Solutions Architect

job info

  • Location: England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Logistics, Procurement, Distribution and Supply Chain
  • Salary: GBP£70k - 75k per year + 15% bonus / great benefits / Year
  • Published: July 6, 2024

JOb Title: Solutions Architect

Location: Full-remote with occasional travel to Midlands and/or London offices (once per month usually)

Salary: To £75,000 per annum + 15% bonus, Private Medical, Life Assurance, Contributory pension (up to 10.5%), 26 days holiday (plus bank hols, 2 volunteer days, +/- 5 days buy/sell)


The Bridge Technology Partners are working exclusively on behalf of our global FTSE100 client to help them source an experienced Supply-Chain focused Solutions Architect. 

Our client has growing operations in 32 countries, more than 500,000 products available across omnichannel to over one million customers who, together, receive over 50,000 deliveries a day worldwide. Our client is excited by what the future brings, underpinned by digital, technology, data, and culture of people who are continually transforming the business. 

As aSolution Architect, your accountabilities would be:

  • Develop the architecture & overall design for major/strategic projects in line with Enterprise Architecture and providing the guidance so engineering teams can deliver.
  • Support, and actively participate in, robust governance processes relating to target and transition conceptual, logical and physical architectures for application/technology solutions.
  • Facilitate the process of making Key Design decisions, ensuring that all key stakeholders can contribute to the process.  
  • Communicate the reasoning and implications of key architectural decisions to senior management stakeholders.
  • Contribute to cross functional Design Working Groups to discuss, agree and communicate key design elements.
  • Ensuring that the programmes, projects and initiatives are aware of, and comply with, the documented Architectural governance processes.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for less experienced members of the Solution Architecture team.


Your skills and experience include some of the following:

  • Supply chain/Transport/Logistics solutions (e.g. systems for: inventory planning, order management, warehouse management, warehouse automation (conveyors/autopack etc), carrier service management)
  • Global Trade and Compliance solutions (e.g. global trade solutions and regulatory tools)
  • Supply & Demand Planning solution (e.g. S&OP processes/technology)
  • Security and robustness (e.g. identity and access control, scalability, usability, maintainability, monitoring, alerting, etc) 
  • Platforms (e.g. frameworks, ERPs, Search, PaaS, serverless)
  • Architectural design (e.g. methodologies, diagrams, analysis, specifications)
  • Integrated systems (e.g. between bespoke, open source, commercial off the shelf and SaaS)
  • Deployment environments (e.g. virtualisation, containers and automation of these)
  • Scalable architectural patterns (e.g. SOA, micro-services, API management, event driven)
  • Web and mobile solutions (e.g. internet, http, CDN’s, browser and native)

Our client currently uses a mixture of tech such as –

  • Cloud: predominantly AWS but Azure and others too
  • Warehouse Management: SAP WM, SAP EWM, Manhattan, Dematic DAI Matflow, Sicalis. CCS/WCS, Automated Warehouse Technology
  • Inventory Management/Planning: Blue Yonder, SAP BW, Coupa
  • Carrier Service Management: Metapack
  • Global Trade/Compliance: E2Open – Amber Road/TA22, GTS, Atlas and more
  • Data: the Cloudera and Snowflake ecosystems, plus several integrated tools
  • Marketing: Adobe, Google plus a slew of ad tech
  • ML and AI: using all the above
  • Containers: from docker, hashicorp and the cloud native foundation
  • Custom development: Java, node.js, graphql, react and much more.
  • DevOps:

The Bridge Technology Partners are specialists in Architecture focused recruitment and partner with clients across th UK and Europe to help them build high-performing Architecture teams. If the above position sounds like you OR you are generally looking for your next move within the Architecture field, please get in touch and hit the apply button – we’d love to hear from you! 


Note to applicants: Due to the high level of interest in these sorts of positions, we will endevour to contact everyone about their application, should it be successful or not.

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