Senior Manager, Solution Architecture

Created: 17-01-2020

Deadline: 16-02-2020

Category: IT

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Are you an expert in designing technology platforms? And do you want to be a part of the world’s leading jewellery company, contributing with your strong technical and strategic skills? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Job description and areas of responsibility:
As our new Senior Manager of Solution Architecture, you will be a member of the Consumer Technology Management Team and be the technical authority on key customer projects. You will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of Pandora’s consumer technology platforms. Together with Product Management, BI and Core Technology, you will ensure the interoperability of the frontend apps and develop roadmaps for software products and the applications landscape.

You will lead a team of Solution Architects within Consumer Technology and work closely with an expanding team of Developers and Engineers as well as the Delivery team to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and to quality assurance standards. Additionally, you will improve the way we work with our IT vendors and tools such as DevOps to manage development and testing.

In this role, you will provide technical direction to your team and resolve team-level risks, issues and queries. Further to this, you will:

  • Provide architect backend and frontend technical solutions to support the business imperatives of Retail Excellence, Marketing, and Digital
  • Outline and manage an internal development roadmap of technical debt projects
  • Work with business stakeholders to understand and capture demand
  • Continuously convert business demands into solution designs
  • Proactively build proof of concepts and undertake R&D to assist in the further development of Pandora’s products and services


Your new team:
Pandora is a company with a big heart that takes great pride in treating our people well. You will be part of an exciting business area and work in an international hub of can-do spirited, passionate and performance-driven people. Consumer Technology has just started a transformation where we over the next 12-24 months will implement new ways of working to support the execution of Business Strategy, enable operational excellence and build a data-driven organisation.

Our department consists of two teams, Product Management and Technology & Engineering. As part of the Technology & Engineering team, you will work closely together with a talented group of Data Engineers, Analysts, Solution Architects, and Delivery Managers. You will report directly to the Director of Technology & Engineering and have four directs reports.


What is needed to succeed:
To be a success in this role, we envision that you have a university degree within Computer Science or Information Technology, and preferably work experience from the Retail or FMCG industries.

You also have:

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience as functional consultant or solution architect, preferably with leadership responsibilities
  • Developed frontend and backend technical solutions
  • Developed architectural roadmaps for software products


Something about you:
You might be the person we are looking for if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are motivated by creating innovative and smart platforms. As a technical expert, you are the go-to person for questions and assistance. You are confident in communicating across departments and levels of an organisation, not afraid to challenge the status quo. Further to this, you are collaborative and supportive, encouraging colleagues to continuously develop and grow, even if it means failing occasionally.


Additional information:
Application deadline: February 16, 2020
Expected start date: As soon as possible

This role is based in the Pandora Global Office in Copenhagen, Denmark. Candidates should be willing to travel approximately 20 days a year.


Did we get your attention?
We hope you got all your questions answered and feel confident applying for this position, however if you have more questions regarding the position, please contact:

Simon Shott
Recruiter, Global Office HR
+44 77 47 84 88 15

If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of Pandora’s future PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY. We look forward to hearing from you!

We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site


Icing on the cake
You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit.

About Pandora
Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through more than 7,500 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs more than 26,000 people worldwide of whom more than 11,500 are located in Thailand, where the Company manufactures its jewellery. PANDORA is publicly listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2018, Pandora’s total revenue was DKK 22.8 billion (approximately EUR 3.1 billion).