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Solution Architect, Movement

Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology Specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As the Solution Architect, Movement you will design and govern the solution landscape for new and existing systems to ensure the Technology solutions directly support the business landscape. The person will provide hands-on architecture and design of the solution and map these into the strategic direction to ensure the future-proofing of Primark's Technology systems.

You will work alongside the Movement Tech team to ensure all designs for solutions will meet the Primark requirements and business case. This role will work closely with our chosen technology partners on our depot investment programme.

What You'll Get
The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices
What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Provides thought leadership in Solution Design, Product Architecture and Technology strategy, create cost-optimised, scalable solutions and provides innovation and efficiency within solution design/improvement.
  • Provides detailed guidance to multi-functional teams through project planning and other large collaboration efforts. Fosters an environment of open communication and problem-solving.
  • Works closely with Primark's chosen technology partners to implement solutions to Primark's technology and architecture standards, challenging the status quo where necessary to ensure those standards are met.
  • Develops long-term vision of technologies and solutions in the space. Collaborates with Technology leadership in planning and implementing of technology roadmaps. Assists the team in researching solutions, solicits input from outside industry experts and recommends solutions to meet business requirements.
What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Educated to degree level in a Computing or business discipline or equivalent.
  • Exposure to mission-critical High Availability design and deployment in large transaction volume environments
  • Previous experience of managing complex integration projects in a highly pressurised environment is a prerequisite.
  • Previous experience in Supply Chain solution design, implementation and management.
  • Understanding of Warehouse processes and systems is a distinct advantage.
  • The Solution Architect must be an excellent communicator, an effective problem solver and well-able to motivate an existing strong technical team.
  • The Solution Architect must be able to, where necessary, push back on Primark's partners and hold them to account to ensure the correct result is obtained.
  • Experience in TOGAF and ITIL methodologies and delivering using them.
Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.


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