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Lead Solution Architect

City:  Copenhagen V
Country/Region:  DK
Application Deadline:  30/07/2020

Lead Solution Architect, Pandora Digital & Technology  


Are you passionate about the transformative impact of marketing technologies in retail companies? Do you want to be a part of a high-performing team and deliver an ambitious roadmap of end-to-end Personalization use cases at the world's largest jewellery brand? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.  


Pandora is embarking on an ambitious journey to deliver on our Digital Strategy to drive growth while equally employing the happiest, most empowered, and technology-enabled colleagues. We embrace scaled Agile methodologies around product teams with a clear focus on outcomes.  



About the Team:  

During the next year, we will continue to establish a world-class digital team of thinkers, makers, and doers to ensure digital and technology is at the heart of our business. And we want you to bring your expertise, knowledge, ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience to make a significant impact, and help build and shape this with us from an early stage. ​  


As part of expanding the Pandora Digital and Technology organization in Copenhagen, we are looking for Lead Solution Architect within our Personalisation Team, where you will become an integral part of a dynamic, high-performing, cross-functional Personalisation program team, delivering on Pandora’s personalisation ambition, which is one of the most important strategic pillar in our Digital Strategy.    


As a Lead Solution Architect, you will be responsible for designing and evolving the domain architecture for Personalization, cross delivering with Digital&Tech. You will work closely with our Product Management, Engineer lead and functional stakeholders to ensure that technology implications are pro-actively addressed during the design of our business processes and operating model.   


Beyond technical design responsibilities, we see solution architecture as a domain of thought leadership that combines technical understanding with end-to-end business process knowledge to inform and challenge other domains.   


Your Role as a Lead Solution Architect: 


  • Make the overall personalization main use cases roadmap and Enterprise Architecture vision come alive by recommending, implementing, and refining solutions.  

  • You will work in an agile setting, assuming the responsibility for the solution design, ensuring it fits the overall target operating model and that dependencies to rest of the solution landscape is managed 

  • Driving the technical deliveries based on the defined business capabilities.  

  • Facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business architecture and outcomes.  

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities, and determine corresponding system designs and configurations to drive targeted business outcomes in Personalization use cases  

  • Proactively engage with functional and technical stakeholders to feed critical design as well as configuration options into functional business decisions  

  • Review and suggest proposed solutions during the early stages of the process and collaboratively provide pre-analysis of trade-offs to decision-makers.  

  • Design technical configuration of solutions and integration with other components in the landscape based on industry best-practice, Enterprise Architecture principles, and technical design standards  

  • Work with IT operations and leadership team to facilitate the seamless flow of implemented solutions from configuration and testing into operations.  

  • Establish critical NFRs at the solution level to enable and drive functional requirements to meet business capabilities.  

  • Build artifacts and own solution as well as integration architecture  

  • Support the architecture runway within the portfolio management  

  • Enable best-in-class practices, standards, and methodologies within the Pandora engineering standards team.  

  • Execution of the long-term big picture strategy and tactical planning  

  • Quality and reliability of delivered Products  


What is needed to succeed:  

  • 3+ years of lead architecture in enterprise application implementations  

  • Strong knowledge in integration architecture  

  • Strong knowledge in end to end, data lifecycle  

  • Strong knowledge on Event-Driven Architecture preferable (Kafka)  

  • Strong knowledge of Cloud (Azure, AWS) Certificate in architecture would be good.  

  • Agile experience, i.e. have a good understanding and practical experience with Agile delivery and Lean methodologies (SAFe, Spotify, SCRUM, Kanban)  

  • Highly motivated and self-starter approach to job.  

  • Strong knowledge data mesh  

  • Strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills; able to understand and balance perspectives and find common ground between parties across divides.  

  • Adaptable and change-resilient, working well in a dynamic, fast-paced global environment, accepting new ideas and initiatives, and making positive use of opportunities presented. Consistently demonstrates the ability to adapt interpersonal style to suit different people and situations, showing respect and sensitivity towards individual and cultural differences.  

  • Customer-focused attitude, setting high standards for work quality and quantity as measured by value delivered (and promised) to customers.  

  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, prioritize and organize time, project schedules and multiple project activities  

  • Strong knowledge on ecommerce preferable (Salesforce)  


Icing on the cake   


You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit.  


About Pandora 

Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through more than 7,500 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores. 

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs more than 26,000 people worldwide of whom more than 11,500 are located in Thailand, where the Company manufactures its jewellery. PANDORA is publicly listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2018, Pandora’s total revenue was DKK 22.8 billion (approximately EUR 3.1 billion).