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Senior Solutions Architect - Digital Customer Experience (DCX) Tribe

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So you’re an Architect.

You’ve got a technical background. You probably plied your trade within Infrastructure or Engineering and now you get to combine your technical head, with your eye for design and nous for road mapping, creating strategies and dealing with stakeholders.

You know the cloud is the future and the way most businesses should be going and the massive improvements and benefits and opportunities that it brings. Your work is challenging, you no doubt spin a lot of plates but you love it, that’s why you do it.

You could also be thinking if there is anything else more exciting out there. I can tell you there is…

Our DCX Tribe is growing and we are looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join the team

We’re going through a large scale, ambitious transformation and our Architects are imperative to this.

What you’ll be working on

You'll be working across the whole tribe. We need your help in defining and delivering a technology platform and capabilities to support ever changing world-class customer experiences, evolving standards and the architecture practice.

You're joining relatively early on in our transformation, so you have a real opportunity to make your mark and ensure our customers continually have the best experiences possible.

You'll work closely with the Chief Architect, Head of Tech and the squads themselves.

What you need

As well as a strong technical background and a few years in an Architect role, as the role is within our DCX Tribe, it would be great if you had previous e-commerce or FS experience, although this isn't essential.

What we do need are people who want to be part of something quite unique and exciting and can take charge of projects and be comfortable in dealing with various people across the business.

If you have experience of migrating monolithic applications to a cloud-native microservice-based architecture, then that would be fantastic.

About the tribe

This working model differs drastically from traditional cross-functional teams that typically focus on a single project. Our squads are essentially small start-ups that will take on multiple projects at a time and they will build a part of the product, or even create a full new product. Since each squad has contributors or owners from every domain – from engineering to product, or mobile to design – any squad has the breadth and the depth in terms of skill to for end-to-end ownership.

Digital Customer Experience (DCX)

The Digital Customer Experience (DCX) tribe is striving to create world class customer experiences across our Mobile and Web platforms. We are in control of building this exciting future and are looking for like-minded individuals to help make this a reality. We need people with strong backgrounds in digital retail to help us on this journey as we strive to define, design, build and run frictionless experiences that sets The Very Group apart from other online retailers in delighting our customers.

A bit about us

We’re The Very Group, home to, and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

We’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.

But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.

We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work.

We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.

What we can offer

We are open on salary, as we are more concerned with bringing the right people in for the business. We also one of the best benefits packages around, this includes:

  • Bonus scheme
  • 30 days holiday + stats
  • 6% matched pension
  • Life Assurance / Private Medical
  • £6500 of flexible benefits allowance (can take part as a salary uplift)
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Remote / office split working post Covid

What to do next

If you want to hear more then please contact Jordan Barlow or Steven Williams in the talent team, or click ‘apply’.

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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