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Integration Architect

Integration Architect

A solutions architect that can take a high level view of how a solution stack can be linked together in order to meet the customer’s business objectives. This requires an understanding of both the technological and application issues involved. Experience in Microsoft applications and technologies is required. This role will also help improve Columbus’ methodology for handling integrations.

Understand the business and technological aspects of systems integration to put together:

  • Integration strategies
  • Pre-sales estimates, assumptions & risks

Take ownership on an enterprise project for all activities that are needs to build successful integrations for a customer. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Proof of concept
  • Specification
  • Development
  • Development and unit testing
  • Integration and process testing
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies and the opportunities and risks associated with them
  • Look for opportunities to template and reuse customer specific integrations to deliver additional value to the customer or Columbus
  • Develop Columbus' methodology for Integration projects


  • Minimum eight years of ERP in a consultant role
  • Taking responsibility for integration of ERP to other systems on large enterprise projects -  A minimum of three projects
  • Knowledge of the following technologies: ESB, Web services, File transfers (including EDI), Enterprise wide authentication (e.g. OpenID) - N.B. "Hands on" use of the technology is not needed but an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the technology is required
  • Integration between cloud based and en-premise systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft dynamics and or Microsoft technologies is an advantage


  • Taking the lead in customer requirements workshops with the ability to steer customer opinion and become a trusted advisor
  • Team worker able to talk and influence all project staff i.e. Project managers, developers, testers, technical specialists and consultants
  • Quick to learn new technologies and business systems
  • Ability to influence and develop Columbus' Integration methodology
  • Ability to train and develop consulting staff in the important aspects of producing project deliverables e.g. PoC Results, specifications, test plans etc
  • Ability to audit/review all integration project deliverables in order to assess their quality and provide recommendations for improvement
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Perks & Benefits

There is more than one good reason to join Columbus!

Aside from being a globally recognised Microsoft partner, that develops and invests in their employees, we offer a number of benefits including; 

  • 25 days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service

    Whether it's feeling the sand between your toes or skiing off piste, everyone deserves a break. So at Columbus we make sure you have the time to do what's important to you.

  • Healthcare Cashback Plan.

    We understand that you are at your best when you feel your best - That's why we enrol every employee into our healthcare cashback plan.
    Healthy body - Healthy soul!

  • Columbus Heart

    Columbus Heart is our Benefits Hub, which not only provides information on all our benefits, it also hosts a retail discount portal that offers every Columbus employee preferential discounts at everyday high street stores and on top brands. You can save on everything from your weekly shop right the way up to a new TV or your monthly gym subscription.

  • Cycle to Work

    To promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution Columbus has a Cycle to Work Scheme to help you get a new set of wheels.

Workplace & Culture

At Columbus, we are proud of our employees, their technical and industry expertise and their ability to develop, adapt and implement business solutions that help our customers maximise their efficiency and overall business performance.

We understand that there is life outside of work and try our hardest to enable a good work/life balance within the team.

In recognition of the commitment and loyalty within the team, we ensure that we celebrate successes together and offer social activities both to employees and their families at different times throughout the year.

We also have an extensive competency framework to support career development at Columbus and we invest heavily in performance management and training & development initiatives at all levels of the business.


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