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Solution Architect

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

Your role in a nutshell


Calling all Solution Architects, are you looking for an exciting new role

This role is fundamental to the delivery and continuous iteration of the TBSAH application and the wider ecosystem.

This ecosystem has over 20 applications within it that require deep technical and solution architecture expertise and Architectural strategic thinking.

More about the role


Key Job Accountabilities 

•    Take ownership of the Overall Solution, architecture, evolution, and interactions with other solution areas
•    Develop, Evolve and Refine highly scalable solutions that meet the business requirements whilst taking a pragmatic approach based on current needs and future roadmaps
•    Develop & contribute to solution roadmaps by collaborating with Enterprise Architects, Engineering, programme, and Product teams
•    Collaborate and work closely with Enterprise Architects to evolve the solutions based on emerging needs and The Body Shop Technology Strategy
•    Ensure the solution and engineering are in alignment with Architecture & Security standards and work with engineering to make implementation is secure, compliant & scalable
•    Engage with the architects, engineering, and vendors to explore new opportunities, propose, and implement proof of concepts and assess suitability and fit for The Body Shop
•    Contribute to the Architecture Community of Practice and the broader Tech Community
•    Collaborate with Enterprise Architect, Product and Programme teams in the creation and maintenance of roadmaps
•    Identify and analyse the technology, business drivers, and their impact on existing architecture
•    Develop and Analyse solution options, assess implications, fit, and feasibility, and present recommendations to the Design forum
•    Evaluate and make recommendations on product selection, identifying solution providers, and assessing options against requirements architecture standards and principles
•    Acquire deep expertise of the technical and functional capabilities of the application space

What we look for


•    Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of the solution space 
•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders and on business, products, and technical challenges
•    Experience of transformation (Hybrid cloud architectures, cloud applications, monolith to microservices, distributed data architecture, etc)
•    Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others
•    Commercially aware with an understanding of the total cost of ownership throughout the lifecycle
•    Keep abreast with evolving technology and industry trends and help build adoption and strategies
•    Strong business acumen and dementated experience in analytical and negotiation skills
•    Hands-on engineering experience in one of more languages & one or more cloud platforms and an appreciation of engineering and service challenges


Working Relationships & Interfaces (where applicable):


•    Works closely with the Architects in the project and CI/CD teams 
•    Enterprise Architects
•    Business Sponsors and Product Teams
•    Interfaces with all IT functional teams
•    External Suppliers and Vendors
•    Architecture Community of Practice
•    Director of Engineering
•    Programme Managers
•    Security & Compliance Teams


The Body Shop


When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

What we offer in return


* a 6% contributory pension plan, 
* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge 
* Group bonus scheme 
* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about 
* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year. 
* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales 
* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts 
* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. 
Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you! 
If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for. 
We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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