Solution Architect

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Extenda Retail is a leading software provider to global retailers. We lead major retail chains through their digital business transformation by delivering innovative solutions and services that are empowering the retail technology revolution. We have an extensive customer base across the Nordics and throughout Europe with our solutions deployed in over 35 countries.

Extenda Retail is well positioned to win new business on a global scale. We are driven by our mission to simplify shopping and our commitment to ensuring that current and future customers thrive in the highly competitive and rapidly changing retail industry.

If you want to be part of the exciting future that lies before us, then we would love for you to join us!

In the role as Solution Architect you will work in close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to translate requirements into architectural design that constitutes the blueprint for the solution. As you will promote the use of standard products you’ll analyze the client’s retail processes and information flows where you consider the customer position while implementing solutions based on best practices. Your task is to document, anchor and safeguard the customer solution for functionality, usability, structure and anchoring the business processes in an IT solution. 

Your mission is to continuously evolve the customer's retail solution and document the proposed solution to a high standard using best practices and promote the use of standard products. To succeed you will design end to end processes and architecture based on process requirements, application and system landscape. Part of your mission is to drive excellence in the solution and communicate technical vision by building close, collaborative relationships internally as well as externally. 

Responsibilities of the role

  • Analysis of client Retail processes, information flows. functional and technical requirements and documenting the proposed solution to a high standard using best practices and promote use of standard products
  • Design end to end processes and architecture based on process requirements, application and system landscape
  • Analyze and define requirements for customer-specific development needs or integration requirements. Structure and define functional requirements in written form as well as models
  • Implementation of business processes including customizing and custom development
  • Review of business processes and corresponding mapping into IT architecture
  • Ensure that product solutions adhere to the market changes and advice on future roadmap.
  • Responsible for the overall customer solution architecture
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organization's professional needs are covered through functional descriptions
  • Lead and educate solutions/development teams on requirements
  • Coach development teams in development best practices, CI/CD pipelines and architecture
  • Ensure that codebase is compliant with existing and new requirements through code review processes
  • Lead and implement new optimized best practices in development, design and documentation

We think you are

A self-motivated solutions architect with a great understanding of the retail business.  We think that you are a skilled communicator who can tailor the message depending on the audience. You also have leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor senior engineers in functional excellence and solution design.

In the role as solutions architect you will work in close collaboration of both internal and external stakeholders whereas your ability to build trust is paramount to your success. You will also need a curious mindset that never stops learning and actively keeps up to date with market trends and changes. With your expertise in engineering you provide guidance to the wider business on technology with the aim to meet commercial requirements.

Skills and requirements

  • University degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in software development
  • Fluent in Swedish, both written and verbal
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Agile Development Methodologies 
  • Understanding of modern architectural design principles and patterns
  • Retail knowledge and/or interest
  • Business Acumen

    Technical skill set

    • Java
    • Maven
    • Git
    • OpenAPI
    • Relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL
    • Container based architecture
    • CI/CD Methodologies



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    Gamlestadsvägen 2-4
    41502 Göteborg Directions View page


    Gustav III:s Boulevard 50
    169 73 Solna Directions View page


    KNOWLEDGE: We know our products, our customers, our services and our market


    CURIOSITY: We want to innovate, know more and understand

    TRUST: We see people as able, having good intent and showing accountability

    COURAGE: We focus on long term results and quality

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