Solutions Architect Digital Transformation

£75000 - £80000 per annum 
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Position: Solutions Architect – Digital Transformation

Location: Central London

Salary: Circa £75,000 to £80,000 plus 15% Bonus

Benefits: Final Salary Pension, Healthcare

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Solutions Architect to join the rail division of a FTSE 250 London based company on a major greenfield project utilising state of the art Azure PaaS to deliver a customer experience driven digital Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform.

The company are committed to delivering an ambitious digital channel shift strategy over the next two years as part of their agreement with the Department for Transport utilising Agile/Kanban methodologies.

The Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform is a first for a train operating company with a committed technology investment of over £6million.

The Role

As an experienced Solutions Architect, preferably with a Retail / Ecommerce background, you will act as a bridge between the business and IT by aligning the IT and the corporate strategies. This will require engaging with key Business and IT stakeholders, understanding the major business initiatives and guiding the enterprise towards a commonly agreed architecture. You will be a T-shaped individual, who has a breadth of knowledge and skills spanning both business and IT domains and someone who also has a depth of experience in areas such as applications and data architecture.

You will take ownership of the delivery of the Digital Transformation, leveraging the shared resources available through the matrix technology organisation. You will also ensure that the correct Governance and Technologies are delivered from the Digital co-located team consisting of Product Owner, Developers, DevOps, QA, UX, UI, BA and PM who are responsible for creating and delivering all the Digital offerings, following Kanban Agile methodologies.

Reporting to the Group Chief Technology Officer you will work closely together in creating and presenting strategic initiative work material to support different business units of the group with the primary focus for this role to be on the Rail Business.

What you will get

  • Competitive Salary
  • Final Salary Pension
  • 15% Bonus
  • Healthcare
  • 25 Days annual leave
  • Company benefits and discounts

Key Experience Required

You will have a background in delivering end-to-end digital transformation programmes focusing on customer led digital engagement with a strong understanding of user stories and product backlogs.

You will have experience of defining IT strategy and architecture to create a flexible organization that can quickly adapt to the needs of disruptive changes as well as experience working as a Technical Design Authority.

You will have built and managed an Architecture & governance framework including creation and ownership of technology artefacts.

You will have experience with a broad range of architectural methodologies and frameworks, i.e. TOGAF 9 as well as experience in implementing tools and processes with in-depth experience in applications delivering architectures involving Cloud (SaaS, PaaS & IaaS), e-commerce, online, social media and mobility.

Experience in delivering SOA-based integration is a must, ideally with an in-depth knowledge & experience in one integration engine such as WebMethods.

You will have experience in developing and delivering complex technology solutions leading from presales to delivery as well as Programme Management experience spanning both Waterfall and Agile programmes.

You will have a solid understanding of both current and emerging technologies with a strong background in delivering cloud based solutions such as Microsoft Azure or AWS.


TOGAF 9 certified

The company is creating an exciting culture of business and technology hero’s, co-located together, working as one team to create and continually evolve in an agile iterative environment a first class suite of retailing services

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us

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