Principal Solution Architect - 1342685FI

 Job-ID :   1342685FI 
  Category :  Architects 
  Position Type : Contract Remote 

Job Description


Principal Solution Architect – Merchandising Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a team of Product Creation and Demand Planning Solution Architects to create an End-to-End Merchandising strategy and Architecture in partnership with Product Design & Development, Line Planning and Merchandising, and Demand Planning business and technical experts
  • Develop and drive the overall Merchandising architectural strategy with hands-on leadership in ideation and implementation 
  • Deliver solution designs, recommendations, and options based on business capability roadmaps and requirements following API first model, enterprise security standards and reference architectures
  • Lead solution optioning and recommendations around complex business problems
  • Ensure architecture alignment across domains and enabling functions (verticals and horizontals)
  • Lead, build, manage, and enhance solution architectures to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap
  • Provide technology guidance and insight to business & technology Domain leaders
  • Drive and facilitate the right discussions that identify solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape 
  • Influence business and technology partners as necessary  
  • Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely focusing on key points to portray the intended message or purpose based on audience 
  • Drive alignment with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership 
  • Effectively manage priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Domain Experience across core aspects of Merchandising (Product Creation Planning, Line Architecture, Line Planning & Management, Assortment Creation & Management) or Demand Planning (Merchandising Financial Planning, Assortment Planning)
  • Experience driving a decoupled, composable platform architecture to enable planning capabilities at scale
  • 8+ years combined hands-on architecture and/or senior engineering experience with public cloud, distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions  
  • 3+ years of experience developing strategy, E2E/Enterprise Solution architecture and creating technology roadmaps 
  • Large enterprise experience including global experience with solution delivery
  • Domain Driven Design (DDD) and agile development experience is highly desirable
  • Strong experience with Microservice architecture, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Java, Javascript, REST API, noSQL DB 
  • Design and implementation experience with cloud platform providers such as Azure, AWS and/or other cloud providers  
  • Ability to articulate and document architectural decisions and roadmaps at a senior executive level  
  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)  
  • Self-starter with high motivation and passion to thrive & adapt in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment 



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