Solution Architect

Forsyth Barnes are working in partnership with an established retail organisation who are looking for a passionate Solution Architect to work within a growing team designing enterprise grade, scalable solutions for customer facing digital products and drive the business to success in a unique transformation of its Digital Retail and Digital Healthcare offerings on a rich Micro-services Architecture based platform. Their Digital Retail and Digital Healthcare has experienced a surge in growth in recent years and there is significant investment to improve the systems and services that underpin their website and Mobile Apps to help provide customers with exceptional omni-channel experiences. Mid-way through an adventure packed headless migration from an established Ecommerce Platform (HCL Commerce), They've built a Microsoft Azure based Micro-services platform that leverages PaaS / Cloud Native services. So this is great opportunity to join them and continue their exciting journey as they continue to go from strength to strength. Fully remote for 3-6 months then hybrid Solutions Architect - Responsibilities: Make Key Architectural Decisions with sound justification and apply Governance through presentation of solutions at Architecture Review Boards, Design Authorities and Design Forums in order to gain approval. Communicate effectively and provide Technical Leadership to implementing scrum teams, working in quarterly Programme Increments and fortnightly Sprints under a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to successfully deliver solutions and provide end-to-end ownership through the software delivery lifecycle. Drive conversations with other Business Stakeholders, Solution Architects, Lead Engineers, Tech Leads and SMEs Define Architecture Runways and Target End State Visions by working with Product Managers and Enterprise Architects to understand business objectives and long-term strategies. Solutions Architect - Required Skills/Experience:
• Knowledge of Cloud Native and Micro-services Architecture paradigms and principles, preferably with experience of designing solutions on Microsoft Azure and Kubernetes (AKS)
• Ability to communicate effectively and influence technical and non-technical stakeholders regarding complex solutions
• Experience documenting designs and illustrating solutions with diagrams
• Broad understanding/awareness of concepts and paradigms across domains of IT Architecture (including Business, Data, Application and Technology)
• Exposure to agile ways of working and adopting an agile framework This job was originally posted as

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