Solutions Architect

What we do

Essentra Filters is a leading independent solutions provider for special filters and laboratory services. With more than 80 years’ experience in the tobacco industry, we know how to translate the latest innovations, scientific testing methods and regulatory requirements into business success. We offer a unique full-service proposition from manufacturing to packaging. As a global player we bring together the best products, ideas and distribution in one unrivalled package for your business.

Job Description

The Solution Architect will help to develop and implement systems architecture that will meet the business needs. The solution architect’s responsibilities include gathering requirements and functional specifications, assessing the current software systems in place in order to identify areas in need of improvement, and overseeing development teams.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Experience in full life cycle project implementations and knowledge in all phases of large-scale middleware implementations
  • Experience with supporting/enhancing various ERP systems
  • Experience with integrating ERP system with other business applications
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of software implementation and integrations to stakeholders
  • Providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered
  • Analyzing the technology environment, enterprise specifics, and documenting requirements where required
  • Creating a solution prototype, conducting technology selection, and solution development control
  • Supporting PM activities to ensure that resources, risk recognition, and planning stay aligned with the solution goals
  • Knowledge of LCS and DevOps/VSTS is beneficial
  • 24/7 Point of escalation for any application related issues and major incidents.


  • Bachelor degree in IT related fields
  • 8-year experience working in IT as an architect out of which 3 years as Integrations Architect implementing solution using middleware technologies such as Boomi, Mulesoft, Biztalk, JBoss EAP, Oracle Fusion, etc.
  • ERP implementation experience with integrations with legacy systems and 3rd party solutions
  • Experience implementing middleware solutions using Microsoft Azure Integration Services
  • Experience implementing solutions using no-code/low-code technologies
  • Experience with implementations that involves large data transfers
  • Experience delivering e-commerce solutions using Cloud technologies and on-prem solutions
  • Experience in Cloud platforms (particularly Microsoft Azure) & Automation is desirable
  • Operated within an international corporate information technology function
  • Experience in multiple end to end IT project delivery lifecycles as an end customer, consultant and supplier
  • Experience managing change to legacy architectures
  • Solid understanding of the information technology industry and how technology can drive productivity and performance improvement
  • Track record of working with senior teams from all functions and departments
  • Comfortable working with autonomy and in an environment with constant interruptions
  • Experience of different hosting technologies – bare metal, virtualization, microservices and containerisation systems
  • Experience of supporting IT services in line with ITIL frameworks and toolsets
  • Able to identify, prioritise, and solve complex infrastructure and application issues with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility to work outside of core business hours when required
  • Reliable, with strong time management and self-organisational skills
  • Good understanding of DevOps principles and practices
  • Able to communicate clearly (oral and written) and effectively with stakeholders
  • Able to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment, maturity and transparency as required
  • Good understanding and experience of system testing and quality assurance
  • Solution Architecture experience in Digital / e-commerce domain
  • Previous Solution architecture roles in an international business – manufacturing and consumer goods preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of packaged ERP systems, specifically finance and supply chain and management information solutions
  • Understand multi-cultural and diverse working environments - across continents, religions, local working practices, beliefs
  • Proven interpersonal/project skills, ability to listen and coach
  • Strong emotional intelligence, able to sense the ebbs and flows of team energy and motivation.
  • Critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision
  • Poise and composure to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situation
  • Knowledge of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

bangalore, KA, IN