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Senior Domain Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 13/07/2017
  • Job reference: J370014A

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Senior Domain Architect - Intershop experience


6 Months


Role and Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit a Senior Domain Architect to join our clients' growing e-Commerce Practice in the UK. The successful applicant would be leading architectural decisions, design pattern and development of large ecommerce sites and would work closely with the Director or e-Commerce Architecture to develop client relationships.

The successful applicant would also be involved in:

  • Leading and creating proof of concept implementations for clients
  • Working in a pre-sales capacity to support eCommerce proposals, working closely with the sales team and practice leader
  • Drive architectural decisions and development estimates to support bids
  • Support and perform installation, configuration, troubleshooting, migration, and upgrades of Intershop
  • Technically lead the development team to ensure successful delivery to the highest quality and drive adoption of best practices
  • Advise on the assignment of developer tasks, leading technical advice in support to the Project Management team
  • Providing client consultancy around the design and architecture of the eCommerce solution in deliver client presentations
  • Accountable for zero errors (language & consistency) in the solution articulated
  • Ensure timely completion of solution artifacts adhering to proposal deadlines
  • Due Diligence / Portfolio Analysis plan for shortlisted or qualified deals
  • Provide Solution Concepts / pricing, parameters / answers / inter-department alliances
  • Be accountable for knowledge management of solution assets - assets created and re-used
  • Contribute to competency building by delivering training sessions on solution/component architecture

Qualities and Qualifications

Candidates should have proven architectural experience with Intershop and with significant Intershop application development, including experience of architecting and delivering Intershop solutions, including cutting edge implementations.

The work will require excellent problem solving skills and the highest professionalism when dealing with clients. Candidates will need to be flexible; working on customer sites, at the company offices or from home as the work requires without travel restrictions.

Specific skills of value are:

  • Minimum of 12 years IT experience and 4 years practical Intershop experience
  • Experience with key service lines & relevant industry and markets
  • A thorough understanding of the concepts\implications related to building scalable, available, resilient and reliable solutions, with a repeated success of architecting Intershop solutions.
  • A good knowledge of industry trends, principles and methodologies across both B2C & B2B
  • Knowledge of competitive solutions to Intershop (ATG, Demandware, Magento etc.) is desirable
  • Practical experience of delivering micro services based solutions
  • Experience in Agile development practices, Object Oriented Design, J2EE Design Patterns, Database Concepts (SQL, ER Diagrams)
  • Experience with Application Servers, plus Business Integration would be desirable.
  • Proven experience with Java/J2EE (EJB, JCA, JNDI, JSTL, Struts), Web Development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and Web 2.0 concepts (AJAX, Flash) and PHP would be advantagous
  • Excellent problem determination and resolution skills
  • Ability to take a variety of roles within a team, providing team leadership and mentoring as required
  • Experience in end to end development of the Intershop technology stack
  • Ability to execute responsibilities independently related to self and team (direct/indirect) with periodic review of results and metrics with guidance from leadership on goals and objectives to be achieved
  • Ability to ensure comprehensive design of the proposed operating, commercial/ business model solution that meets client objectives and to clearly articulate value propositions and other differentiators while keeping abreast with market and industry trends
  • Ability to effectively interact & handle multiple stakeholders including client management teams, other vendors
  • Good exposure to Continuous Integration, code quality metrics and Test Driven approaches
  • Strong analytical and project management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Participation in Technical reviews & provide effective feedback
  • Able to assess the technical risks associated with deliverables and take steps to mitigate that risk

A full driving license and additional European languages would be an asset, although not essential.

IMPORTANT - the candidate will be tested thoroughly on his or her technical skills and knowledge at interview.

Candidates must submit their CV in the first instance.

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