Solution Architect

Job reference: 125091BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

Boots are looking to recruit a talented Solution Architect. The role will form a critical part of our Engineering Function as we continue the design of our Microservices Infrastructure.

Our digital transformation journey is only just beginning; this is a unique opportunity to help design and shape our online retail application that is used by millions of customers who shop online at

Key Responsibilities

• To lead the architecture design within the online retail application that underpins utilising a microservices architecture.
• To work with our Platform Architect and Engineering Leads to design the application; focussing particularly on how the solution will integrate within the brown-field estate as we transition out legacy technologies.
• To work with our Enterprise Architecture Community to ensure product selection and implementation adheres to enterprise and group level standards and patterns.
• To collaborate and work with both the Engineering and Platform leaderships teams supporting and advising as appropriate.
• To guide and mentor other solutions architects.

A bit about you…

• Extensive experience of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform and the technologies that underpin it including Kubernetes, Service Bus, Networking, Devops and containerised applications.
• A solid understanding of NoSQL databases including MongoDB and Cosmos.
• Experience of message and event based architectures.
• Knowledge and Experience of N-Tier Architectures and transformation to Cloud Native.
• Experience of ReactJS and NodeJS would be an advantage
• Experience of the C4 Model would be an advantage

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.

This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.

You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.

We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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