Solution Architect

Location: 

Williams Landing, VIC, AU

Category:  Information Technology
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?

We are transforming Target with future-focused tech.

The future is personalised, simple and seamless! At Target, we’re aligning with a single purpose – to deliver an exceptional technology experience to every customer, and all our people. Our customers need us now more than ever, so we're seizing this moment. And we’re becoming the strategic partners our colleagues need us to be, bringing valuable insights to every conversation.

We are always listening to our customers.

We’re deepening our connection to our customers – their needs, expectations and dreams – to drive our decisions and set our priorities. We’re courageous in our thinking, exploring new possibilities, embracing a growth mindset, and we learn quickly from our setbacks. We’re global, diverse and passionate. And we’re making Target a place where technology improves experiences, every day.

We are all in it together.

You’ll be part of transforming one of Australia’s most iconic brands. A brand that genuinely cares about connecting and collaborating with talented team mates, and leaders who'll support you so that work, works for you.
 

What will you do?

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with Target Australia's Stores Technology team? Our team is at the heart of delighting our customers and enhancing their shopping experience; and are transforming our stores with the power offered by AWS Cloud Technologies.  Initially focussing on our Point-of-Sale Systems across both staff-assisted POS and self-checkouts, we’ve also got some exciting work coming up with the rollout of RFID technologies to our stores.  Our team is at the heart of driving a seamless transaction experience for our customers.

As a Solution Architect, you will be the guiding force behind Target’s uplift to Cloud Program.  Your expertise will be at the heart of our new platform's performance, scalability, and resilience.  You will become a Subject Matter Expert for the groups future state technical architecture and provide the technology roadmap for our Engineers.

 

You'll also be doing the following:

  • Engaging with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to understand diverse perspectives and collaboratively design AWS solutions that address the unique needs of the business, as well as identifying opportunities for modernization, allowing for the migration of legacy applications to AWS.
  • Leading the charge in technical innovation and excellence, guiding the team towards technical greatness and designing solutions that not only meet current business requirements but are forward-thinking and adaptable for future needs.
  • Playing a key role in the design of solutions, development and rollout of  our upcoming RFID technologies.
  • Working with various technology teams across the organization, fostering effective communication and collaboration to ensure alignment of AWS solutions with broader technological strategies.
  • Acting as a bridge between technical teams and business stakeholders, translating technical jargon into business-friendly language and demonstrating how AWS solutions contribute to overall business success.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Certification in AWS Architecture, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of AWS services and best practices in cloud solution design.
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing AWS solutions, particularly in the context of migrating legacy technologies to the cloud. Provide examples of successful outcomes and improvements in efficiency, scalability, and overall performance.
  • Deep knowledge of retail environments, including Point of Sale (POS) systems, and a clear understanding of the technological challenges and opportunities within the retail industry.
  • Proven ability to design robust and scalable solutions that go beyond immediate business needs, ensuring adaptability to future requirements and advancements in cloud technology. Showcase architectures that align with long-term business goals for sustainable growth and innovation.
  • Strong collaboration skills, demonstrating the ability to engage effectively with diverse technology teams across the organization. Provide examples of successful collaboration in integrating AWS solutions into existing technology ecosystems.
  • Proactive and innovative problem-solving skills, particularly in navigating challenges associated with legacy technology migration. Showcase instances where creative solutions were employed for a seamless transition to the cloud.
  • Excellent communication skills, both technical and non-technical, to articulate complex AWS architecture concepts clearly. Past experience in engaging with business stakeholders, translating technical requirements into business language, and building consensus on the strategic value of AWS solutions.

What will you get?

Target has some great benefits, including:

  • Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group.
  • Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Officeworks and Catch Membership.
  • A free One Pass membership offering free delivery across Kmart, Target & Catch on eligible product.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with free onsite parking and a café!
  • Novated leasing options.
  • Paid parental leave scheme.
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our Target Store Support Office (including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life) balance.
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself.
  • A Supported Learning and Career Development program.
  • Opportunity in Wesfarmers Share Plan access (where eligible) and to participate in a bonus program (where eligible).

 

We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.

 

As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.

 

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

 

“We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”.
If you would like to explore a career with Target and this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

 

We don’t just look for people based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.