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Solution Architect

Posted 9 January by Whitbread Featured Ended

We have an exciting opportunity for a Solution Architect to join our IT Team based in Dunstable. This position will provide functional and technical designs, along with advice and from key stakeholders within Whitbread.

Whitbread is the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE 100 including brands such as Costa Coffee, Beefeater & Premier Inn. By 2020, our goal is to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa, and to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to an incredible 85,000. All while creating around 3,000 UK jobs a year and continuing to expand our presence worldwide. There has never been a more exciting time to Whitbread!

Within this role you will:

  • Provide input into formation of IT and brand Strategies and technical innovations
  • Work with the wider Architecture team across multi domain projects and strategies
  • Support and manage third party suppliers throughout the project lifecycle of requirements gathering, design, dev & test and deployment
  • Demonstrate a "guest obsessed" mind-set when evaluating solution options
  • Work with Whitbread's IT partners to define solutions and provide central governance across projects within the IS estate
  • Contribute to and maintain architectural documentation repository, ensure oversight of supplier documentation where required
  • Support wider IT functions with technical knowledge and experience where required
  • Keep Whitbread's Corporate Responsibility, Good Together and other initiatives at the forefront of all decisions and interactions

What we are looking for:

  • Broad understanding of applications and technologies in Retail and Hospitality
  • Solid Architecture domain experience
  • Proven experience of working with IT suppliers in an outsourced environment
  • The ability to work across multiple projects in parallel and the ability to contribute to wider group strategies
  • Good commercial understanding of IT services.  Demonstrable ability to engage with vendors and review technical proposals from a commercial angle to ensure technical solutions meet Whitbread's requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of TOGAF or other Enterprise Architecture framework
  • Good knowledge of other Architecture disciplines including Infrastructure, Integration, Service, Data

Reference: 33220195

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