Enterprise Architect - Lead

Job description

We think differently. We make the unbelievable happen. We are changing the future of how people buy cars. Technology is key to the future of the business and as we grow and look to scale in the Automotive industry, and build out our tech capability within the UK, the Lead Enterprise Architect will work with project teams who are building cutting edge software solutions for the Automotive industry.

About the Tech

Our technologies include but not limited to SaaS and micro-services based software architectures, Azure, Docker, VueJS, React, PHP, Symfony, Composer, MySQL, Linux Bash Scripting, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm Charts, Git, VSTS Pipelines, Terraform, Atlassian Tools – Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, ElasticSearch, Kibanna, RabbitMQ and more.

About the Role

As Lead Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for and have ownership of technical strategy and component architecture of the Summit Automotive platform.  Typically, you will work alongside Product Management, Product Design, Development, QA and DevOps to deliver architectural input to product roadmaps and blueprints, using capability modelling and maturity assessments.

You should be confident with internal stakeholders and clients to lead a discussion on the direction of the architectural blueprint of the Automotive platform, creating solution models aligned to business objectives and goals.  In addition to planning and validating solutions, you will design and manage propositions and services based on technology stacks (legacy and next-generation systems).

Through the leadership of Technical Leads and Solutions Architects directly under your remit, you will operate across organisational and solution "silos" to drive common approaches and expose information assets and processes across the enterprise. The goal is to evolve the platform architecture that supports the most efficient and secure IT environment.  

Reporting to the Head of Software Engineering, this new and permanent opportunity is for a Lead Enterprise Architect who has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and bring a high level of strategy and governance into a start-up environment. The Automotive teams are based from central London (Soho) and Warwick, with third-party teams in Romania and Prague. We are looking for someone to be based out of our Warwick offices for the majority, with travel to our other sites as and when required.  


About You

Extensive experience and knowledge in an architectural leadership capacity in a medium to large-scale SaaS, web and e-commerce environment. You will be accustomed to leading a cross-programme architectural strategy to identify opportunities and resolve problems.  The ideal candidate will:

  • Understand Saas and PaaS technology and vendor strategies.
  • Have significant experience in SaaS based architecture frameworks eg: TOGAF
  • Have architecture modelling experience
  • Be experienced with eCommerce technology such as Magento, OpenCart and Hybris
  • Be experienced with application and infrastructure – SaaS, RESTful web services, API, virtualisation, Azure/AWS
  • Be experienced with SQL and noSQL database technologies
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills, having acted as an advisor to senior management on business and information integration strategies
  • Leadership experience, with the ability to inspire, coach and develop a small team.
  •  Have in-depth and extensive experience of Agile processes and software development methodologies.

About the Benefits

A competitive base salary is on offer (to circa £90k depending on skills and experience) plus opportunities for progression, within an exciting start-up environment that can already count numerous multi-national Automotive manufacturers as clients, with the added backing of our parent company TCC Global, a hugely successful and internationally recognised leader in loyalty marketing. 

Benefits including Life Assurance, Health Care Cash Plan, Auto-enrolment Pension, Profit Share, Experience for Life, Career Break Scheme, plus 25 day's holiday rising with service and your birthday off every year. Successful candidates must have and be able to evidence their right to work in the UK.  If you’re interested in finding out more and becoming a Changemaker we look forward to hearing from you.  No speculative agency CVs please.


About Us

Summit are changemakers in Automotive ecommerce. We are deeply involved in the transformation that ecommerce is creating in automotive, bringing our 18 years of expertise in retail to an exciting market. Manufacturers and Dealers trust us to help them on their automotive journey. We empower our clients to be best in class ecommerce and digital revolutionaries, making it more likely that people will buy from them, than anyone else.