Solutions Architect - Farfetch Platform Solutions - FARFETCH

Location
PT Flexible Office Location
Posted
20 Jan 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Ref
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Function
Technology
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.

TECHNOLOGY

We're on a mission to build the technology that powers the global platform for luxury fashion. We operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose-built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide, addressing complex challenges and enjoying it. We're empowered to break traditions and revolutionise, with the freedom and autonomy to make a difference for our customers all over the world.

PORTO

Our Porto office is located in Portugal's vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you'll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join our growing Farfetch Platform Solutions (FPS) Team, with expert-level knowledge of technology, e-commerce, enterprise integrations and cloud computing. This is a hands-on role where you will manage the solution design and architecture for e-commerce solutions using the Farfetch Platform across different consumer channels and the integrations they require. You will work with internal and external delivery and development teams to ensure the solution design and strategy meets client requirements and is understood and delivered in each project. You will be client-facing which requires a substantial technical background covering the full stack of e-commerce solutions and working with business, commercial and technical partners.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • Gather and translate business requirements into system-level design and detailed technical architecture documents;
    • Provide application architectures and development patterns for e-commerce consumer channels (web, mobile, social, and external marketplaces) working aligned with our clients;
    • Support the commercial team in the pre-sales stage by performing presentations, guiding high-level solution design and providing inputs for commercial proposals;
    • Provide alignment with cross-functional teams on architectural topics, system connectivity and interface designs;
    • Support the continuous evolution of the Farfetch Platform by partnering with the relevant teams;
    • Maintain an understanding of industry standards and technical / business trends evolution shaping the future of retail;
    • Assess vendors and third-party suppliers.


WHO YOU ARE

    • A professional with a minimum of 8 years of experience, having worked on large-scale enterprise programs;
    • Experienced designing solutions for complex and cross-functional e-commerce programs;
    • Experienced working with cloud e-commerce platforms and interconnected enterprise systems (e-commerce storefronts, order management, inventory management, catalogue management, CRM, marketing technology platforms, data and enterprise reporting);
    • Experienced working with enterprise integration solutions and integration patterns;
    • Knowledgeable of service-oriented architecture and micro-services / distributed systems patterns;
    • Knowledgeable of solutions respecting security, data privacy and compliance requirements;
    • Knowledgeable of cloud solution providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure or GCP);
    • Experienced performing presentations, facilitating meetings discussing trade-offs and risk/impact analysis;
    • Comfortable in a client-facing role;
    • Proficient in written and spoken English.


REWARDS & BENEFITS

    • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
    • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
    • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
    • Flexible benefits program
    • FARFETCH Equity plan


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.


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