IT ARCHITECT – DIGITAL & CUSTOMER (M/F)
Sonae is Portugal’s largest retailer with a success story of more than 30 years. We are looking for talented technologists to help us in Sonae BIT, to revolutionize the whole shopping experience both in physical and digital touchpoints with our customers.
If you want to make a difference and add value in a retailer company, join us! If you are an innovator looking for what's next and if you love to leave your mark on things, then get on board! We are looking for a bright IT architect responsible for driving and leading the technology decisions for current and future development of digital & customer solutions.
Design high-level solutions in a clear and efficient way for relevant initiatives, supporting all others when needed, with focus on digital & customer solutions;
Define and manage solutions evolution/roadmap aligned with enterprise strategy incorporating technology trends and innovations;
Involved in the early stages of feasibility, converging sooner to MVP (minimum viable product) with a preliminary project cost estimation;
Foster and implement architecture and technology guidelines, standards and best practices;
Ensure that technical designs comply with applicable architecture standards and designs are functionally and technically feasible:
Validates technology ability to meet business, performance, integration, and scalability requirements for each project (Solution Maturity Index);
Partner with business partners, program managers and development teams on oversight for all requirements to formulate appropriate architecture required to provide system functionality, deciding when to advocate and when to compromise to arrive at mutually acceptable solutions;
Negotiate contracts with partners to accomplish better TCO (Total Cost Ownership);
Understands the long-term business objectives and proposes technology strategies to meet those objectives;
Play a leading role in the investigation of new technologies and architectural initiatives to meet medium to long term business needs.
SKILLS WE VALUE:
More than 3 years of experience on IT architecture definition (mandatory), experience 3+ years as a software engineer, building applications;
Graduation in IT area or similar;
A backlog of work on projects using a wide range of tech / tools (Oracle, SQL, Microsoft, .NET, …);
Agile practices knowledge and experience (ex: scrum);
Understanding of and familiarity with realities of distributed environments;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex technical concepts into understandable terms;
Ability to work at tactical and strategic level simultaneously.