Back End Solutions Architect

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
Our client is a leading athletic apparel company founded in 1998 in Vancouver, Canada. They started as a single-store community hub with a focus on health, success, and pushing the boundaries. Today, they are a multinational, publicly traded company with over 2,800 employees and 350 stores across North America, Europe, and Asia. They believe their employees are the center of their sustainable business and that the right team will elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness. 

The Back-End Application Engineering department is seeking a talented Solutions Architect that will lead and provide solutions for the strategic platform and systems architecture roadmap.

A day in the life:

In this role, you will own the architecture and work with the other architects and enterprise architecture practice to drive the evolution of their capabilities to deliver business results in a high growth direct to guest business.
You will be partnering closely with application owners and business leadership you will design innovative, highly scalable and secure solutions to drive growth in our business capability to deliver world-class guest experiences in web, mobile and omnichannel and more. Your experience designing solutions for mixed on-premise, vendor hosted, saas and cloud environments will be your foundation in guiding their continuing migration to cloud solutions.

You are an independent leader who is comfortable supporting and communicating with diverse technical and business teams. As a leader for the technical roadmap, you will support the delivery of major initiatives on clear timelines. You identify areas of strategic technical debt, do the cost/benefit analysis for resolving this debt and integrate into your roadmap for the management team.

Core Accountabilities:
  • Own the proven back-end foundation that sold $500 million in e-commerce sales in 2016
  • Evolve the roadmap for long-term growth in business capability and capacity
  • Design platform capability in sync with business objectives
  • Design the best digital experience to the E-commerce guests directly and in concert with retail brick & mortar guests through the OMNI programs
  • Set the vision and lead the cloud architecture enhancements and evolution to the proven foundation
  • Enroll and leverage the experience of development, operations and business partners
  • Inspire and educate technical and business teams
  • Support Delivery programs and product teams implementing change
  • Champion knowledge sharing and enrolment in modern technologies and approaches
What You Bring:
  • 5+ years experience in technical development
  • 3+ years experience as a designing solutions
  • Deep familiarity with the web, order management and content management systems and scaling and adapting solutions to diverse global markets in multiple currencies and languages
  • Ability to work comfortably across browser and server environments
  • Comfortable working in complex and large-scale production environments
Nice to Haves
  • Prior experience in the retail industry
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