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Solution Architect

Support Office»IT


Job Reference: 185269BR

Nottingham Support Office



WBA seek a full-time Solution Architect specializing in Integration and API management based in our Nottingham Boots HQ on a hybrid working model.

About the role

Requirement for an experienced Integration Solution Architect. In this role you will be responsible for the analysis and design of Integration solutions using approved WBA middleware capabilities and patterns. You’ll be part of WBAs Integration Centre of Expertise working within the Solution Architecture function, collaborating with enterprise IT portfolios, and platforms.

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in Integration architecture and design across multiple platforms at enterprise scale
  • Demonstrable experience in solution design leveraging microservices, SOA, API and Event driven architectures, REST, ESB, ETL and file transfer patterns
  • Knowledge and experience of Identity Federation and Authentication using oAuth2, OpenID Connect or SAML
  • An excellent understanding of SOA web-service principles (SOAP and REST Web services along with XML, JSON, Swagger and other document format/standards)
  • Experience with working with vendors to resolve platform integration issues
  • Proficient in writing technical documentation for various audiences in the IT organization including application development, service introduction, operations, and management teams.
  • Ideally having worked in complex & multi-regional environments
  • Experience in designing & defining integration models, roadmaps, strategies, standards & patterns etc.
  • Experience with cloud vendor integration products and DevOps tooling (Azure, Google, or AWS) desirable
  • Atlassian collaboration tooling experience useful: JIRA, Confluence

About you
  • Experienced working with offshore resources and driving technically outcomes
  • Able to operate under pressure and in rapid changing environments
  • Strong communication & stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in managing the successful delivery of software in large and complex IT projects
  • Expertise in multiple IT software delivery methodologies and processes (incl. Agile)
  • Experience of leading development teams
  • Ability to work on multinational and multicultural environment

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
  • Competitive salary
  • Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
  • Boots Pension Scheme
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
  • £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
  • Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
  • Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
  • Access to our IT learning academy
  • *All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Global IT
As a member of the Global IT community you will work across the Walgreens Boots Alliance group including Boots UK & ROI, No7 Beauty Company, Walgreens & International Retail. You will be part of a global team who all share global objectives and strive to accomplish greater agility, efficiencies and IT modernisation to enhance our capabilities and offering.

Why WBA?

WBA’s purpose is to help people around the world lead healthier and happier lives. As the largest retail pharmacy across the U.S. and Europe with more than 170 years of serving communities, we are constantly pushing the industry forward and being true to this purpose, caring for customers and patients every day. And that won’t ever change.

With our global technology partnerships and the combined talent of more than 450,000* people across more than 25 countries*, we’re able to provide seamless experiences for our customers and to stay at the forefront of healthcare delivery”

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

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