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Aim of the role

  •  We are looking to recruit an exceptionally motivated, expert and talented individual as Solution Architect to join our Group IT Digital team within A.S. Watson.+
  • The Solution Architect will be required to provide technical directions to all teams on business, development and support level for coherence and consistency with multichannel European eCommerce architecture, standards and best practices.
  • The resource will collaborate with the Development Team Lead, to guarantee the respect of the functional requirements and the satisfaction of the internal clients for the quality and the performance of the websites.
  • The candidate will be responsible for specific projects across all the technical areas of the group: SAP Hybris Commerce, Microservices, Performances, Innovation, Security and others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop subject matter expertise in all technologies and their interactions for the multichannel eCommerce development 
  • Work closely with the eLab Product Design Team, eLab Commercial and other GIT Stakeholders to define and implement the strategic technology direction for the multichannel eCommerce development 
  • Supervise the continuous improvement process to make sure that the proposed new functionalities are the best solutions in terms of consistency with multichannel eCommerce architecture, standards and best practices, but also convenient within the possible options in terms of budget 
  • Explore, define and promote application or architecture changes and development programs that aim either at leveraging the business opportunities, improve the customer experience, facilitating the business practice or optimizing the performances of the multichannel eCommerce application (to be new component of continuous improvement process) 
  • Explore and promote business advantages of innovation, guiding the selection of tools, products and technologies to address the evolving needs of the multichannel eCommerce development (to be new component of continuous improvement process) 
  • Support the all eLab team members from a technical perspective to grant high quality is delivered and best practices are followed 
  • Depending on the business needs your role may include presenting to key internal digital stakeholders, working on project bids. You’ll be expected to define the technical solution, manage key technical risks and help shape the delivery of our solutions. In particular you’ll have experience architecting solution to meet high performance, availability and security requirements 
  • Think outside of the box to support the business with innovative solutions to achieve our strategic objectives in line with the architecture that is in place
  • Coach and mentor team members and perform code reviews
  • Have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this to others
  • Support the Elab Tech Europe Digital Solutions Architect in defining the best solutions to implement
  • Work tightly with the team members, also with those remotely located
  • Work with other teams to support all phases that precede and follow software development
  • Be ready to jump into the dirt and write complex pieces of code or fix important issues on the live environments

Core Competencies

Education, Experience and Skills required:

  • Degree in Information Technology or another related subject
  • Minimum 2 year experience of working in analogous job role
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in eCommerce projects
  • Strong Knowledge and experience on top enterprise Ecommerce platforms (SAP CX, Oracle commerce, Salesforce commerce, IBM Websphere commerce)
  • Hands-on experience in Java, Java EE and Spring Framework design and development
  • Hands-on experience in frontend technologies
  • Working knowledge of integration technologies like REST, SOAP, JMS
  • Project management capabilities will be required
  • Strong knowledge of Versioning Control Software (Git)
  • Strong knowledge of web applications and related topics (eg HTTP, servlet containers, session management, caches, CDN, etc)
  • Knowledge of JVM internals and application performance improvement
  • Devops skills are a plus
    Experience with collaboration software (like Jira) is a plus
  • Retail industry experience preferred
  • Language: English and Italian
  • Travel might be required

Soft Skills required:

  • Excellent communicator and team player in a multinational setting. Ability to work well with others and across multinational teams
  • High ability on managing complex situations. Attitude to solve conflicts and to create a positive and collaborative spirit
  • Excellent attitude and enthusiasm for eCommerce and web development
  • Result-Oriented – focused on measurement and areas to improve results

Location

Milan-Via Tortona 37,Milan,MILANO,20144

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