Digital Solutions Architect

Job Title: Digital Solutions Architect

Job Reference: 2498 -

Location: Central London

Salary: £600 - £700 per day

Tenure: 6 months initial - looking to be at least 2 years worth of work,


Digital Solutions Architect: As part of a global digital ecommerce project we are seeking a Digital Solutions Architect with significant E-commerce and software development experience to work with stakeholders and the technical teams to deliver our next generation ecommerce platform.

Key skills for the Digital Solutions Architect:

  • Must have worked with and in a modern DevOps environment, and understand product based development and agile methodologies
  • Must be fluent with modern DevOps tool set (Jenkins, Jira, Git, Nexus, Sonar Qube etc.)
  • Must be fluent with modern open source web software development tools/ frameworks (e.g. NodeJS, React, Angular, NoSQL DB (e.g. Mongo), Datastreams (especially Kafka) for pub/ sub type API’s, modern Micro services architectures)
  • Any exposure to modern API and middle ware tools, especially MuleSoft would be very helpful (but if not, then other similar tools such as web Methods/ WebSphere, and API gateway tools such as Apigee or Mashery would be advantageous)

The Primary Responsibilities for the Digital Architect are:

  • Oversight and coordination of digital architecture, working closely with the EA of Applications, who owns and runs the global design authority
  • Working with and managing third party technical resources to ensure architecture fits with strategy, and is flexible and can be used for multiple markets
  • Working closely with the Head of Engineering who will own the local front end development capability

I need someone at a slightly lower level (let’s say more solution architect and a bit more hands on). Critically though, they have to have worked in an e-commerce environment using modern architectures – Micro service API’s, JavaScript frameworks (Angular, React etc.), Continuous Integration/ DevOps, data streaming (Kafka/ Kenesis) and stuff like that, rather than enterprise grade integration platforms.