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Principal Architect

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Lowe's

Charlotte, NC 28269
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
PURPOSE OF ROLE

The primary purpose of this role is to lead the development of Technology strategies and the definition and communication of architecture standards, target state architectures, and roadmaps. This role provides expertise and guidance to architects on the design and establishment of architecture standards to ensure alignment with current and future business needs. This includes responsibility for developing and maintaining the architecture for assigned portfolios and driving the adoption of new technologies while considering the present environment. Overall, this role will take Stores and the overall Lowe s development team to next generation architecture. This individual will be a leader with high-level architecture, yet still hands on enough to participate in the implementation and reference implementation.

Experience needed to be successful in this role:
- Implementing microservice platforms
- Cloud
- Containerization
- Continuous integration
- Continuous delivery and deployment
- In-depth knowledge on Dev Ops concepts, Agile, and domain driven design

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS

Leads a team of Domain Architects in support of assigned portfolio.
Leads the development of technology strategic roadmaps within a portfolio of several domains by collaborating with executives to translate business strategy and IT objectives into an architectural approach
Drives development of target state architecture and alignment of business, applications, data, integration, infrastructure architectures, and/or solutions by collaborating with other architects and solution teams
Oversees research on industry standards, technologies, and trends to establish best practices that guide the design of technology solutions
Develops and mentor s other architects and drives the maturity of the Enterprise Architecture practice
Develops and maintains the IT enterprise architecture for assigned portfolio by developing target state architecture based on current need and improvement opportunities. Ensures alignment of this architecture to business and IT objectives.
Provides the vision for strategic roadmaps to align business, applications, data, integration, and/or infrastructure architecture
Manages the development of transition plans and retirement plans for moving from the current to the target state architecture
Evaluate and approve architecture deliverables as a member of the Architecture Review Board
Accountable for the selection of new technologies and validating that selection aligns to target architecture and technology direction
Maintains and promotes the functional use and value of architectural governance, target state architecture, reference architectures and models, architectural standards, architectural guidelines and patterns

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master's Degree in computer Science, CIS, Engineering, or related field 12+ years experience in IT, including 8+ years of experience in IT architecture OR additional equivalent work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
6+ years experience architecting, designing, and implementing enterprise-scale, high volume, high availability systems
Experience defining Target State Architectures and Roadmaps
5+ years experience leading technical teams with direct reports
Experience in an IT role requiring interaction with senior leadership
4+ years experience working in a large matrixed organization
Experience with commercial off-the-shelf package integration
3+ years experience in cross-domain IT architecture

Experience in:
- Implementing microservice platforms
- Cloud- Containerization
- Continuous integration
- Continuous delivery and deployment
- In-depth knowledge on Dev Ops concepts, Agile, and domain driven design

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

4+ years experience working with Enterprise Architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman
3+ years experience working with third party IT vendors and/or IT system solution providers
Experience in IT within the retail industry
Experience in technology governance

About Lowe's

Lowe s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
Associated topics: c/c++, design, expert, java, maven, php, project architect, senior software engineer, software architect, software engineer lead
Associated topics: c/c++, design, expert, java, maven, php, project architect, senior software engineer, software architect, software engineer lead

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