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Solution Architect - Ecommerce, Retail, Marketing Technology

Company: Dick's Sporting Goods
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Scope

This Solution Architect role is responsible for leading technology solutioning for our emerging retail, ecommerce and digital marketing investments, including driving innovations and digital transformations around seamless personalized omnichannel athlete experiences.

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 solution view. A Solution Architect is a bridge between these teams thinking end-to-end.

Deliverables

The Solution Architect will own and drive the creation of a solution design for a Dicks Sporting Goods initiative. They deliver this by working with business and product management to translate business goals into capability views. They work with domain architects, platform leaders, cloud leaders, and product engineering to include reference patterns, meet enterprise standards, cross-domain design, and foundational needs. They incorporate inputs from security and reliability engineering for non-functional requirements. Finally, they work with product management and engineering to create the estimates, optionality, risks, and feasibility into a roadmap.

Impact

The Solution Architect drives end-to-end design for our most significant opportunities at Dicks Sporting Goods through their leadership and output. They are a catalyst to bringing the next-generation experiences for our athletes and teammates to life.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

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 audiences.
  • Recommends, leads and participates in solution architecture work for domains ensuring that the architecture strategy is consistent with long-term business objectives.
  • Drives execution for large business initiatives including documentation, roadmaps, communication and alignment of domain architecture into business, product and technical plans.
  • Aligns solution to platform, data, cloud and reference architecture patterns and capabilities.
  • Acts as the end-to-end technical architecture lead for initiatives to communicate design, context and considerations.

Solution Leadership

  • Produces and maintains 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.

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 mid-level engineers in solution architecture practices.
  • Leads and organizes applications of 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

We are open to this role being remote.

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or other Engineering with additional job experience
  • 7 to 10 years of experience as a technical architect for a major technology implementation
  • Retail experience a plus
  • Experience in leading complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives.
  • Outstanding knowledge on coding languages such as Swift, Obj-C, C , Java, C#, Golang, Python
  • Experience designing solutions for retail, e-commerce, and supply-chain.
  • Strong understanding of system deployment and development patterns for scale including blue/green, red/black, canary, CI/CD, and resiliency engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge of security domain, standards and trends.
  • Experience in an agile development environment within a product model.
  • Experience with a variety of software stacks/technologies including but not limited to various cloud services, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Python, Kafka, and various databases
  • Experience with working directly with Product Management and Business Leaders on capability sequencing, scoping, and dependency mapping.
  • Experience delivery Reference, Solution, Data and Infrastructure architecture including Reference Implementations
  • Experience in leveraging Machine Learning / AI and NLP components in a solution.

Keywords: Dick's Sporting Goods, Pittsburgh , Solution Architect - Ecommerce, Retail, Marketing Technology, Other , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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