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Solution Architect - Ecommerce & Digital

Support Office»Technology


Job Reference: 2 2 6 4 5 3 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Contract: Perm

Recruitment Partner: Akash Karia

Location: Nottingham

Who we are

International Technology & Advanced Analytics (IT2A) is a multi-national function of Walgreens Boots Alliance based in the UK, Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. We leverage emerging technology and robust data to transform our pharmacy and retail offerings, improve experiences for customers and patients and enhance operational effectiveness for team members. Partnering with some of the finest tech providers and utilising a cutting-edge tech stack, we support two of the UK’s most trusted and established brands - Boots and No7 – in personalising their customer interactions. We’re an innovative team of specialists spanning security, hosting, architecture, software engineering, networks, project delivery and more. A proud equal opportunity employer, we passionately embrace team member diversity and provide a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

About the role

The Solution Architect works collaboratively with colleagues from the Business, IT, and the wider Walgreens Boots Alliance group.

  • Working directly for the Digital Lead Solution Architect, primary responsibilities include,
  • Responsible – Overall Solution Design responsibility for assigned Digital projects.
  • Responsible - Delivery and adherence of solution design-related process, standardised documentation, and related artefacts.
  • Responsible – Project-related design considerations and design decision proposals (Domain and Enterprise level).
  • Responsible – For assigned Digital projects, the coordination of delivery, and overall suitability of design artefacts supplied from collaboration areas, such as, Integration, Enterprise services, and Infrastructure Technology.
  • Consultation - For Product and Project Managers, regarding the design-related delivery considerations for assigned Digital projects.

What you’ll need to have

  • Experience leading Solution Architecture design within project delivery.
  • Ability to remove project-level blockers related to Design.
  • Delivery-driven – Recognises and considers the implications of design on overall project cost and delivery timeframes.
  • Preparation and representation of Design-related Considerations and Decisions – Based on factual and documented evidence for rationale.
  • Experience in Enterprise patterns, Digital technology stacks and Domain-driven Design.
  • Expertise in crafting Architecture Assets, for both waterfall and agile projects.
  • A broad and balanced understanding of IT capabilities, methods, and technologies
  • In-depth experience of design and development of IT Solutions for Web services and frameworks.
  • Understanding of Security frameworks and considerations such as PCI & GDPR for customer facing technologies.
  • Experience with industry-leading web technologies such as React, Azure Platform services, Adobe Content and Marketing technology.

It would be great if you also have

  • Experience of solution architecture within in a retailer setting

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

What's next

If your application is successful, our 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.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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