We are looking for an experienced Technical Architect to join our Digital Engineering team at Clarks, delivering a portfolio of global E-commerce and digital projects that will ensure the ongoing success of the Clarks footwear brand.
The role will mainly involve day-to-day technical architect duties, working within one or more agile delivery teams, but will also include line-management of TAs and representing the TA function within the Digital Engineering management team.
This is a senior role, so we will expect the successful candidate to be a confident self-starter, with excellent communication skills, as well as having the necessary technical experience and expertise to guide and lead the delivery teams during design and delivery.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of and help shape a significant digital transformation within a successful global retail organisation.
You will combine your deep experience of architecting, technology and delivering customer centric Digital platforms and solutions with your skills and credibility to lead technically a digital product team(s) to successful digital project delivery. You will take accountability for ensuring that the end-to-end digital solutions to fulfil our stakeholder’s expectations of high quality and cost-effectiveness.
The Digital Architect will be experienced in understanding customer requirements, delivering Digital platform solutions, producing high quality code and scalable, integrated software solutions in the Digital space. It will suit someone who wants to take a strategic approach to Digital platform design and delivery whilst also maintaining a hands-on role working with technology. Ideally you will have experience in software development or software engineering.
You will have a good understanding of Enterprise Integration Platforms (e.g Mulesoft) and experience in delivering API services.
With strong analytical and conceptual reasoning skills and highly effective communication skills – you will be able to articulate complex issues and concepts to a wide range of recipients both written and verbally.
Degree qualified in a numerate subject (which could be scientific, technical or business oriented) or equivalent of knowledge acquired through experience, other qualifications and training/development.
Demonstrable experience of delivering high-quality engineering services in a similar sized organisation, with a detailed understanding of software application frameworks, specifically Spring Java and J2EE.
Life with us
Over 46 million pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.5 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 12,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s leading global casual footwear brand, we’re still majority owned by the Clark family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.
As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.
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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.