IT Solutions Architect

15.00 GBP Annual + 15% Bonus
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Solutions Architect

Based Oldbury

??Highly Competitive + 15% Bonus

Making the switch to DPD could prove to be the best move you've ever made ! As the UK's favourite parcel delivery company and one of the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For', DPD is an industry leading brand, that combines fantastic people, amazing service, innovative products and state of the art technology to deliver an incredible customer experience.

As an IT Solutions Architect, operating within our IT Design Group, you'll enjoy a high profile role and be a key member of a dedicated team that underpins and supports business-wide change by transforming requirements into innovative IT solutions.

Responsible for ensuring solutions are delivered as approved by the development and delivery teams, your day to day brief will involve:

  • Working directly with business stakeholders, in order to understand their main goals and deliver appropriate responses that will help refine the boundaries of on-going initiatives

  • Designing and defining the solutions architecture for projects that deliver these initiatives, ensuring they are aligned to the DPD Architecture Framework

  • Determining how the various existing applications can be modified, what new applications need to deployed and how they will be integrated to achieve desired business outcomes

  • Supporting programme level decision making and providing support to Technical Architects during low level design, as well as reviewing detailed designs

  • Offering a solution architecture consultancy and support service to stakeholders, whilst also participating in the on-going development and operation of our Architecture capability

Ideally, we're looking for highly experienced Solutions Architects, used to working on large and complex projects/initiatives involving multiple applications, including mobile, who can demonstrate:

  • A strong background in the logistics/supply chain sector and to a proven track record in the successful delivery of applications focused solution architectures

  • First rate technical ability and know-how, spanning the design of data stores using SQL and/or NoSql database technologies, along with web service design/development REST and architecture frameworks such as Archimate

  • A solid grasp of related infrastructure, coupled with prior involvement in the design and development of applications in a multi-tiered environment

  • Excellent communication, as well as effective presentation skills, allied to plenty of initiative and a driven, pragmatic approach with a genuine focus on project delivery

In return, you can look forward to the exciting prospect of joining an increasingly successful and expanding business that has revolutionized the express parcel industry and continues to define its outlook for the future.