Solution Architect- Foundations Technology

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

This Solution Architect role is responsible for leading technology design and solutioning 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 for 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 which 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 proof-of-concepts 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.

This is a full time remote opportunity. We are looking to hire immediately. Immigration sponsorship, including permanent residency/green card sponsorship is available upon hire date.

Technical Leadership: Stays current on emerging technical trends, patterns, and solutions for domain. Acts as 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 proof-of-concepts 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 solution with engineering leadership. Helps assist and drive domain roadmap vision into actionable steps for engineering leaders. Mentors 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 ensures 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.

Additional Requirements, Skills, & Abilities:  Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent. 7 – 10 years of experience. Experience as a technical architect for cloud technology and on-prem infrastructure. Retail experience a plus. Experience with working directly with Product Development teams and Business Leaders on capability sequencing, scoping, and dependency mapping. Experience Expert knowledge of Declarative Programming languages for Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management automation such as Cloud Formation, ARM Templates, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. Outstanding knowledge on coding languages such as Object-Oriented programming used for infrastructure automation back-end service development such as GoLang, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, or Perl. Experience with a variety of software stacks/technologies including but not limited to Cloud SAAS and PAAS offerings, Cloud Data/Storage platforms, Cloud, IoT and container architectures, Streaming and Queue technologies, Restful Microservice APIs.