Shared Data Platforms Solution Architect , Cleveland, OH Hybrid Schedule; Perm Role


On Site
Full Time


Catalog management
Master data management
Business software
Business architecture
Solution delivery
Problem solving
IT management
Project planning
IT architecture
Oracle ERP
Functional requirements
IT strategy
Emerging technologies
Systems engineering
Software security
Design patterns
Software development
Technology assessment
Operations management
Use cases
Computer science
Computer engineering
Information Technology
Systems management
Software implementation
Data quality
Data warehouse
Data management
Cloud computing
Analytical skill
Oracle Linux
Software deployment
Computer hardware
Regulatory Compliance
Enterprise resource planning
Meta-data management
Software development methodology
Microsoft Visio

Job Details

Location : Cleveland, OH, (Hybrid Schedule;
Perm Role

The Shared Data Platforms Solution Architect is a member of Shared Data Platform IT group and maintains the architecture (and related artifacts) for data centric applications and systems. The Solutions Architect is responsible for leading collaboration with Business and IT Stakeholders throughout the organization to design solution architectures that deliver the required business capabilities while being aligned to Sherwin-Williams business and technology strategies. This role specifically is responsible for the systems that handles the data including products, catalogs, suppliers, and customers.
This position translates business capabilities/requirements into specific business, application, information, and technology architectures to deliver business value. The incumbent will need to build relationships with key business and technology stakeholders across the enterprise; be highly collaborative; drive communication to the business, architecture, and software delivery teams; and apply analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify and solve systems problems.
An effective Solutions Architect will have a broad range of technical knowledge and will deliver solution architectures across multiple projects, as well as consultative technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making to project planning to architectural governance and oversight. The incumbent should have strong understanding of the technical architecture of the packaged solutions such as Oracle ERP, Oracle SaaS Fusion cloud. This position will work closely with others to grow their base of knowledge, but also share their knowledge with the business and IT teams via collaborative meetings, documentation, and formal presentations.
Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning
  • Provide strategic, technical and operational expertise and leadership in support of business and technology transformational activities.
  • Stay current on features released by Oracle; recommend introduction of new features, or other non-functional requirements for implementation that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Contribute to technology strategy and planning; lead research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts;
  • Communicate the Solution Architectures to senior management, business, architecture, and development teams through deliverables, presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums.
  • Coach, mentor and support system development teams in implementing reference architectures and standards.
  • Steer CoE use of Application Security, partnering with Application Security team to identify and support Delivery Teams' realization of requirements in the security space.
  • Stay current on emerging design patterns, software development or infrastructure concepts and industry best practices.
  • Serve as a bridge between highly technical and highly business-focused teams, facilitating understanding and brokering agreements to shared goals through collaboration.
Acquisition & Deployment
  • Possesses Strong functional knowledge on Product Information Management and Product Data Hub cloud or Supplier Hub.
  • Experience in Cloud Application Development.
  • Experience in designing interfaces for Cloud Integration.
  • Provide technical oversight for multiple project initiatives.
  • Lead technology life-cycle projects including technology evaluation, selection, implementation, support and retirement/replacement.
  • Evaluate alternative architectures with respect to their feasibility as well as composition (people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, documents, risks and cost), and make recommendations.
  • Develop prototypes of system designs, working with Technical Architects and Delivery Teams, to prove viability where necessary.

Operational Management
  • Assist in the creation of enterprise-wide technology standards.
  • Document architectural designs and standards for implemented solutions.
  • Create and maintain reference architectures, systems models, use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models to provide architectural expertise, direction, and guidance to IT delivery teams.
  • Validate the architecture's compliance to the requirements and verify the system's compliance to the architecture.
  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce system standards and solutions review processes.
  • Mentor and/or provide guidance to all members of the team.
  • Assist with large scale projects may be required to contribute to efficiency, effectiveness and success of the work.

Incidental Functions
  • Conduct research into new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
  • Make presentation to management, clients, and peer groups as requested.
  • Participate in project and communication meetings with clients.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.

Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.g., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience
  • 10+ years of IT experience
  • 8+ years progressively responsible for ERP application implementation and support experience.
  • 8+ years experience designing, developing, implementing middle-tier and distributed systems.
  • 5+ years' experience in conceptualization, design and implementation of new and existing systems, middleware, Master Data Management, Metadata, Data Quality and Data Warehouse Architectures.
  • Must have experience in Oracle Integration Cloud
  • End-to-end Implementation experience with Product Data Hub or Supplier Data Hub.
  • Broad range of technical knowledge with experience in multiple technology domains
  • Demonstrated experience with optimizing Software Development Lifecycles (SDLC).
  • Experience with operating in a multiple stakeholder environment including the successful handling of priority conflicts and stakeholder alignments.
  • Demonstrated skill with presentation and communication tools such as MS PowerPoint, Visio, etc
  1. Must have hands-on experience with Oracle Master Data Management / Enterprise Data Management & Architecture.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with developing Oracle Integration Cloud orchestrations / interfaces.
  • Oracle Certification on any cloud technologies
  • Experience in working in an Agile development environment.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Ability to effectively partner with IT and Business to lead and influence best practice design.
  • Driven to challenge the existing processes, methods, products and services of the company.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to lead and take charge of the new initiatives.
  • Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
  • Willingness and ability to train and teach others.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.
  • Strong commitment to inclusion and diversity.