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Solution Architect - Data

Support Office»Data & Insights


Job Reference: 2 2 7 0 6 4 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Recruitment Partner: Akash Karia
Location: Nottingham
Contract: Perm

Who we are

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

About the role

Reporting into the Data Platform Director, the Platform Architecture team provides knowledge, expertise in all aspects of solution architecture for our cloud data platform project with a solid grasp of the IT and data strategy to support our data science and analytics community within Boots. We’re looking for someone to make the next step in their career and join us as a Solution Architect.

The centralised data platform is based on a lakehouse and domain mesh architecture, centered around Microsoft Azure & Databricks technologies.

You'll also be:

  • Leading the definition, design and delivery of data products and solutions on the Data Platform.
  • Ensuring all solution designs meet agreed requirements, align with platform strategy, principles, standards and patterns, are cost-effective, deliverable and supportable.
  • You'll be working with technology and engineering partners and with other teams to deliver platform capabilities, allowing us to maximise the value of our data.
  • Shape the platform roadmap, developing the architectural patterns, frameworks, and components.

What you’ll need to have

  • Proficient technical and analytical abilities and a passion for getting results for customers - internal and external.
  • Ability to create Solution Outlines, High-level and Detailed designs to meet agreed business requirements
  • Experience of participating in the creation and maintenance of design patterns, standards and design blocks to facilitate wider consistency and promote re-use of design elements, delivery at pace, quality assurance and cost efficiencies.
  • A broad and balanced understanding of IT capabilities, methods, and technologies
  • Familiarity with Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Engineering needs to fulfil data & analytics solutions
  • Architecture experience in the cloud (Azure Storage, Databricks, Delta Lake, Lakehouse, Azure AI, ML Ops)

It would be great if you also have

  • Appreciation of Data Security and governance
  • Exposure of working with matrix teams of multiple vendors and global teams in the design and delivery of projects
  • Experience working in Retail, Pharmacy, Healthcare, Supply Chain or CPG industries

Our benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by WBA 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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