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Senior Solution Architect- Chalhoub Group

Chalhoub Group

Posted on May 14, 2018

6 - 7 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Computers). Any Nationality

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This role will interact with delivery teams to validate and construct solutions designs across the enterprise systems and will also participate in delivery projects to perform compliance checks and ensure product quality and alignment with IT processes. The Solution Architect will also proactively incorporate the Design Authority board to ensure solution proposals are compliant with the Group s overall Enterprise Architecture principles.
The candidate must have strong communication skills and be organized in his approach to daily tasks. He should have previous experience in software and hardware implementation projects and a proven track record in documenting functional and technical designs following industry best practices and tools.
What You'll Do:
• Undertake high level technical architecture & design activities on projects of work, working alongside our development partners.
• Ensure appropriate and timely escalation of key architecture & design decision conflicts.
• Evaluate 3rd party solutions, performing detailed technical assessments and advising business on integration and technical fit into existing architecture landscape.
• Collaborate with and, where required, instruct 3rd party development partners and resource on low level technical design and delivery of an IT solution.
• Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technology solutions & strategic direction.
• Ensure solution design complies with the long-term strategic roadmap for all IT systems architecture.
• Partner with other solution architects to provide a consensus based scalable and adaptable architectural solution including peer review of solution architecture deliverables.
• Present and evaluate high level project architecture & artefacts at a technology governance forum to ensure architectural and strategic fit.
• Run design authority sessions, in collaboration with other solution architects, evaluating proposed designs against established standards and architecture framework.
• Identify opportunities for innovation & support the development of the Business Technology Strategy.
Ideal Profile:
Education : Undergraduate degree in the following disciplines Computing, Engineering or Mathematics
Previous Experience:
• A minimum of 6 years experience is required working in technology related environments as a Business Analyst, Technical Architect, Solution Architect, Functional Consultant, Developer or equivalent role
• Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex solutions (multi-platform, multi-technology, 3rd parties).
• Possess a strong background in different technologies focusing on business applications, and should know and understand a variety of different technologies, frameworks and coding languages. Ideally the candidate should have a technology related academic background.
• It is also crucial to have experience in the application of technology to business processes and to have a good understanding of Retail as an industry.
• Experience of Agile and Waterfall software development lifecycles.
• Previous experience software development / coding during their career.
• Demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience in at least one area of digital technology, such as digital content management, digital marketing, digital commerce or mobile applications.
• Experience implementing cloud solutions IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
• Experience working on integration technologies and a good understanding of API design patterns and frameworks, micro services, API gateways, API security etc.
Technical Skills:
• Possess a strong technical and functional experience in Retail and Enterprise applications, such as Oracle Retail, Oracle EBS, SAP Retail, warehouse management, order management etc .
• Working knowledge of at least one of the following database technologies: Oracle, MYSQL etc.
• Knows at least one of the following programming/scripting languages and technologies: C, C#, Java, PLSQL, Perl, Python, PHP, HTML, Java Script etc.
Linguistic Skills: English required
We can offer you:
• The opportunity to be the backbone of the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East and drive the Chalhoub Group to new heights
• The chance to live and work in a dynamic regional retail hub.
• Staff discounts at all participating Chalhoub partner brands.
• Onsite Canteen and Gym


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Chalhoub Group

Established in 1955, the Chalhoub Group has grown to become one of the leading partners for luxury across the Middle East. Based in Dubai, the company offers expert retail, distribution and marketing services for luxury brands. Over the years, the Group has made its mark as one of the major players in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors of the Middle East region. For its commitment towards promoting sustainable business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. It has also been accepted as a new member of the United Nations Global Compact Community.

The group is committed to building brands in the Middle East by providing excellent services to its partners and outstanding experience to its customers. The group’s passionate team of professionals assists in the same by blending their expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury.

The Chalhoub Group has a staff of more than 12000 people spread across over 650 retail stores situated in 14 countries. The rapidly growing group is constantly on a look out to expand its workforce by adding more highly skilled and dedicated professionals to its team. The company attributes its success to its employees and goes an extra mile in providing career development opportunities to those who are passionate about their work.
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