Solution Architect

  • British American Tobacco
  • Warsaw
  • Employment contract


Experience level: Mid

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

Skills required

  • Degree educated IT professional with business-facing IT experience in a global environment 
  • Strong business engagement skills; ability to facilitate workshops, influence and negotiate with the business stakeholders 
  • Effective communication and relationship management at all levels (inc CxO) 
  • Robust team work demonstrated both within and outside the IT function 
  • Customer satisfaction through consistently meeting business requirements 
  • Clarity and understanding of strategic thinking on key decisions 
  • Promoting re-usability and convergence through adoption of the Business and application architecture 
  • Ability to grasp complex system and understand the relationship between different components and how the change in one place may impact other areas 


  • A seasoned IT professional with, as a guideline 8+ years’ experience in the field of IT Track and Trace/Manufacturing/Supply Chain 
  • Multinational FMCG (ideally tobacco or pharma) and FTSE-100 experience 
  • Experience in Application, Integration, Data & Information and Technology Strategy and Design 
  • Experience in Solution Architecture methods and tools with good appreciation of Enterprise architecture methods and tools, particularly in the area of Track and Trace/Manufacturing/Supply Chain 
  • Experience and understanding of the issues associated with the business operating model of a global organisation 
  • Experience in working in Agile/Lean manner: preparing architecture for PI planning, supporting continuous delivery through PI execution, supporting new strategic themes and value streams  
  • Experience with developing and deploying solutions through DevOps; familiarity with DevOps toolchain: DevOps Azure, Jenkins, Chef, Selenium 
  • Good understanding of system integration & connectivity (SAP PI, Axway, CPI, hand held scanners, EPCIS messaging) 
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of SAP LE, warehouse management systems, logistics Track and Trace solutions (ideally Movilizer), mobile RF solutions, SAP OER and/or ATTP, manufacturing execution systems, serialization solutions (ideally Inexto) 
  • Nice to have: experience of implementing Tobacco Product Directive or other serialization and track and trace legislation (e.g. in pharma industry), good understanding an knowledge of GS1 standards 

Key Success Factors 

  • Solution architecture for Serialization and Track and Trace solution is fit for purpose, scalable and standardized among multiple deployment locations 
  • Deployment to the new end markets reuses the standardized solution and introduces only minimal changes driven by specific legal requirements 
  • Clear architecture roadmap for Serialization and Track and Trace capability is established (including process, application, data and infrastructure)  
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment are properly supported by solution architecture 


  • DevOps Azure or Jenkins or Chef or Selenium
  • SAP PI or Axway
  • SAP LE
  • WM systems
  • Movilizer
  • Inexto

Project you can join


As Serialization and Track and Trace Project Solution Architect define the components of the solution and relationships between them, structure and properties. Establish target and reference architectures, principles and standards. Introduce the overall technical vision. Assure the solution will deliver the business objectives while maximizing reusability, scalability and standardization. Define all aspects of the solution including business process, application, data and technical infrastructure. Translate business requirements into solution components considering complexity of existing local systems. 



Solution architecture 

  • Produce & own the solution design by providing solutions to the requirements gathered aligning to strategic solutions, target & reference architectures, principles and standards; maximize reuse, scalability and standardization 
  • Create solution architectures and designs by describing it through the outputs of architecture and design artefacts in standard formats  
  • Responsible for the Architecture Definition Document and other architectural deliverables; align deliverables to all relevant governance requirements 
  • Govern, review and quality assure the artefacts created by external suppliers and non-SA internal teams to assure the quality of delivered solution to fulfil business requirements and adhere to strategy  
  • Work closely with Operations Enterprise Architect and SIs and vendors to create and evolve a roadmap for Serialization and Track and Trace solution 
  • Leverage knowledge of new technology options and tools to identify and create business improvement opportunities 
  • Use cross industry insight (e.g. best practices, trends, innovation) to assist in the design and development of solution architecture in BAT 
  • Support product development team by providing architectural input into user stories where appropriate 
  • Ensures adherence to IT Policies around User management, GDPR, Security, Disaster recovery, Service management etc. 

Solution deployment 

  • Hands-on involvement in all phases of deployment project providing architectural input to the rest of the team 
  • Support deployment team in performing infrastructure and local integration fit-gap 
  • Undertake analysis of application technology options and associated costs, conduct fit-gap analysis, and proof of concepts for landing Track and Trace solution to new end markets and factories 

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