Solution Architect

 Coles Supermarkets  hawthorn east 

Requisition ID: 37902 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


Solution Architect - Supply Chain


The Coles Group is more than just a supermarket chain, it’s a large and iconic portfolio of trusted Australian brands – which means there are always exciting challenges waiting for you. When working with Coles you’ll be part of delivering our collective purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives.

Corporate Systems, Stores & Enterprise Architect Team is recruiting for a seasoned and experienced Solution Architect.


What you’ll be doing:

The Technology, Engineering and Data team is responsible for delivering a world class engineering and data capability for Coles Group. The team strive to deliver evolutionary architecture, technical innovation and data driven decisioning in service of Coles Group’s corporate strategy. They are a creative and forward-thinking group focused on building the next generation of Digital grocery retailer.

Our environment is a complex mix of various technologies and applications that service Coles across the store network and all operations. The Solution Architect will have stakeholder engagement across delivery teams, GM of/Head of Domains, Domain/Application Architects, Tech Leads and Delivery Managers. 

You will be expected to provide thought leadership from the business to technology and then architect complex solutions and engage a mix of applications delivery partners, SME’s, various delivery teams to delivery technology across depth as well as breadth.

A Solution Architect at Coles works across multiple platforms through both traditional and modern methodologies and engages via a non-hierarchical approach. You will help to consult and shape the solutions and technology architecture for our customers and team members.


Good things you’ll have:

  • Worked in a large distributed network with large number of team members
  • Worked in a large enterprise environment
  • Supply Chain experience highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Transport and logistics highly desirable.
  • Seasoned Solution Architect that can work with varied Technology teams to shape and design solutions.
  • Experience architecting and designing mission-critical, large-scale solutions demonstrating how you approached and solved business problems from engagement through to design.
  • Well versed in driving key decisions to an outcome.
  • Experience in designing Warehouse Management Systems will be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing solutions with a focus on documented outcomes
  • Someone who is self-sufficient once up to speed with the domain and system architecture
  • An experienced SA with a focus on inter-system boundaries
  • Extensive experience in an enterprise technology environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of:
    • Best-practice architecture frameworks
    • Project and program-level work products that focus on conceptual and logical architectures
    • Modern integration methods
  • Can communicate, influence, collaborate and lead teams and stakeholders to achieve outcomes
    • Solution Architect who will be working closely with the Application Architects and aid them where required
    • Regular touch point with Enterprise Architect to ensure solutions are inline with tech roadmaps
    • Actively working with Domain Application Architects and Tech Leads
    • Comfortable to drive discussions with various skill groups and stakeholders
  • Can demonstrate how you have contributed back to an architecture practice or the broader architecture community

Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.