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Solution Architect

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Recruiter: OnBuy
Listed on: 5th November
Location: Fully Remote or Hybrid (Office based in Bournemouth)
Salary/Rate: £75,000 - £80,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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 OnBuy have an exciting opportunity for a Solution Architect to join the team.


Since being awarded as the 'Online Retailer of the Year' at the prestigious PC Retail awards 2021, we have gone on to raise £35 million in a Series A+ funding round and have quickly become recognised as being one of the fastest-growing eCommerce companies in the world. 

We are on a mission to provide ‘the most transparent and fair-trading platform' for sellers, and a place where buyers can easily find what they need, every day. What sets OnBuy apart from other marketplaces is that we don't compete with our sellers, we don't sell our own products and we don't have our own warehouses, which creates a more efficient business model that allows us to focus on the customer experience and helps us to reinforce trust in our sellers, and the platform itself. 

What you will do as a Solution Architect:

You will work alongside our development and devops teams to aid in delivering the most effective and performant software possible. You will lead the design and build of our key applications and integrations identifying the best solutions to meet the business needs with a commercial and security conscious approach as well as best technological direction.

On a day-to-day basis, we are looking for somebody to: 

  • Design the product solution/Software Architecture
  • Supports the coaching and training of team members to ensure all necessary employees are confident in the use of software applications and relevant security protocols taking a lead in engineering best practice
  • Oversight and approval of all final products before formal launch
  • Collaborate with team members to determine best practices and requirements for software providing technical leadership across Software Architecture
  • Troubleshoot coding problems quickly and efficiently, fine tune existing product design to ensure a productive workplace
  • Works closely with the wider business to improve business software processes and interactions
  • Use a proactive approach to common challenges and by continually researching best practices in coding
  • Ensuring software security by ensuring security by design is included in approach
  • Data modelling and data architecture design and implementation
  • Documentation of solution (i.e., design patterns, application architecture, data modelling, etc)

 What we are looking for as Solution Architect:

  •  A minimum of 3 years but ideally 5 in an architectural role with previous experience in software development
  • Experience in designing and implementing software applications
  • Strong experience of PHP and MySQL and a clear understanding of the limitations of these technologies as well as experience of trouble shooting issues
  • Experience of JavaScript/HTML/CSS, MySQL, Couchbase, Solr & MongoDB
  • Experience working on large-scale software projects and moving from monolithic to microservices architecture
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web applications, cybersecurity and open-source technologies designing secure software systems based upon industry-specific specifications
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skill are essential
  • Experience overseeing customized development of processes for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience analysing code for weaknesses and errors, and overseeing plans to improve them
  • Broad range of experience in IT architecture and ideally a good understanding of GCP
  • Cloud frameworks, structures, and components
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, and preferably experience of delivering solutions through cloud environments.
  • Someone with the ability to work out what the user wants, seeing beyond what they say they want, to delivering what they really need and taking them on that journey
  • Knowledge / experience working with large data volumes; This is one of out biggest challenges.
  • Ecommerce experience as an ideal, but not required

What you will get in return as a Solution Architect:

  • An employee share scheme
  • A company bonus scheme to thank you for driving our success. 
  • Flexitime available so you can work in a way that suits you 
  • Family-friendly policies to help you create your best work-life balance 
  • Opportunities for career development and progression 
  • An employee referral scheme to reward you for bringing even more talent on board 
  • Staff discount across OnBuy website 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Newly refurbished offices with hot drinks and fresh fruit on the house 
  • A casual dress code - wear what you're comfortable in. 

Contract: Full-time/Monday - Friday (+Open to Flexible Working) 

To submit your CV for this exciting Solution Architect opportunity, please press ‘Apply' now.