Solutions / Web Architect - Milton Keynes - NEW

Recruiter
Focus IT Recruitment Ltd
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
70,000 - 74000 + £9k CA
Posted
05 Aug 2017
Expires
14 Aug 2017
Solutions / Web Architect - Milton Keynes - NEW The Company: Focus IT has the pleasure with assisting this financial software development company. My Client is a well-established Software house with a complete business solution for the financial services industry and has been industry recognised for their service levels. The Role: Due to industry growth we now have a requirement for a Solutions Architect to complement the existing team. Create and maintain agile, reliable and cost-effective technology footprints on which to host solutions as and when required by business. The Web Architect reports to the eCommerce Web Architecture Manager and will lead and contribute to the implementation and maintenance of My client's B2C and B2B ecommerce platforms. This role is responsible for working with technical architects, systems analysts, and other developers to deliver the highest quality solutions via cutting edge technologies. The ideal candidate will be heavily involved in all phases of the application development life cycle including research and design, development, testing, implementation and support. Your responsibilities: - Align IT Strategy with the organization's business goals and long-term strategic planning for the organization's web systems - Optimize web architecture approaches through an understanding of changing business needs and innovative technology capabilities to provide improved information management and commercial insight for business - Promote shared applications and infrastructure to drive harmonization and integration of scarce IT resources in order to improve information capabilities and reduce cost; ensure the prevention of 're-inventing the wheel' by individual project - Define policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of Information Technology within the organization - Establish long term Risk & Compliance objectives for IT organisation through development and adoption of formal and effective policies & procedures and provide, coordinate, and monitor compliance services of the IT organization - Oversee and/or contribute to the delivery of IT work packages in support of business and IT projects and change requests according to procedures and standards as defined, therefor formulate Technical Requirements, participate in my clients incident management process and develop and participate in the Development Life Cycle process to ensure compliance and quality is infused into all IT activities and solutions - Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop (the cooperation between) employees, ensure staffing and increase empowerment - Professional within assigned area that periodically reverts to manager in case of problems and works within clear general policies and procedures. Job is covered by practices and procedures which have clear operational guidelines - Drives medium to complex changes to existing policies / processes, requiring a medium amount of new investment, and limited risk. - An experienced Hybris solution architect with strong implementation experience of the Hybris product - An understanding of how to integrate Hybris with a corporate back office fulfilment product like AS400 and SAP through ESB a plus. - The ability to quickly learn new concepts and convert into customer solutions - Direct customer facing and implementation delivery experience - Experience with web technologies, application servers, middleware, enterprise application integration, databases, security, performance and scalability - Strong collaboration skills and team working approach The Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5 yrs experience as a solutions architect with excellent knowledge of Java and Salesforce CRM. This is an excellent opportunity for a Solutions Architect to progress within this dynamic and rewarding organisation Key Skills required for this role are as follows: - Academic vocational degree and 6 years of experience in business focused IT environment - Design/Architecture in Hybris and e-commerce platforms - Comes from a Java development background for example Spring, Ajax, Mavern etc - Exposure of Salesforce CRM - Experience with hybris B2B accelerators - Strong analytical and problem solving skills. - Excellent communication skills - both written and verbally - Gather requirements and communicate with offshore team(s) - Agile methodology - Direct experience with deployments. - Able to manage vision and purpose, result driven - Commercial, with a strong customer focus and customer awareness - Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening - Can see hidden problems; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers Ideal candidates will have expertise across the ecommerce domain, including extensive experience with the Hybris ecommerce platform, as well integrations with critical business systems including AS400, SAP or other ERP solutions and content management systems (STIBO). Candidates who exhibit a strong understanding of Agile (Scrum), Test-Driven Development models, Continuous Integration, build and deployment utilities, and best coding practices are most desirable. In return my client is offering a great career path with a competitive salary and great company benefits, including Pension Scheme and 28 days holiday (including bank hols). The Location: The Role is based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, right next to junction 14 M1 and is commutable from Northampton, Luton, Bedford, Watford, Aylesbury and London. For more information please forward your CV to or alternatively call The salary: £70,000 - £74,000 £9k Car Allowance Great benefits