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Solutions Architect Opportunities

London, United Kingdom
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15 Aug 2023

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At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

Job Purpose:

Burberry is a recognised leader in engaging customers through digital experiences, both online and offline in our retail stores. This role is for a Solution Architect who can research, design and lead the introduction and adoption of new digital technologies across all our digital experiences. The candidate will be expected to be passionate about technology, with an understanding of Luxury Retail trends and how these can be brought together in new and exciting ways.

This role will include, working closely with the global IT Architecture eCommunity on aspects of Burberry ' s Digital Commerce Capabilities to drive our consumers ' brand experiences across various channels within the business. Collaborating in the development of associated technology platforms and application capabilities, it will require close business engagement and interaction with our delivery project teams, product owners, the VP within the chosen department and our IT Enterprise Architecture team.

The ideal candidate has a recognised background in agile, product-centric technology development, digitally - focused solution architecture experience, customer - centric functions as well as a good understanding of these capabilities and associated applications. This remains an evolving area for us and will require you to adapt and be creative as changing business demands continue to introduce new capabilities and applications.


Engaging and influencing key stakeholders to ensure your solutions address both Functional and Non-Functional needs of the business.

Develop an evolving Solution Architecture for the chosen department's Digital initiatives within Burberry.

Design technical solutions that may span multiple initiatives (and work streams ) , whilst identifying downstream application dependencies. This role not only owns the solution through to delivery but is also responsible for understanding how it fits into the wider Burberry application estate.

Oversee the technical acceptance of agile user stories and ensure the integrity of any proposed solutions across workstreams and associated application architects.

Identify and exploit the re-use of any components, patterns, techniques and document these for re-use by other projects.

Establish and direct proof of concepts in innovation and make recommendations on technology adoption.

Work with the Security and Information Risk functions to ensure any solution s meet the needs of our security requirements, standards and principles.

Personal Profile:

Ability to understand complex technical processes/challenges and create pragmatic solutions is critical to success in this position.

​​Strong interpersonal skills and ability to comfortably communicate with key stakeholders, including senior business leaders, product owners, project managers and business analysts.

Practical experience of delivering change in a multi-vendor environment supported by an agile delivery framework. Working with a leading and innovating retailer or B2C company preferred.

Recognised expertise in digital consumer and marketing technologies, demonstrating the ability to put forward relevant knowledge of architectural patterns, technology components and vendor products preferably within a luxury or related retail industry.

Experience from working within an architecture team where you have developed solutions aligned with an overarching strategy and governance processes.

Excellent understanding of the application components of a retailer's digital estate including Commerce, PIM, DAM, CRM and CMS.

A good understanding of how to derive complex digital solutions for a truly global business where the customer experience is seamless across multiple channels, including retail store interactions.

Experience of providing leadership and guidance to peers and more junior members of the team.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || || || n/a ||


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