systems. Everything from colleague tech to front-end websites and apps, buying and merchandising tooling and all that's in-between, we take care of it. Our ideas support and drive the Group's agenda.

What you'll be doing

  • Take responsibility for the design of End to End solutions which meet the present and future requirements
  • Work closely with other Architects, Product Owners, Technical Leads and Business Analysts to produce Architectural Designs to be presented to delivery teams.
  • Work to define standards and patterns within the Boohoo Technology Reference Architecture.
  • Sit on the Architecture Review Board ensuring compliance of designs to business functional and non-functional requirements and adherence to our IT vision and strategy, Architecture guidelines, Regulatory requirements, and industry best practice
  • Stay abreast of technology and industry trends and capabilities
Working with us

To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It's relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty - you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We're always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We're passionate, agile, creative and one team.

More about you

As a Solution Architect in a pure play online retailer you will have a passion for technological innovation and be up to date with cutting edge technologies with the ability to work across highly complex environment.

We are a small team with a wide remit and as such you'll be working on solutions from the App, Web to backend finance and order taking systems.

  • Experience of leading large complex cross domain or cross product designs
  • Expert designer, as a Solution Architect you must have expert technical skills and experience that will enable delivery
  • Detailed practical knowledge of an Enterprise IT infrastructure and Software Development and maintenance methods, tools, and techniques
  • Broad understanding of all aspects of information systems and deep understanding of areas of specialisation
  • Public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Microservice and API-led architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice.
  • Event-based architecture design, patterns (including pub-sub and data streaming), modelling techniques, tools and standards.
  • Retail experience is of benefit but not essential
Why join us

We've set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we're 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

  • You'll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • There's up to 40% discount off our all of our brands
  • Our social calendar? Next level
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe (some are dog friendly!), we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work

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