What you'll do

For over three decades our purpose hasn’t changed: we are here to make a positive difference to the lives of all.  The exceptional products, services and value we offer — is what sets us apart. At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, smart and cared for. To support this promise we offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, quarterly bonus, medical and dental care.


Please note this role will be split between Home and athe Office 


The Systems Architect/Designer is a hybrid role which brings together Solution and Enterprise Architecture disciplines.
All aspects of a solution are the responsibility of the Systems designer. Solutions must be designed in a way in which they offer best value to Specsavers; so as well as being technically well designed, they need to be affordable and operable.

It will be key that not only do the solutions meet the enterprise architecture roadmap, have optimum reuse of standard components, and appropriately follow Specsavers’ standards, principles and policies; the role owner is also responsible for creating those enterprise assets.


The Systems Architect/designer supports Specsavers delivery functions, creating High Level Designs that are realised by Lines of Business and Strategic Programs. They work closely with Business Analysts, Product Vendors and Development Teams to translate business requirements into solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and in line with Specsavers architecture standards


Essential Skills

Essential Skills

  • Expert in presenting complex topics and designs, making the subject simple.
  • Able to work in tight timescales – not draining a subject and missing the time window.
  • Collaborative – An excellent team player, active in the team and building a better team.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, the role is broadly all about communication.
  • Being agile – move at pace, get a high-level solution out quickly for review never waiting for the perfect solution.
  • Able to think about solutions, but also about enterprise architecture. Roadmaps, Strategy, decommissioning in equal measure.
  • Proficient in the use of architecture frameworks
  • Familiar with Design patterns
  • Ability to balance idealised solutions with practical business demands.
  • Familiar with the IT project life cycle, project management, development & QA methodologies
  • Proficient in taking a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to all work undertaken

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