Principal Solution Architect - eCommerce
Ready to join one of the most successful fashion brands on the high street? Do you have a passion for fashion? Driven to achieve? United to win? If your answers are yes, we think you’ll love it here on the Island…
From our first shop in the remains of a North London bombsite in the 1940s, to now over 250 stores across the UK, Ireland and internationally. We are known for our stylish, affordable fashion and we like to shout-it loud.
Our Island community is everything and we are stronger together. Every Islander counts in making fashion a force for good and we value individuality and difference. Exceptional people have made River Island a success for over 70 years. Together we will continue to do so in the years ahead.
We are one team. We are the difference. We are River Island.
River Island is looking to grow an IT architecture team divorced from the typical stereotypes all too often seen in large enterprises. Onerous governance processes and approval boards will not be found here.
Instead, this is a team that prioritises automation over documentation, values transparency and brevity over bureaucracy and takes and active responsibility in actually delivering working solutions to production.
River Island aims to put ultra-modern IT architecture at the heart of what we do. We are not trying to simply match our competitors in this space and as such, the architecture team is constantly on the lookout for new tools and techniques for tackling new and existing business challenges.
We are looking for motivated members who bring experience, new ideas and most importantly positive energy to designing and delivering systems for a fast-paced retailer working in a dynamic industry. No two days present the same challenges and so a successful candidate will be ready to apply themselves to new domains and technologies at any time.
At River Island, we believe that each member of our architecture team should be able to lead a solution design and drive its implementation, but also be able to contribute to the wider enterprise strategy that we build and evolve as a community. Who better to ensure that the enterprise vision is delivered than the architects on the ground delivering solutions?
The base location for this role is at our Head Office in West London however this role allows for remote working from home. Hanger Lane is the nearest tube station on the central line, alternatively we have a free on-site car park should driving be an option.
And wait, did we mention the perks?