xDB

Digital Architect – Sitecore Focus - London - £50,000 – £85,000

Our client is a leading European IT services organisation with 4,000 staff. Headquartered in London,

The company has offices in the UK (London), Central and Eastern Europe and North and South America.


 

Supporting the full software lifecycle, we cover application development and management, testing, digital media, consulting services, infrastructure management and cloud services. Industry-focused verticals are led by professionals who speak our customers’ language, designing services for clients, complemented by world class delivery. Our solutions transform systems, platforms and processes for the world’s leading brands in Capital Markets, Banking, Payments, Insurance, Media, Retail and Telecommunications.


 

This role involves reviewing and defining architectures for digital clients. This role is primarily client facing with some pre-sales engagements, and includes providing technical leadership to teams in the UK and offshore.


 


 

Main duties:


 

  • Developing the architecture of new systems or existing systems enhancements and inputting into the estimating process

  • Work across clients providing high level designs in the digital space including Content Management platforms, eCommerce, CRMs, mobile applications, etc.

  • Provide technical support to facilitate technical issue resolution, innovation, commercial evaluation, business benefit vs. cost, feasibility, etc.

  • Working with near-shore teams to develop systems which comply with the architecture

  • Articulate key decisions with clients/project managers

  • Pre-sales client visits to provide technical input

  • Growing the reputation of the company with it’s clients and through participating in industry conferences and publications

  • This person should be able to enforce standards in each project. This includes:

    • Reusable modules

o Coding Standards

o Performance and memory checks

    • Security checks

    • Sonar

 

Skills Required:

Essential:


 

  • Proven experience in solution design and architecture using Sitecore 8 and xDB

  • Current/past Sitecore MVP award (not essential)

  • Has knowledge of architectural frameworks, methodologies, and tools and understand how to apply this knowledge to successfully deliver customer projects.

  • Platform and architecture technical skills and knowledge of emerging technologies / platforms.

  • Experience with (or awareness of) user experience design, information architecture and agile web development processes.

  • Requirements definition, wireframing, creating user stories and implementation experience

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment (scrum and iterative)

  • Experience working on digital transformation projects in a consulting/client facing environment.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.


 

The ideal candidate will have experience delivering large scale online applications using Sitecore on cloud infrastructure. Experience with Sitecore 8 and xDB will be highly regarded. An MVP awardee is highly desired.


 

Offer and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work in an international environment.

  • Career development opportunities.

  • Competitive salary package.


 

Candidates will be required to complete full background screening before commencing employment, including UK Electoral Roll/Credit Check, Basic Disclosure Criminal Record Check and global sanction checks.