Mars UK • United Kingdom

Solution Architect

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The MGS Labs Solution Architect will be responsible for partnering with key senior business stakeholders, technology teams and vendor organizations from all levels of Mars business functions to understand, articulate and refine business requirements to ensure the strategic priorities are addressed.

What are we looking for?

  • A Software Engineering mindset

  • Expertise in designing well architected solutions using Azure PaaS components and front end technologies such as REACT, NodeJS, Javascript.

  • Broad understanding of DevOps but with in-depth knowledge and experience of implementations with the Microsoft product stack (Azure/.NET, SharePoint, Azure DevOps)

  • Good understanding of Cloud based Data Analytics products and technologies such as Python, PowerBI, Datalakes, etc.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Understand and translate business needs into data strategy and common data models supporting long-term business objectives and solutions.

  • Work with the Application Development team to implement data strategies, build data flows and develop conceptual data models.

  • Create logical and physical data models using best practices to ensure high data quality and reduced redundancy.

  • Lead and design modern solution design patterns including front end tools such as PowerBI, REACT, NodeJs, and database concepts such as start schema schemas, snowflakes schemas, physical data models and write advanced SQL queries to answer business questions.

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.

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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
Sabbaticals
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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

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