Stott and May
Our client is a global technology services and consulting company based in London.
At the forefront of Digital Transformation, they enable their customers to break down traditional barriers to, engage with and bring new initiatives to market at speed.
Consistently voted as one of the best places to work they operate in 20 countries with over 20,000 employee’s and more than 300 enterprise level customers.
Key to this success is their expertise in Salesforce Commerce and we are currently looking for an exceptional Technical Architect for our Commerce Practice – an individual with a passion for and experience with eCommerce; specifically, the powerful Salesforce B2C and B2B Commerce Platforms and related technologies.
You will be involved in requirements gathering and other functional activities, acting as a bridge between the business teams and the technical delivery teams in their mission to drive competitive advantage for the customer.
LMA: Lead, Manage, and hold Accountable direct reports and project team members
Drive requirements gathering sessions with the client’s technical team and discuss functional requirements with the internal and client teams
Evaluate multiple feasible options for a solution and present to the client, guiding them toward the most optimal solution
Ability to architect and successfully deliver B2C Commerce Storefront solutions from simple MVP approach to complex, multi-geo, multi-integration, enterprise-level implementations
Lead internal and client teams on Salesforce Commerce Cloud best practices
Oversee on- and off-shore developers on client projects and COE projects
Demonstrate thought leadership for POCs, Accelerators, new technology & solutions to drive our Go-to-Market and Offerings
Provide support for and participate in Presales activities including RFP responses, presentations, architectural recommendations and reviews
Provide leadership and oversight for cross-skilling of Minds to B2B Commerce, ongoing development on the platform as needed
Responsible for the overall technical architecture and corresponding deliverables through a project’s life cycle
Document and present technical requirements through various communication channels, including client interface
Provide thought leadership in technical areas of expertise to promote best of breed culture in Technical Services
Provide consultative services to all levels of business and technical people at leading enterprise customers to enable them to make confident decisions for their company
Guide the development team in the appropriate use of technology, best practices on the platform
Break agile stories into realistically achievable tasks and delegate work to the development team, as appropriate to their respective skills
Write clear, concise Acceptance Criteria and task-level details for onshore and offshore developers and follow-up on their progress
Work with clients to understand their requirements and design flexible, scalable solutions that serve their short- and long-term needs and utilize Salesforce best practices
Ability to generate and maintain technical documentation that covers functional use cases and the technical implementation to support the use cases
Execute regular code reviews and mentor development team on development best practices
Define unit testing standards and leverage existing Salesforce Apex unit testing standards
Conduct business and technical correspondence that is professional, thoughtful, effective, and concise
Ability to “think on your feet” and learn new things quickly
Appetite for ongoing knowledge in the Salesforce space and other relevant technologies
Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Manufacturing & Retail Industries preferred
Flexibility to travel to client locations when needed
Experienced with web technologies, J2EE, Java, application Servers, portal Servers, Middleware, E-commerce, enterprise application integration, databases, security, performance & scalability
Good experience with Salesforce B2C Commerce (Commerce Cloud/Demandware) required.
Experience with B2B Commerce (CloudCraze) preferred
Experience with or other E-commerce platforms (Magento, Shopify, Hybris) is a plus
BS or BA (In Computer Science or related field preferred
Solid experience in professional services/consulting preferred
Prior experience leading and working with geographically dispersed development teams
Demonstrate proficiency in two or more Object Oriented programming language (Apex, Java, .Net), patterns, database design
Strong understanding of architectural design patterns, SOA, SOC, etc.
Understanding of Web 2.0, cloud architecture, Client Server architecture
Understanding of data migration considerations, design trade-offs & common ETL tools
Understanding of mobile solutions and architecture
Strong understanding of and experience working in Agile/Scrum teams including use of JIRA
Experience in object-oriented design patterns and Datamodelling
Strong understanding of on-premise and cloud architectural design patterns
Foundational understanding of mobile application development and design principles