Solutions Architect (1580) – Oxford, Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect (1580)


Oxford, Oxfordshire



Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.



Do you have the ability to translate business requirements and processes into modern functional designs?



Do you have experience of being a senior part of a team supporting enterprise systems, clear and concise communication with both technical and non-technical customers?



Do you have experience developing within an enterprise environment?



If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.



We are looking for a Solutions Architect at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation 




What you'll be doing:


To work with project managers, business customers and within the Retail Delivery team to lead in the delivery of highly complex and bespoke enterprise cloud solutions within the Retail sector. As a technical leader within the team, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of both online, integration, and hardware solutions, with significant focus given to high capacity, high availability, and secure design patterns using modern digital architecture. You will work both within your team and alongside the wider Oxfam Design, Infrastructure, and Retail teams to balance functional and non-functional deliveries alongside wider enterprise architecture and strategic aims.



Please note: total package in excess of £60k for a candidate with outstanding knowledge and experience.



You'll have:


We're looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

An ideal candidate for the role will also have/ be:

Proven ability to translate business requirements and processes into modern functional designs

Experience of being a senior part of a team supporting enterprise systems, clear and concise communication with both technical and non-technical customers.

Experience developing within an enterprise environment.

Demonstrable knowledge of design patterns and their practical relevance.

Excellent demand management, planning and prioritisation skills, maintaining focus on agreed objectives and deliverables whatever the circumstances.

Experience working in/promoting an Agile 

Experience creating and updating technical documentation.

Experience in resource capacity planning; people and technology.





We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as fully or partially home-based.




Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.



How to apply 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.



About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 



A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.

We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.

We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.



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