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Full-time Senior Director Solution Architecture

at Elan Partners in New York | NY Jobs

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Director, retail, eCommerce, CRM, Content Management, SDLC, Agile, enterprise applications

TITLE: Senior Director Solution Architecture

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead a top team of technical talent to solve company’s toughest technology challenges. Note: This is a hands-on role involving extensive participation in design, coding and implementation of digital applications.
- Lead the domain analysis, strategy mapping and current-state assessment towards the creation of corresponding digital technology architectures
- Lead the development and lifecycle evolution of architectural standards, reference models, guidelines and principles that will drive division-wide technology efforts.
- Lead defining appropriate development practices and appropriate governance processes for the delivery teams in utilizing the defined architecture to ensure continuously improving alignment between the applications portfolio and the desired future state.
- Lead rapid prototyping activities utilizing a wide variety of existing and emerging technologies.
- Work with multiple delivery teams in support of ongoing technical development activities by leading and informing architectural decisions and technical design while also ensuring consistency of approach and swift resolution of cross-team issues and dependencies.
- Act as a “go-to" technical resource for business owners, product managers and technology executive and architects, working closely in order to map and support their operational needs and build consensus from different constituencies in the organization around issues that are often highly technical and complex.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Deep technical skills across several enterprise technologies, both proprietary and open-source, and a good breadth across many technologies – no area of technology is a complete mystery. Knowledge spanning multiple platforms and architectures with solid understanding of algorithms, data structures, and performance optimization techniques.
- Must have experience building digital media and transaction software systems and architecture
- Demonstrated excellence in designing and implementing multi-tiered consumer and enterprise applications (J2EE, LAMP, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Sterling), high throughput services and integration middleware
- Knowledge of both traditional SDLC (RUP, Waterfall) as well as Agile development techniques, including test driven development, continuous integration and delivery methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, XP and Lean.
- Expertise with heterogeneous, enterprise, distributed, object-oriented client/server and/or web-based systems design and implementation.
- Minimum 15 years development experience, 7 years experience as a technical lead and at least 7 years managing a development team. Global development experience required.
- 10+ years of directly-related experience in object-oriented analysis, development and architecture demonstrating both innovation and excellent problem-solving skills
- 10+ yrs of domain experience in Retail, Media, CRM, E-commerce, Content Management & Delivery and/or Supply Chain/Distribution
- 3+ years as lead architect in a sizable corporate concern or chief technology officer in a startup or early stage business.
- A track record for managing/directing people designing and applying both best-of-breed and “home grown” solutions to meet business objectives on large-scale technology projects, evaluating impacts on integration, inter-operability, reliability, performance, scalability, flexibility and maintainability.
- Experience in handling multiple concurrent projects developing total solutions and interacting with other key business functions within the organization, including the ability to present and negotiate with stakeholders on designs produced.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with marketing and advertising strategists, e-Commerce technology counterparts, project managers, Creative Directors, designers, and analysts.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
- Technical Bachelor or Masters degree (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc.).
- Experience working within a traditional, luxury retailer with physical distribution and a large retail footprint
- Experience architecting scalable, robust, content-rich and interactive web applications and in-depth knowledge of web development methodologies, tools and techniques
- Experience creating benchmark tests, designing for scalability and performance, and designing/integrating large-scale systems.
- Experience working at relevant scale within International markets
- Experience working for or with a top-tier global digital agency

Direct Hire Position - New York, New York
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Janine Lewis
Elan Partners
15455 Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Addison, TX 75001
Phone: 214295.2848
Fax: 972764.5101


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