Solution Architect – Foundation Technology
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
This Solution Architect role is responsible for leading technology design and solutions for our cloud, data center, and edge compute platforms in support of business initiatives and operational excellence. Deliverables The Solution Architect will own and drive the creation of technical solution designs initiatives. They will deliver this by working with Product Development and Product Management to streamline product enablement while driving standards and governance of foundations technologies. They will work with domain architects, cloud platform leaders, and product engineering teams to guide teams to a technical design that includes reference patterns, meets enterprise standards, cross-domain platform strategies, and foundational technology. They will evangelize security hardening and resilient design solutions across infrastructure, network, and cloud services collaborating with security reliability engineering teams. The Solution Architect will be hands-on and collaborate with engineering and platform teams to build and deliver technology solution examples and proofs-of-concept for reference architectures. Impact The Solution Architect drives foundational technology designs across all aspects through their experience, leadership, and deliverables. They are a catalyst to champion DevOps capabilities, Reliability Engineering practices, and security hardening leveraging forward-looking technologies and platforms. Partnerships A Solution Architect works across many functions to drive a solution-driven design outcome for business initiatives. They work with product management, business leaders, domain architects, program management, and engineering leaders to build a well-designed technology solution view. A Solution Architect is a bridge between these teams thinking end-to-end on design.
Job Responsibilities: Technical • Stays current on emerging technical trends, patterns, and solutions for the domain. Acts as the resident expert for how digital experience and retail are changing and influences business and technical teams. • Acts as the end-to-end technical architecture lead for initiatives to communicate design, context, and considerations, including hands-on development of proofs-of-concept and reference architectures. • Recommends, leads, and participates in solution architecture work for domains ensuring that the architecture strategy is consistent with long-term business objectives. • Aligns solution to strategic technology platform, data, cloud and reference architecture patterns and capabilities. Solution Leadership • Produces and maintains technology solution views and roadmaps. Ensures these are accurate, pragmatic, and actionable within product teams and to business leaders. • Maintains a consistent solution architecture design. Maintains views into current state, risks, and recommendations towards directional roadmaps. • Drives execution for large business initiatives including documentation, roadmaps, communication, and alignment of solutions architecture into business, product, and technical plans. Mentoring • Organizes discussions, planning, and technical design for solutions with engineering leadership. Helps assist and drive domain roadmap vision into actionable steps for engineering leaders. • Mentor software engineers in solution architecture practices including implementing proof of concepts and reviewing technology solutions and code with team • Leads and organizes applications of technology patterns, approaches, practices, and technical design maturity to a business solution. • Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current, and upcoming vendor products and solutions. Solution Delivery • Acts as lead for technical architecture for one or more business solutions that ensure critical thinking, security standards compliance, collaboration, alignment versus broader architecture decisions, and input into domain roadmaps. • Finds ways to embed processes, patterns, tooling, and automation to improve architectural maturity. • Updates and maintains technical domain leadership on reviews, risks, and domain technical direction. • Responsible for ensuring that architected solutions are implemented to standards.