Overview

Solutions Architect
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Media helps clients drive sustainable business growth by harnessing the modern media landscape to drive one-to-one consumer connections at scale. Publicis Media UK is made up of 2000 people working across market-leading media agencies including Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices Publicis Media Exchange (PMX), Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment, Publicis Media Content and NextTECHnow. Together they combine deep expertise in media investment, strategy, insights and analytics, data and technology, commerce, performance marketing and content. Publicis Media is part of Publicis Groupe and is present in more than 100 countries with over 23,500 employees worldwide.

Our Commitment
Publicis Media is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Job Description

We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join our dynamic growing team.

The Solutions Architects a multi-faceted role working to define business requirements and using data, applications, and infrastructure to design, build, and implement solutions within the agreed timescales and budgets. As such, you must be experienced in gathering and documenting requirements from users. You must also be able to work with developers, testers, UX developers, and project managers to realise solutions in line with requirements.

As the connection between the business and the technical teams, you will understand business challenges, have technical knowledge of the software development life cycle, and be able to translate business language into technical language.

This is a hands-on role where you will be expected to carry out requirements workshops, collaborate with users, document technical requirements, review test scripts, assist with functional and user acceptance testing, and train users. You must be able to manage users at all levels, ensure expectations are realistic and help to identify, understand, and implement steps to mitigate risks to projects and find the right balance between the ideal world and the real business needs. You must be able to challenge demands through detailed analysis, questioning, and deep dives to ensure thorough understanding of problems and to produce adequate solutions.

 

Qualifications

The following requirements are essential for this role:

  • Articulate, strong, confident communication
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple projects, and manage challenges
  • Experience in analyst developer role with a focus on web based, data driven and/or BI applications
  • Ability to accurately capture requirements from users and manage their expectations
  • Good experience in developing complex solutions from inception to delivery
  • Ability to draw up costs and timeline proposals for solutions
  • Good understanding of SQL databases, design and ability to write SQL queries
  • Good understanding of web application development

Highly desirable, but not essential skills are:

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, including daily scrums, sprint planning and release control
  • Evaluation of third-party solutions and supplier proposals
  • Experience of analysing business processes and re-engineering to introduce efficiencies
  • Good understanding of BI tools, such as Tableau, Birst, Datorama
  • Understanding of good UI/user experience principles
  • Knowledge of media buying systems, competitive data providers, ad-servers, DSPs, web analytics tools, content verification tools etc.
  • Any experience of working in the media industry

 

Additional Information

Publicis Media has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).

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