Java eCommerce (API Headless Commerce) Solutions Architect, Reading/Home base 

  • Permanent
  • Reading, UK
  • eCommerce
  • to 100K

Java eCommerce API Solutions Architect (20% travel & work from home option), Partner Solutions and Enablement (Professional Services) – Reading office, flexible working, home based options, however excellent work life balance.

As a Solutions Architect, you will bring your extensive experience designing and deploying software solutions for enterprise customers to our E-commerce projects. In this role you will work directly with customers, system integrators and our own professional services teams to identify solution requirements, turn those requirements into a detailed, implementable architecture and work with developers to deliver the solution. Your excellent Java development skills will be needed to properly understand the E-commerce platform and you will get your hands dirty with the code base as part of your training and on an ongoing basis.

Market leading E-commerce products provider, the world’s most sophisticated API-based enterprise commerce platform. The company’s flagship product has helped the world’s biggest brands generate $45 billion in over 170 countries. Customers from industries as diverse as travel, telecoms, publishing, software and retail enjoy the benefits of a flexible, open architecture that drives brand-defining customer experiences.

20 years old as an organisation and proud to have some very prominent enterprise customers and partners. We have a very lean and flat organization that enables people to do their jobs with full autonomy and the support of a small and approachable executive team.

With flexible working, home and office based working patterns, open office concept encourages conversation & collaboration. Offering a flexible work environment that fits with your lifestyle

 What impact will you have?

  • Lead high-level requirements-gathering with customers to help identify and prioritize solution requirements
  • Provide guidance on design alternatives and their implications (function, cost, complexity etc.) to select the most appropriate design
  • Convert the high-level requirements into a complete solutions architecture that the development team can implement. The architecture will specify necessary extensions to existing software products components and/or APIs, integrations with external systems, deployment topology, and so forth
  • Communicate the architecture to project stakeholders
  • Transition the project to the development team, explain the design and remain available to address questions or problems that arise during implementation
  • Participate in constructing architecturally significant aspects of the solution when required
  • Assist with pre- and post-sales guidance, time and budget estimates, and the design and coding of proof-of-concept solutions
  • Be an architectural and design resource for professional service projects, clients and partners
  • Be a strong advocate for the client’s technical needs
  • Improve efficiency and reduce cost of client projects through identification and harvesting of reusable components



  • 10+ years relevant experience which includes 5+ years’ experience as an architect designing complex solutions for mid-size and enterprise companies
  • Experience working directly with customers and partners in service/consulting engagements at all levels
  • Significant development and delivery experience with large-scale Java and cloud based solutions, SaaS, PaaS, distributed microservices architectures .
  • Solid knowledge of advanced software engineering techniques, specifically with Java background (Java8, Java Spring Boot) & Node.js.
  • Linux operating systems knowledge
  • Familiarity with UI/UX, CSS, HTML, JS, React, node and other web technologies.
  • Java and Spring Framework in an Agile environment
  • Microservices, SOA architectures
  • Drive best practices adoption
  • Mentor and coach to ensure growth of teams
  • Cloud (AWS, Google or similar)
  • Solid understanding of APIs, Microservices architecture and platforms
  • Good knowledge of application security and performance
  • Can drive quality and innovation with team, build things that can scale
  • Can articulate and document complex things in a simple, structured and concise way for senior stakeholders
  • Agile Delivery experience, DevOps, Automation, CI/CD, containerisation, Kubernetes, Docker etc
  • Experience of working in an Agile teams agile tools including JIRA and Confluence
  • Dependency injection and inversion of control is second nature
  • Ability to manage source code changes in Git, and build source code with Apache Maven
  • Experience building and consuming RESTful APIs & services and an understanding of HATEOAS
  • Strong Object Oriented design skills and solid knowledge of software design patterns
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Integration
  • TDD/TDD) experience
  • Experience with other E-Commerce applications or products
  • Confidence to lead through change in a fast paced and occasionally ambiguous environment
  • Ability to travel to client sites as required (approx. 20%)

We’ll reward your effort and remarkable contribution with:

  • Excellent salary, strong bonus scheme, £1,500 per person annual training allowance
  • Gym allowance, medical insurance, life assurance, dental and pension plan
  • Our recognition bonuses from the Executive Team and our peer to peer monthly awards
  • Training allowances and a philosophy to promote from within the company
  • Corporate fun days to celebrate our successes and volunteer days so you can give back to the community

This advert was posted by Staffworx Limited – a UK based recruitment consultancy supporting the global E-commerce, software & consulting sectors.

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