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Lead Solutions Architect

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Volkswagen Group UK is wholly owned by Volkswagen AG and is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales & Marketing operation in our own right.

What really sets us apart is how we work – not how many vehicles we sell. The Automotive Industry is changing. It is Transforming. In order to facilitate the scale of this significant shift in the Industry, the focus is on delivering IT and Business Change against the ambitious Group Strategy. IT set the technology strategy for VWG UK whilst creating innovative solutions, maintaining applications and optimising security. We're experts in our Business Processes & Systems and leaders of vast Change Programmes.

The digital future of VWG UK is changing; we're looking for an integration experienced Lead Solutions Architect to join our team on a permanent basis. You'll be the technical lead on system development across a number of new and exciting IT initiatives. You'll be responsible for managing unique highly complex issues and provides technical leadership on systems development on multiple complex IT projects; conceptualising, proposing and implementing solutions across a variety of hardware platforms (networks, desktops, mobile devices, distributed platforms), and ensuring these solutions fit with strategic business requirements.

As an expert project team member you'll plan and oversee how responsibilities are distributed and work as an expert project team member to advise and guide the delivery of more complex and/or wide-ranging projects. While supporting and guiding other Architects and collaborating the Solution Architecture manager.

Your authoritative recommendations based on expert knowledge and manage the assessment and evaluation of subsequent solutions to ensure that they are fit for purpose, align with strategy and roadmaps, and deliver maximum return on investment for the organisation.

As a technical expert you'll have experience of Integration, application architecture, data and business architectures and even a knowledge of SOAP/REST, ESB, SQL, ETL/DWH technologies. You'll work with a broad range of stakeholders, from Business Analysts, Business Partner Managers to third party suppliers and our brands. You'll know how to communicate technical information to non-technical people and build great working relationships along the way.

The ideal candidate would have experience of:

  • Large scale e-commerce programme for a multi hardware and software environments.
  • Dealing with complex heterogeneous systems function.
  • IT industry, technology and trends.
  • Full-stack technologies involved in e-commerce - from front-end technologies, integration platforms, payment systems through to back-end systems - also including cloud platforms.

Sound like a challenge? We'd love to hear from you.

So what can we offer you? As an inclusive employer we know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, car and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including hybrid working.

  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Permanent
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
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  • Function:
    Information Technology
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