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Technical Architect

London, United Kingdom

Technical Architect

London, United Kingdom

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Permanent contract

About SQLI

SQLI UK & ME is a leading digital services company that specializes in helping businesses thrive in the digital age. We provide innovative solutions in e-commerce, digital marketing, and technology consulting to a wide range of clients across the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Our commitment to delivering exceptional digital experiences, combined with our global expertise, sets us apart in the industry.

The Job

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Technical Architect with a primary focus on Adobe Commerce and related Commerce systems/platforms/3rd Parties. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in both low-level and high-level technical architecture for Commerce systems, providing technical guidance, driving innovation, and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions. This role is critical to the successful delivery of our commerce solutions, ensuring technical excellence and adherence to best practices. Leadership in collaborating, documenting & communicating “what good looks like” in our project, product, functional approach so we drive efficiency, consistency & quality across our works.


  • Technical Leadership: Technical leadership of the development team in the design, development, and deployment of Adobe Commerce solutions.
  • Architecture Design: Define and document high-level and low-level technical architecture for Adobe Commerce projects, ensuring scalability, performance, and security.
  • Solution Implementation: Oversee the implementation of technical solutions, ensuring alignment with architectural standards and project requirements. Contributing to pitches, new business and help steer the growth of accounts from a technical perspective.
  • Technical Guidance: Offer expertise and guidance on all technical matters, including , coding best practices, and technology selection, to ensure optimal solutions are implemented. Proven track record in architecting, documenting and ability to delegate delivery of appropriate solutions to complex challenges.
  • Code Reviews: Conduct code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to best practices, alignment with architectural guidelines and enforce best practices for code quality, testing, and documentation.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Performance Optimization: Establishing a set of KPIs relating to site performance as a key success factor for customer projects and measurement of team performance and optimizing both front-end and back-end performance
  • Technical Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation, including architecture diagrams, technical specifications, and design patterns.
  • Innovation and Best Practices: Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices in e-commerce and Adobe Commerce, advocating for their adoption where appropriate.
  • Technical Problem Solving: Lead troubleshooting efforts and resolve complex technical issues that may arise during development or deployment. Provide guidance and support to the team in overcoming technical challenges.
    • Can be hands-on with development when needed to assist with complex bug fixing or new solutions
    • Understands and can explain version control and the strategies for this.
    • Understands and can implement/support Docker and other solutions for local development environments.
    • Can use their experience to guide debugging of solutions/challenges which they may have no direct experience with.

Your profile

  • Proven experience in a technical development role, leading developer resources (FE & BE), while successfully delivering complex software projects.
    • Leads by example, encouraging the team to follow best practice and to innovate.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach team members, fostering their professional growth and development.
  • Strong technical expertise in software development and extensive experience within Adobe Commerce, but a wide range of technologies and working methods is key.
    • Experienced and confident with Adobe Commerce Cloud
    • Highly experienced with designing low-level technical architecture for frontend and backend systems
    • Able to articulate the pros/cons of different technologies and best in practice methods of implementing.
    • The benefits and drawbacks of composable, headless and monolith approaches to eCommerce
    • Common security concerns in web applications and how to avoid them
    • Integrating with third-party systems (e.g. WMS, ERP, CRM, CMS)
    • Proficient in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and other relevant technologies. Strong understanding of server-side and client-side technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of software architecture principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Experienced in client-side and agency environments.
  • Proactive and self-driven, with a passion for innovation and staying updated with the latest industry trends and technologies.