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Application Architect - eCommerce - Permanent - London

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    IT Architecture & Strategy, Software Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job functions:

    Technical Architect, Digital Architect, Solution Architect

  • Salary:

    £100000 - £110000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Xavier Labat

  • Contact email:

    xavier.labat@lafosse.com

  • Job ref:

    83725_1664359388

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-11-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Application Architect - eCommerce - Permanent - £100/110k per year - London

(Application Architect, React, Node, Next.js, GCP, ecommerce, retail, online, microservices)

My client is looking for an Application Architect specialising in front-end applications, to help define and drive forward the technology strategy that underpins all software built internally alongside customer and internal facing applications.


The Architect team works closely with Platforms Reliability and Engineering teams to ensure their application delivery platform supports the scale, security and resilience required while being agile enough to allow continuous releases of new functionality.



Application Architect responsibilities include

  • Contribute to the technology strategy , with a focus on front-end evolution , agreeing key milestones and ensuring any plan provides room for early experimentation of new approaches.

  • Collaborate with our front-end engineers to understand current issues, being hands on to tackle our hardest technology problems , and to contribute to common libraries and reusable component initiatives.

  • Work with Product Engineering teams to understand their roadmaps and share design ideas.

  • Encourage teams to work independently while providing enough guidance to ensure good technical decisions are made and architectural consistency is maintained .

  • Work with UX designers to facilitate fast prototyping and feedback mechanisms.

  • Provide mentoring support to the front-end engineering community, using your experience and knowledge to help shape best practice and promote new ideas.

  • Keep track of production traffic volumes and trends using industry standard analysis and SEO tools

The client is looking for someone who:

  • Translates business goals into technology solutions, identifying opportunities and anticipating future need.

  • Understands key front-end application design patterns and when to use them.

  • Can take that knowledge into an architect role, while still wanting to be involved in hands-on development.

  • Has commercial experience designing websites that operate at scale, across highly distributed architectures.

  • Can share architectural ideas confidently and clearly to a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Encourages contributions from everyone and actively seeks to be inclusive in design decisions.

  • Has a genuine passion for delivering high quality, highly performant code.

We are specifically looking for the following technology background:

  • Excellent knowledge of React and related technologies, including context, hooks and Redux.

  • Proficient with NodeJS and Next.js.

  • Understanding of other JavaScript frameworks, including experience in evaluating different technologies.

  • Understanding of micro-frontends, web components, or similar architectural patterns for component sharing.

  • Experience with REST and/or GraphQL API design.

  • Experience with front-end testing tools, and promoting TDD best-practices

  • Knowledge of SEO, Google analytics and GTM, or similar technologies

  • Knowledge of Docker and/or cloud platform.

This is a critical role for the client as it is replacing an Architect, so looking to move quickly. If you're interested, please get in touch: xavier.labat@lafosse.com

(Application Architect, React, Node, Next.js, GCP, ecommerce, retail, online, microservices)

Application Architect - eCommerce - Permanent - £100/110k per year - London