Solution Architect at Whitbread PLC, Dunstable, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Dunstable, UK
  • Oct 11, 2019
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Solution Architect - Contract

Location: Dunstable/Holborn

Duration: 6 months


We have an exciting opportunity for a Solution Architect to join us on a 6 month contract. We are currently going through a period of growth as we expand the Premier Inn brand to Germany and are looking to establish nearly 40 hotels in the next 2 years.

This position will be focused on a new programme of work looking at the future hotel and property management solutions across the Whitbread brand.

What you will be doing

  • Provide input into formation of IT and brand Strategies and technical innovations
  • Work with the wider Architecture team across multi domain projects and strategies
  • Support and manage third party suppliers throughout the project life cycle of requirements gathering, design, dev & test and deployment
  • Demonstrate a ̎guest obsessed̎ mind-set when evaluating solution options
  • Work with Whitbread's IT partners to define solutions and provide central governance across projects within the IS estate
  • Contribute to and maintain architectural documentation repository, ensure oversight of supplier documentation where required
  • Support wider IT functions with technical knowledge and experience where required

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of decomposing monolithic application platforms
  • Broad understanding of applications and technologies in Retail, Hospitality, Ecommerce or similar industry
  • Proven experience of working with IT suppliers in an outsourced environment
  • The ability to work across multiple projects in parallel and the ability to contribute to wider group strategies
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong knowledge of TOGAF or other Enterprise Architecture framework