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Head of Architecture

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Information Technology

About Kmart

With more than 300 stores and employing over 40,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.  

Serving the needs of Australian and New Zealand families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter. 


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive, and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

What are we looking for?

Our technology team are focused on building a world class retail customer experience with technology at the heart of that success.  This is an incredible opportunity for a senior leader to join us as a Head of Architecture, and this role will be responsible for ensuring that Kmart Group achieves delivery and organisation goals through strategic oversight and influence of all proposed solutions and technology selections, ensuring decisions are fit-for-purpose; deliverable, value-for-money, and aligned to business priorities and the IT strategy and architectural direction.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy - Provide architecture direction and collateral through leadership, facilitation and engagement with all stakeholders, hands-on as a senior architect, and central role in architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies, ensuring alignment to strategy and roadmap.
  • Operations - ensure compliance and security considered in all day to day operations, and build continuous improvement culture to ensure ongoing operational improvements.
  • Leadership - undertake technical leadership, managing and mentoring other team members within the architecture team, and develop and deliver a suite of contemporary technology solutions that enables high performing teams, through accelerated innovation and data-driven insights at scale.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Technology, Commerce, Business Administration with qualifications in AWS Cloud Architecture along with at least 10 – 15 years experience.  Strong consulting and business stakeholder engagement capabilities across business and technology is essential as is ability to deliver strategy, ensuring domain alignment along with strong software engineer skills, strong understanding of technology trends and how they may be applied to retail use cases, and ability to innovate new processes through leveraging technology.

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Target and Officeworks. 

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. 

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