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Solutions Architect

Location:
Bradford
Department:
Technology
Salary Details:
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits
Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Advertising End Date:
30 Apr 2018
About The Role

Morrisons technology team is an exciting place to be, we’re changing and optimising the way we deliver technology. As a solution architect within a domain focused team you’ll be creating solutions that are better for our customers, simpler for our colleagues and improve performance for the business as a whole.


Being faster to market is one of our key drivers for change and we are focused on using industry best practices to create an agile working environment. Our architecture strategy is focused on creating a service-oriented architecture further improving our ability to respond to an ever changing industry. New ideas are always welcome, and combining this with our scale makes working here challenging but rewarding, as you will be able to make a difference for millions of customers.  


As Solutions Architect you’ll be accountable for things like this;

  • Interpreting high level business need and defining a strategic solution that fits with the wider technology vision

  • Developing simple, flexible, secure and cost-effective solutions

  • Being the technical lead for a number of products and services and ensuring we make the right decisions on their technical direction

  • Driving our solution strategy by supporting our transition from traditional systems to a service oriented approach

  • Supporting the realisation of your architecture through to delivery

  • Leading internal and external resource to deliver your solutions, including offshore

About You

You’ll need skills and experience like this;

  • Experience of working within a mixed landscape of traditional ERP type solutions and modular, event driven services

  • Experience of designing and delivering solutions that meet your customer requirements yet fit with a wider business vision

  • Ability to come up with innovative ways to face business challenges

  • A background in software development, ideally you will have experienced developing software so you can support the technical development teams in the solution delivery

  • Experience of working with both internal and external resources on projects and preferably including elements of offshore delivery

  • Strong influencing skills and ability to build strong relationships at all levels

  • You’ll need to be an independent worker that can proactively drive your own agenda in a complex organisation

  • Up to date knowledge of current technology and architecture patterns


The majority of our new solutions are a healthy mix of SaaS, developed, and packaged - where new components are being developed mainly in Java and JavaScript.   A selection of technologies and approaches you’re likely to be working with are Java, Node.js, REST architectural style, Macro/Microservices architecture styles, Mobile/UI stack (Android, Phonegap, HTML/CSS, Angular), Swagger, CI / CD tools - e.g. Jenkins / Puppet / Ansible / Terraform, Service frameworks - Dropwizard / Express, Test tools - JUnit / NUnit / Selenium / Cucumber/ SpecFlow, Git, PaaS/IaaS Platforms - AWS / Google Cloud Platform / Azure, Non-relational stores (Dynamo/Datastore), Amazon RDS (Postgres) / Oracle DB / MSSQL.


About The Company

Our fresh digital thinking is driving a giant change programme that will make Morrisons a digitally focused retailer. And we’re reinventing our tech and opening up new opportunities from mobile first to the cloud.

We’re making improvements across our diverse business. We’re revolutionising our online journeys and making our processes faster, simpler and smarter to provide the freshest of products and an even better experience to millions of customers and over 111,000 colleagues.

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a discount card for you and two for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.