Digital Solutions Architect


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Competitive salary
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London / Leicester
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London - Wigmore Street

A bit about the role

What is the role?

The Solution Architect is responsible for defining and assuring the solution architecture for projects and initiatives within it.

This includes high level design, detailed design assurance, and supporting the development and implementation of the solution through all environments to production.


The Solution Architect is responsible for exploring potential solution options and making a clear recommendation by evaluating the fit to business need and enterprise architecture, as well as assessing the feasibility, cost, risk, benefits and the ongoing support implications.

As Solutions Architect you do this by will:

Define and maintain the solution architecture

Work closely with business stakeholders, BAs, POs and wider

Analyse options

Review third party designs

Work with the Enterprise Architect(s) to ensure alignment with IT strategy, principles, enterprise architecture and domain architectures

Lead the selection of any new vendors

Guiding vendor and product selection where required to ensure a strong fit for both the project need and the longer-term business ambitions.

Assist with the planning and estimation process

Ensure the solution is delivered as designed

Challenge existing thinking

Ensure all activities are performed at a consistently high standard with minimal risk to Selfridges and that opportunities to improve are identified and actioned

A bit about you

How you’ll do it…you will be:



From an omni-channel retail organisation or a Management Consultancy. Covering at least one of the following domains: Ecommerce, Buying & Merchandising, Logistics & Supply Chain, Finance, Omni-Channel Order Management, CRM

Comfortable with both packaged and bespoke applications

Able to work with business stakeholders and communicating complex ideas and solution options in a simple and resonant way

Familiar with modelling tools and techniques – such as

Experienced with different delivery lifecycles and service delivery methods

Able to rapidly analyse and understand functions and operation of existing solutions and capabilities of new technologies


Soft Skills:

A motivated self-starter, enthusiastic, resilient, personally effective, proactive with a flexible attitude to work

Have strong strategic and analytical problem-solving skills, has a keen attention to detail and a good commercial sense

Able to build strong relationships and credibility

Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Communicate information in a relevant and concise fashion, mindful of and tailored to the audience

Prioritise work and remain focussed on the most critical tasks, ensuring time and resources are used efficiently and effectively

Able to make tough decisions and stick to them when questioned


This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business