Domain Architecture - IT - Retail Business Services

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Job Description

Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five omnichannel grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to provide industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Job Title: Omnichannel Architect
Job Location: Quincy, MA or Salisbury, NC or Greenville, SC 0r Scarborough, ME or Chicago, IL

We are looking for a bright, experienced and energetic architect with a proven track record in building best-in-class grocery solution enabling omnichannel capabilities such as loyalty, personalization, payments, receipts, fulfillment, etc. A successful candidate will have a collaborative spirit and be an expert in enterprise strategies and best practices.

As a company, we strive to be number one in all our operating markets by:
• Leading and enabling IT staff, vendors, and third-party Information Technology (IT) providers to make Ahold Delhaize more competitive through technology
• Delivering innovative and simple to use business processes and systems
• Achieving excellence in our shopping experience, both in and out of the store

Job Objective, Principle Duties and Responsibilities
• Leads the ongoing development and implementation of an enterprise architecture
• Establishing strategic IT reference architecture, roadmap and patterns across the domains of integration, data and analytics
• Provides clear presentations that clearly articulate technology solutions to senior management and technology staff
• Develop consistent standards, principles, policies and reference models to be implemented by solution architects
• Design commercially viable solutions and transition plans for a highly flexible, scalable and robust IT retail landscape. Support progress towards strategic goals while balancing local brands' needs and driving sales and productivity
• Review and recommend technology and vendors in support of strategic business goals
• Identify and exploit synergies and reuse; eliminate duplication across all regions and programs
• Role model and champion modern ways-of-working such as Agile, DevOps and related practices; actively participate in an architecture community which is a beacon of excellence within Ahold Delhaize
• Maintain a high level of individual contribution, professional growth, and ability to function effectively and independently, and challenge others to do the same
• Participate in and continuously improve architecture and domain governance processes
• Instill financial discipline into architectural ways of working and ensure that IT roadmaps fit into our financial constraints

Innovation/Trends • Maintain knowledge on latest industry news and challenges for integration, data, BI and analytics, especially as it pertains to retail, modern APIs and Azure technologies
• Research new technologies and participate in industry communities and customer research activities to better understand innovative ways to use technologies to help the business
• Challenge the status quo and drive changes to improve business performance and productivity
• Collaborate with team members and members of other teams on how technology can be used to match or outpace competitor performance

Customer Service/Relationship Management • Work with Business Consultants to understand and deliver brand priorities and needs
• Recommend Innovations, best practices and simplification to business process and systems
• Incorporate design thinking and usability into every work product
• Build professional relationships with team members, function heads and our international colleagues

Vendor/Supplier Management • Conduct 3rd-party vendor/product evaluations and recommendations as needed
• Build professional relationships with third party vendors
• Document best practices and policies around the use of API and messaging-based integration, as well as Azure-based BI and Analytics capabilities
Requirements Basic Qualifications:
• B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent job experience
• Adaptable communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of an organization across verbal, prose and visual engagement
• Ability to manage own work time and priorities under aggressive timelines and budgets
• Fluent in English (in word and in writing)

Required Skills and Experience:
• Technical experience in Architecture (6+ years)
• Software engineering and delivery experience (6+ years)
• Retail industry or other consumer-facing industry experience (6+ years)
• Demonstrated ability to translate conceptual and strategic thinking into practical solutions
• Familiarity with popular architecture frameworks (i.e., TOGAF) and software architecture design patterns
• Experience in core retail application domains such as Marketing, Merchandising, eCommerce, Personalization, etc.
• Collaborative spirit working with peer architects in overlapping application domains
• Understanding of modern API and near-real-time messaging systems such as MuleSoft and Kafka

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Dice Id : 90981423
Position Id : 21-014589
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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