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Date: 30-Mar-2018

Location: Watford, Greater London, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as and in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!


Job Summary

The Solution Architect will provide leadership and direction on high-level comprehensive technical solution designs that address the needs of key stake holders from IT Development, Infrastructure and Operations areas on multiple development projects.


Key Responsibilities


  • Define the Application Portfolio and Roadmaps for Europe
  • Creates and revises Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models for solution designs throughout the project lifecycle
  • Provide technical direction for the design of systems solutions to effectively meet business needs
  • Monitor and govern implementation to ensure adherence to the solution design
  • Participate in Solution Architecture Reviews for a broad set of projects
  • Ensure compliance will all architecture directions and frameworks including technical, security and regulatory standards
  • Assist with formal exception and waiver requests when necessary
  • Support the definition and selection of enterprise technical standards including tools, technologies and processes
  • Lead, coordinate and facilitate multiple resources in the solution design process
  • Act as subject matter expert in the translation of system requirements into design documentation
  • Assist and advise engineering teams in the configuration, testing, implementation and support of technical architecture solutions
  • Special projects, as assigned

Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven experience within a technology and systems design roles
  • Proven experience in design and implementation of technology architecture
  • Prior experience as an Architect on multiple large scale projects
  • Strong understanding of network and data center architecture, as well as application development methodologies
  • Knowledge of current mainstream technologies and ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new evolving technologies
  • Technical expertise in alignment with application development, (NET vs. Java, Windows vs. Unix vs. Mainframe, SOA, etc.
  • Technical design experience that includes Performance, Security, Availability, as well as Operations, Monitoring and Support
  • Experience of Oracle E- Business Suite and Integration Services (i.e. MQ, Datastage, Datapower ..etc) preferred.
  • Experience with requirements analysis and strategic planning
  • Understanding of the enterprise’s political climate and how to respond to the cultural challenges
  • Strong consultative background, ability to work well with others and track record of being respected as a leader
  • Ability to alter direction easily to accommodate changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor degree required, Masters degree preferred


Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2018. 

What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now.

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