First listed on: 12 June 2024

Senior Technical Architect


  • Calling on all passionate technologies who are currently working as a Principal/Lead Engineer, and Senior Technical Architects 
  • Are you keen to join a customer-obsessed technology business at the heart of Australia’s largest retailer
  • Develop a strong understanding of managing an architecture runway in a highly agile digital technology landscape
  • Surry Hills (Sydney) based with flexible working arrangements

Welcome to WooliesX

As a business inside one of Australia's largest retailers, WooliesX aims to bring the best of Woolworths Group to our customers.

We're an innovation business that brings together the brightest minds in e-commerce, technology, media, and data to transform how people live and shop. With an industry-leading technology team backed by analytics, we're resourceful and willing to experiment. Our agile teams are empowered to innovate and deliver an excellent experience for our customers - whether they shop in-store or online.

The successful candidate will be

  • A passionate technologist who can look at the wider spectrum of the business problem and accountable and responsible for collaborating with the engineering teams for Design and Delivery
  • This is a technical role, and we expect the candidate to have a solid working knowledge of engineering, cloud platforms and large scale distributed microservices
  • Someone who can work in a highly flexible and ever evolving solution landscape. 
  • As you can imagine, Woolworths fulfilment is a critical component to the daily lives of all Australians. The fulfilment service is a market leader within Australia and New Zealand. We require a forward thinking person who understands and can leverage, and demonstrate bleeding edge technologies, patterns, and frameworks to deliver features and business value efficiently, and consistently across several squads of engineers.

What you'll do

This role offers a high level of influence across the entire group, as you will help provide the strategic architectural direction for WooliesX. You will have the freedom to make your ideas a reality, as you are encouraged to drive innovation, and provide thought and people leadership. You will be required to understand the organisational structure and organisational direction (end to end awareness). Supporting the Enablement Domain you will be influential in preserving the health and stability of our digital operating environment to protect Customer Trust

  • Provide technical and people leadership as a senior member of the Solution Architecture team. You will also build key Partner Relationships include your counterparts in other Domains
  • Help lead and define the WooliesX Architecture strategy and ways of working. Develop a fit-for-purpose governance framework for WooliesX, with relevant context to the broader Group architecture approach. 
  • Develop, model, and provide a strategic point-of-view on the target-state architecture including modelling and communicating transitionary states required to reach the target state.
  • Produce Solution Architectures that meet business requirements, are fit for purpose, align with the company's IT  strategic directions and offer value for money. 
  • Ensure that the designed business rules are consistent across the organisation, that interfaces and information flows are standardised and connectivity and interoperability are managed across the enterprise and outside it where necessary

What you'll bring

The Senior Solution Architect will need to be a technologist who is a hands-on, responsive problem solver. You will require the following experience & qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capability designing large scale E2E solutions and leading teams in an IT environment ideally within a consumer facing Digital environment
  • Extensive and demonstrated previous experience with solutions architecture, business, and systems requirements, and technical design and analysis in a complex and legacy technical environment.
  • Experience with the Microsoft tech stack - .Net, Node JS, Javascript etc
  • Solid experience in the facilitation of groups during planning and design activities, change management activities whilst demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate to the technical and non-technical staff at all levels of the organisation.
  • Superior analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills 

What you’ll Experience

We embrace diversity of thought and love to take on challenges with a pragmatic and innovative approach. Our culture thrives on mutual respect, care, curiosity, openness, and a proactive attitude. We continually seek ways to pair, collaborate, support, and learn from each other as a team! 

Endless possibilities with Woolworths Group

We’re a proud part of the Woolworths Group – 200,000+ bright minds, passionate hearts and unique perspectives working together connected by a shared Purpose – ‘to create better experiences together for a better tomorrow.’ 

Here you’ll be supported and empowered to explore new ideas, make brave commitments and innovate better ways to meet the food and everyday needs of more than 24 million customers every week. Backed by a culture of genuine care, a flexible approach to work and the support to grow your career and make a meaningful impact, the possibilities for what we can achieve together are endless.

Everyone belongs at Woolworths Group

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are key to realising our purpose of better together for a better tomorrow. We recognise the value our team’s diversity brings to our business, customers, and communities and that teams with diverse experiences and backgrounds enrich our group and are better able to innovate and solve problems. As one of the largest employers in Australia and New Zealand, we aim to create a truly inclusive workplace where everyone feels that they belong, can be their best selves, and reach their full potential.

We encourage all candidates to apply; please let us know in your application if we can support you with any adjustments in the hiring process.

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