Solution Architect - Digital (Microservices)

Job Type IT
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 22/12/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £57,700 - £85,500
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

The Group IT Architecture Team here at The John Lewis Partnership are currently seeking applications for a Solution Architect - Digital (GM) to join them at our Head Office in London, Victoria.

It will be your responsibility to help take John Lewis to the next level in developing its strategic digital and retail commerce capability, extending it's leadership in omnichannel retailing. As a key member of the Technology Strategy and Architecture team, you will be at the heart of developing a commerce landscape to support the wider needs of the business.

You will understand the opportunities and challenges in creating a compelling omni channel business, such that we can deliver a digital customer experience that properly complements our in-store proposition. Working embeded with our e-commerce delivery teams, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between our wider retail IT architecture and the implementation of the digital channel, as well as providing technical leadership and direction with regards to the delivery of our microservices digital architecture and how it is embedded within the wider technology landscape.

Job Requirements

As a Solution Architect focusing on digital commerce, your role will include helping to shape the strategic direction of the digital channels as well as ensuring that there is robust integration with dependent systems and services such as: Content Management, Product Information, Customer Information, Order Management, Digital Marketing and Payment, and alignment with the other transformation programmes that John Lewis is undertaking.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

This is a key role that will be critical to delivering our technical roadmap for digital Commerce, and so it is important that you have strong technical knowledge of modern technology platforms and open source development technologies including:

- Modern development languages, frameworks and tool chains; preferably Java stack and JS/React
- Relational and noSQL database technologies, preferably open source based
- Cloud based technologies, preferably Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes/containers, VMs,
- Message oriented middleware solutions and/or integration platforms
- Web based communications technologies (REST, HTTP, TCP/IP, TLS)
- Networking protocols and devices

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

*Internally this role is known as ITL5 Solution Architect - Commerce (General Merchandise)

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