Solution Architect

About Habitat

Since 1964, Habitat has been challenging the way people style and shop for their homes.

We’re an iconic homeware and furniture retailer that’s going through exciting times. Our priority is a growing online business that currently accounts for over 60% of the P&L plus two long-standing London flagship stores, a Leeds showroom and a network of smaller customer touch-points throughout the UK including Sainsbury’s and Argos.

For over 50 years Habitat has created good design that’s useful, distinctive and just a little witty. We recognise that today there are more brands than ever selling furniture, but we’re strong in our conviction that we’re true originals, because almost every piece in our collection is designed by us.


Supporting the Technical Architect in designing and documenting technical solutions to support the wider business development roadmap
Working with the Product Owners and Business Analysts – reviewing and feeding into business requirements
Understanding and help maintain the documentation of the full technology stack and integration at Habitat
Producing training materials with the support of third parties to upskill the business on use of our systems (in particular Microsoft Dynamics Ax)
Management of development activity on JIRA – translating technical queries for the Product Owner and business stakeholders

Required Skills/Experience:

Good understanding of IT systems, infrastructure, databases and software.
Experience in solutions architecture and systems design.
Exposure to software development projects and experience working within an Agile environment.
Experience working very closely with software development teams and Technical Architects to understand, refine and communicate business requirements and generate use cases and stories
Broad application of analysis techniques and tools including amongst others: UML; Gap Analysis and MosCow.
Ability to evaluate and transform requirements into fit for purpose solutions.
Ability to develop Test Cases and perform testing for key technical changes.
Ability to create SQL scripts to perform Data Analysis and build queries/reports.
Implementation/Working Experience with ERP applications – Microsoft Dynamics AX experience is preferred, with an interest to moving in Dynamics 365 in the future
Implementation/Working experience with website platforms – Magento experience is preferred.

Personal Attributes:

Strong communication skills, including prioritizing, problem solving and interpersonal relationship building
Logical approach – able to clearly document technical solutions, requirements and processes.
Attention to detail
Good time management
Forward planning and change management skills

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