Description and Requirements

The role will require active participation in leading, defining and crafting the newly formed Solution Architecture Practice within Dyson IT Application Services. How would you like to be responsible for the solution design for the implementation of Retail stores across the Dyson Retail Store estate? We need someone who wants to provide guidance to the IT Leadership team, senior partners and other colleagues to improve the value of IT architecture for Dyson.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

Dyson’s Global IT applications service has end-to-end accountability for the design, delivery and support of all business applications enabling Dysons global commercial, operational and enterprise business process. Forming a large proportion of the IT Function, the team are arranged into investment areas including Owner Experience & Retail, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance & compliance and People and collaboration.

Accountabilities:

  • You will support the design and build of physical retail stores through meaningful teamwork, asset, real estate and CAD design solutions.
  • Support the promotional events and marketing activities used to promote awareness and increase sales of Dyson products globally such as Pop Ups, Kiosks, Mall Demo Zones and supporting applications.
  • Support the Direct selling through Retail stores including Supply Chain, Merchandising, Corporate and Customer Management, whilst working with Owner Experience channels to provide a unified customer experience.
  • You will partner with the business to elicit plans that drive overall solution architecture and strategy for the Retail solutions application landscape.
  • You will identify and address business and technical challenge to fill gaps between business strategy and application capabilities
  • You will work with third parties to understand future trends, innovation and chances to define road maps
  • Produce detailed design specifications, maintain application portfolios, develop strategies and support business reviews
  • Develop and maintain architecture models, technology strategies and solution roadmaps that articulate and guide application strategy.
  • Act as the design authority point of contact for working projects within your solution landscape

Skills:

  • A consistent record of solution architecture is needed
  • Experience of the full software delivery lifecycle and complex heterogeneous systems environments.
  • Able to act as a liaison between technical, functional and support functions both on and offshore
  • Ability to identify technology, functionality and methods that could be of significant benefit to Dyson and drive those through into successful implementation.
  • Assertiveness and ability to challenge.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines