Mars UK • Chicago, Illinois, United States

Digital Manufacturing Technical Architect

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Join Mars Inc as a Digital Manufacturing Technical Architect and lead the charge in revolutionizing our factories and warehouses through cutting-edge digitalization. We're on a mission to transform manual operations into seamlessly integrated digital systems, and we need a visionary like you to architect the technological backbone that will drive our future success.

As the mastermind behind our digital evolution, you'll have the opportunity to shape a state-of-the-art technology stack, with a primary focus on the Azure cloud platform and its associated services. Your role will be pivotal in establishing technology governance and standards across domains, ensuring our operations remain at the forefront of innovation.

What makes this opportunity even more exciting is the chance to work on a global scale, collaborating with diverse teams and partners to bring your vision to life. With Mars Snacking leading the industry, your expertise will be instrumental in maintaining our competitive edge.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of technical experience in solution design and development for manufacturing, with expertise in data & analytics, MES, IoT, cloud, and edge components.
  • Background and experience in Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Services, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Edge computation, DevSecOps, Hybrid Clouds, and Enterprise Architecture, preferably with Azure certification.
  • Proficiency in diverse technical architectures across platforms like PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, and IaaC.
  • Extensive technical skills covering:
    • Microsoft technologies; JAVA and J2EE; Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services (SOAP/REST/Microservices); Hadoop ecosystem; Linux environment; Relational (RDBMS) and Non-relational (NoSQL) databases; E-commerce and Mobile platforms; AWS cloud services; Containerization with Docker (Swarm, Kubernetes); Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redis (master/slave/sentinel); CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Ansible, Rundeck, and JFrog Artifactory.
  • Proven experience in project implementation using Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile methodologies, especially SCRUM.
  • Proficiency in strategic processes such as Action Planning, Current State Analysis, Architecture Assessment, Customer and Market Analysis, Data Collection and Analysis, IT Data Management, Network/IT Security, Planning and Organizing, and Product Development.
  • Proficiency in AI/ML, GenAI, Data & Analytics Platforms.
  • In-depth experience architecting complex Azure/AWS public/private Cloud platform solutions.
  • Hands-on experience in application development, data, integration, and technology lifecycle management.
  • Experience in managing global environments involving multiple vendors and partners, treating technology solutions as digital products and platforms.
  • Proven track record of an innovative mindset, critical thinking, and technical leadership across various hardware and software development environments.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead as the technical design authority for digital manufacturing solutions, aligning technical strategy with execution across multiple domains.
  • Translate business requirements into architectural blueprints that optimize manufacturing objectives.
  • Collaborate closely with global and regional Engineering and Manufacturing teams, as well as digital technology functions, to influence design decisions and drive scalable deployment.
  • Assess and deploy innovative tech and AI solutions, ensuring interoperability and scalability within Mars.
  • Maintain technology reference models and frameworks, guiding the development and implementation of business solutions.
  • Provide expertise on technical design viability, performance, and scalability.
  • Mentor junior Solution Architects and promote Architecture practices within the technical community.
  • Join us at Mars Inc and be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking organization where your expertise will shape the future of manufacturing. Make your mark as a Manufacturing Digital Architect and lead the charge towards digital excellence.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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