Domain Architect – Enterprise Data and Content Management


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Seattle HQ
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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by ensuring high quality architecture across a broad set of technologies and software applications as well as ensuring business performance targets are achieved. This is a senior individual contributor role with accountability for the coalescence of supporting platform and solution architectures developed in collaboration with other architects.  You will support investment decision making, portfolio optimization, definition of design patterns and lead the selection of products.  In your role you will create models describing current and future state capabilities and technologies both at the specific technology portfolio and business capability platform level.  As part of the IT architecture community, you are accountable for designs which conform to our architectural principles, policies and imperatives. You will create and maintain reference models, actively participate in our architecture review process and engage in design reviews.  A few areas that are going through transformation for which this individual will play architecture leadership role are Content Management and Digital Experience, Product Information Management, Ontology and Search.  You will be:

·       Accountable for the conceptual architecture at technology portfolio or business capability platform level ensuring the architecture quality, performance, security, availability, and flexibility of the solutions and for ensuring business performance targets are achieved via their architecture-related contribution to project delivery.

·       Accountable to partner with other architects, IT and business leadership to document business and technology roadmaps, conceptual architecture models (business capability, technology, data) which include the transition states from the current to target architectures that support the Company’s strategic business plan.

·       Help negotiate scope, phasing and approach for conceptual architectures.

·       Support the determination and documentation of how the architectures will fulfill their functional and non-functional requirements and ensures alignment to architectural principles, standards and imperatives, and processes.

·       Accountable to ensure that initiatives are assessed for architectural significance and reviewed as necessary by the architecture community as part of the Architecture Review Board.  Participate in the Architecture Review Board contributing architectural opinion as to solutions across all portfolios.

·       Accountable to review and approve engineering solution design approaches to ensure alignment with logical and conceptual level architecture blueprints.

·       Collaborate with architects, engineers and product managers on a wide range of technology projects, including software development, package installation and infrastructure upgrades and changes. Influence requirements and contribute to identification, specification and recommendation of solution architectures.

·       Consolidate the component solution architectures, define and facilitate cross-capability impacts and manage dependencies with other architects.  Review and provide input on solution option evaluations (e.g. build or buy and design patterns) and contribute to the overall design of the solutions from discovery and analysis to design in waterfall, agile/scrum and hybrid initiatives.

·       Accountable to ensure that current and future state conceptual and logical models for this capability domain are documented in the enterprise architecture repository for proposed, active and deployed initiatives, and for managing the application portfolio (application lifecycles and investment disposition) in the repository.

·       As a lead architect may be required to ensures coverage and redundancy across multiple capability/solutions and mentor and train capability & solution architects

Bring your passion and expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • 7+ years systems architecture experience with large-scale, mission-critical systems and applications in both waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Enterprise Data and Content Management.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT architecture across business, information, technology & infrastructure domains, experience with modeling (technology, process and data) and service orientation architecture.
  • Ability to manage the architecture of a portfolio of applications and its transformation to a future state including scoping solution architectures to contribute to estimation activities.
  • Ability to shape solutions to achieve business value, ensure quality of non-functional requirements and ensure adherence to architectural principles, policies and imperatives.
  • Ability to coach and mentor Solution Architects and use and communicate system design patterns and anti-patterns to improve system quality.
  • Ability to build and maintain logical and conceptual architecture models
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI, while maintaining the ability to challenge the status quo, champion and influence others to change.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Experience working for a large (5000+ employees) retail company is preferred

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $95,000 to $200,000 per year  
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$95,000 to $200,000 per year
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