Junior / Graduate Domain Architect


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

09/07/2019 11:00

About the Role

Matalan is a values driven, family orientated business and we are currently undergoing a huge level of IT transformation in order to delivery our IT & Business strategies and to stay ahead in the retail sector. 

IT architecture is critical to delivering these changes and in supporting Matalan to continue to thrive and as a result we are currently looking for a Junior  / Graduate Domain Architect to join the team here at Matalan Head Office.  As the Junior Domain Architect you will work across all functions in the retail business to support architectural strategy, technical change and project delivery.

This is an excellent opportunity to either enter into or develop your skills in IT Architecture.

  • Assist with the development of architecture, IT strategic roadmaps and plans
  • Support the Senior Architects across multiple domains, their IT architecture and landscape.  Taking responsibility for sub categories as agreed within those domains
  • Help to align business and IT strategies; delivering business requirements whilst maintaining the integrity of the IT estate and strategic vision
  • Help to identify and assess new technologies, solutions & innovation.
  • Accountable for the production of High Level Designs
  • Present high level designs to relevant architecture and business governance forums
  • Help to govern the low level solution architecture produced post high level approval as part of the architecture governance forums
  • Promote good practice and encourage collaboration and alignment across business areas
  • The role is strategic and mainly high level with a large governance focus, with detailed design being done by solution architects. 
  • Proving value for money and showing pay-back within the business are key to working at Matalan and supporting production of business cases is part of the role as is helping prepare the budgets for architecture projects for the next financial year.
  • Technical and hands on activities as required to support the needs of the small in house IT team

About You

  • Relevant degree or experience within an IT function would be beneficial
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels of business and influence within the IT team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent MS Office (including Visio) skills
  • Collaborative; ability to develop strong relationships within company departments to show great teamwork.
  • Confident, sociable and able to interact directly and autonomously with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Personal Effectiveness and strives to develop self
  • Experience in the following is not essential but would help – Retail, Architecture frameworks, High Level Designs, Data analysis and Cloud hosting services

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer.  This is Retail Made Real. 

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.