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Jacobs Digital Product Architect in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

As a Digital Product Architect, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our company’s digital delivery products as well as a range of product offerings to clients. Your expertise will drive innovation, enhance user experiences, and contribute to the success of our existing clients. You’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams, including asset management, design, AI, data analytics, marketing, and sales teams to create robust and scalable digital solutions. This role will be required to research, recommend and apply/implement existing tools and solutions to a range of problems across business management and engineering delivery projects.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Solution Design Lead

  • Take an active lead in the full lifecycle of digital solution development including: requirements capture, design, integration, deployment, testing, implementation and monitoring.

  • Facilitate workshops with engineering delivery teams to highlight opportunities for digital solutions to increase productivity, reduce administration effort, increase quality etc.

  • Streamline workflows and improve systems integration to reduce administration burden including duplication of effort around data entry

  • Collaborate with account managers to understand client needs and translate them into digital products.

  • Work alongside commercial and marketing teams to commercialise digital solutions for the Nuclear Decommissioning industry.

2) Agile Project Management:

  • Apply Agile principles and practices throughout the product development lifecycle.

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and backlog refinement.

  • Collaborate closely with development teams to deliver incremental features.

3) Research and Problem-Solving:

  • Conduct research of existing digital solutions to identify appropriate solutions and support implementation across the business.

  • Where necessary, work with external product developers to develop existing market solutions for the nuclear Decommissioning Industry.

  • valuate and select necessary technical components for solution architectures.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • A degree or equivalent in Business, Marketing, Engineering, or a related field is desired. Alternative relevant qualifications will be considered.

  • Significant experience in product development, with a proven track record of successfully bringing products to market and achieving commercial success. Direct sales experience of experience working closely with sales teams to understand the sales process and how it influences product development is highly valued.

  • Experience in a highly regulated environment.

  • Experience of developing system integration platforms/Enterprise Service Bus (ESBs)/SoSs.

  • Technical Skills: Strong understanding of the product development process, from conception to commercialization. Familiarity with project management tools and methodologies.

  • Commercial Acumen: Demonstrated ability to develop business cases, monetization strategies, and understand market dynamics. Experience of working in a corporate incubation environment.

  • Leadership and Collaboration: Experience leading cross-functional teams and working collaboratively with R&D, marketing, and sales departments.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively.

  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a creative approach to overcoming challenges and finding profitable solutions.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.