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£70,000 - £80,000 + Car Allowance + benefits
About the Opportunity
At Studio Retail Limited, we are going through a significant transformation to meet our customers' needs and our IT and Change departments play a key role in achieving business objectives.
We're in the 2 nd year of a 4-year journey and as a part of this the Studio is transforming our entire end to end IT systems. As part of the development and expansion of our IT department, we now have a new opportunity for an Data Architect. This is a critical part of our compact architecture team, working alongside equivalent roles in Application and Infrastructure to jointly define our enterprise architecture and technical strategy.
Reporting to the Head of IT Strategy and Architecture, our Data Architect will drive our enterprise-wide data solutions roadmap, owning a critical element of Studio's transformation through selection, design and integration of a set of software products. You will lead approaches to solution design, establishing and implementing architectural policies that will enable effective, compliant and pragmatic solution delivery and governance.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced IT professional with extensive experience of influencing technology changes in a fast-growing business.
We're looking for an experienced architect, with a People and Change focus who can engage with sponsors, suppliers and delivery teams to design solutions in line with our change portfolio.
This is an ideal role for an Data or Senior Solution Architect, who thrives on successfully utilising technology to deliver business outcomes and the aims of our long-term strategy and plans for growth.
- Extensive knowledge of solutions architecture - ideally within a business going through significant change
- Retail experience desirable but not essential, but must be a quick learner and adaptable - ready to define a vision for the future and pragmatic solutions along the journey
- Technical depth complemented by strong people skills - the ability to make the complex, simple and to influence senior technical and non-technical stakeholders
- Experience of enterprise integration strategies and platforms (Mulesoft preferred but not essential)
Studio Retail Limited is one of the largest online value retailers in the UK. We offer a personal shopping service to 1.8 million customers each year online via our fantastic studio.co.uk and ace.co.uk websites and our catalogue. We are based in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington with great motorway links across the North West of England.
Why Studio Retail Limited?
Studio Retail Limited is a growing business with a developing IT team. This is a great time to join us and be part of our evolution and transformation. We have a lot of experienced colleagues who will tell you they love working here because of the people and the opportunities to develop. We have a fast-paced environment and our offices have a friendly and informal feel to them, no suits required to do a great job here!
We offer a great benefits package including flexible working hours and free parking, and would love to hear from you if you think we could be the right company for you to 'express yourself' and love your job...... click apply for full job details