Solutions Architect - Global FMCG brand

IT & Technology
  • Design implementation of end-to-end integrated systems;
  • Apply in-depth technical know-how to develop and maintain and planned state architectural blueprints;
  • Work with the engineering product teams to ensure that the blueprint is executed as planned;
  • Communicate architectural decisions to stakeholders and key partners;
  • Provide guidance and technical leadership on software architecture and design to software development teams;
  • Develop architecture that is inherently secure, robust, scalable, modular, API-centric and global;
  • Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions;
  • Support the rationalization and optimization of the technology portfolio and investments;
  • Support the executives and key stakeholders in the identification of priorities, cost effectiveness and technically sound approaches;
  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based, data-driven decision making;
  • Initiate the use of industry standard processes and frameworks, and promote the adherence to internal control practices.


  • Advanced knowledge of technology architecture in e-commerce, with proven design skills;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to distill complicated topics for a broader, non-technical audiences;
  • Proven experience working in cloud first (native) environments;
  • Experience with .NET Core, C# and Kubernetes;
  • Experience with microservice architectures, preferable Orleans;
  • Excellent understanding of asynchronous programming;
  • Strong understanding of security best practices and data protection;
  • Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies;
  • Experience with Azure cloud platform;
  • Knowledge of CI/CD best practices;
  • Excellent computer science foundations (data structures, algorithms, software design);
  • Proven hands on experience with distributed, message driven systems;
  • Experience with architecting solutions for highly scalable, highly available systems is required;
  • Proven track record working in a cross-functional, agile team;
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial mindset.

Salary Benefits:

Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

About the company:

Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc, is a leader in vaping technology and owns e-vapour brand blu. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and with its research & development centre in Liverpool, UK, Fontem Ventures develops and commercialises vaping products under the blu brand. The rapid growth of vaping is a consumer-driven revolution, based on a whole range of different motivations, which is fundamentally changing social habits and lifestyles. . Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.