Lead Architect - Smart Automation

Job reference: 146020BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Smart Automation – Lead Architect

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our ICE function as the Lead Architect who will have ultimate responsibility of the design of the Smart Automation solution. This is a management position which also involves leading an augmented team of Architects.

Key Responsibilities
• Defining or reviewing the high-level solution and be responsible of the solution.
• Evangelising Automation capabilities to support business in identifying opportunities.
• Support the initial engagement process (assessment, feasibility, estimates).
• Support Project Manager and Technical Leads where needed and during project execution.
• Lead and manage teams of augmented Architect.

A bit about you…
• Experience in Conversational AI, Machine Learning and NLP.
• Experience in Robotic Process Automation (Automation Anywhere) and OCR.
• Experience in business process assessment and automation.
• Able to lead and provide strategic vision.
• Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

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 boots.jobs.

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 more.
• 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.

If you would like to become part of our story and make a difference – click apply and our recruitment partners will be in touch!

If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy please contact helen.doherty@boots.co.uk
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