Under Armour, Inc. Sr. Lead, Solutions Architect (REMOTE) in Helana, Montana
Sr. Lead, Solutions Architect (REMOTE)
Date: May 12, 2022
Location: Remote, US
Company: Under Armour
Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.
The Senior Solutions Architect ( Sr, SA) provides a bridge between specific business opportunities and the technology solutions which are needed to support them. They help define the Enterprise Architecture and its standards, as well as ensuring compliance with the Enterprise Architecture and quality of deliverables within area of ownership during project execution.
As Sr. SA at Under Armour, your responsibilities are split between supporting long term technology decisions and driving project execution in the near term.
Strategic support: You will partner with enterprise architecture to create executable solutions roadmap in support of 3YP and 5YP targets. You will participate in the discussion around specific software solutions within area of ownership, and assist ITBP and EA teams to create and maintain a long term technology roadmap. Responsibilities also include partnering with business process owners and our IT business partner organization to drive the business case review process by reviewing requirements and providing high level solutions to determine level of effort and estimated costs.
Project execution: You will also provide leadership and oversight during the full lifecycle execution of projects to ensure the deliverables meet the business requirements, adherence to architectural standards, and high standards of quality. Projects will often be large, cross functional, and global in nature.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provide Support for Strategic Technology Decisions:
Partner with enterprise architecture to create executable solutions roadmap in support of 3YP and 5YP targets
Partner with enterprise architecture to help develop standards. Lead adoption within specific team, and ensure principles and standards are followed on projects
Works with enterprise architecture to develop target architecture and develop enterprise repository
Design, develop and implement solutions
Within area of ownership, lead the design and oversee implementation for large, cross functional strategic programs that may span multiple smaller projects over multiple years
Support active projects throughout the lifecycle, providing oversight and guidance on development objects to ensure consistency with original design as well as overall quality of deliverables
Investigates operational requirements and seeks effective business solutions through the design and implementation of technology solutions and/or business process improvements
Proactively Identifies gaps and opportunities to improve existing functionality. Lead design process, and then either drive delivery process directly, or transition to support analyst teams to drive completion of delivery
Business case development & project scoping
Support scoping of technology as part of development of long term roadmaps drive by EA and ITBP teams. This support involves assessing possible technology solutions, level of effort to implement, and support needs once solutions are implemented
Support development of project business cases by evaluating business requirements and using deep knowledge of business processes and solutions capabilities in area determine high level solution and level of effort estimates
Support prioritization process for smaller, non-project prioritization process by reviewing requests and interpreting requirements to drive high level solutioning and level of effort collection
Provide advanced production support in situations requiring escalation over L1/L2 and UA solutions analyst teams
For major issues or system problems, initiate and lead a small cross functional team to resolve issue through business process or technology improvements
Contributes project artifacts to architecture repositories, and ensures ongoing maintenance
Become an evangelist within team for EA process and drive adherence to standards and processes
Manage working relationship with Business leadership within respective process to ensure alignment of solutions to the functional areas
Support Business Relationship Manager in efforts to manage business stakeholders
Partners with solution architects from other areas to create cohesive, integrated, and supportable solutions
Supports and mentors teammates
Demonstrate though leadership in industry trends, innovations & future technology development for respective process areas or functional areas
Establish and maintain Business Process Expertise for respective processes and functional area
Uses available resources to gain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant IT field.
Builds network of industry colleagues to stay current on trends
Identifies new and emerging hardware and software technologies and products based on own area of expertise, assesses their relevance and potential value to the organization, contributes to briefings of staff and management.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex technical concepts in business terms for functional leadership including VP+ Proven negotiation and influencing skills
Knowledge of ITIL Service Operations concepts
Knowledge of or certification in The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) certification is a plus
Strong customer focus
Ability to highlight/identify gaps in existing functionality and frame this problem in Technology terms
Excellent problem solving skills – able to identify, analyze and propose solutions to various consumer, technical and business issues
Exceptional team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Hands on experience in multiple full life-cycle project implementations or major cross functional projects is required
Experience with the Martech, Consumer Digital, Retail, and eCommerce Platforms is preferred
Possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
Proven experience working as part of a global team is preferred
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines
Must be a self-starter, proactive, and possess the ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong consumer-centric focus with proven customer service or client management experience
Education And / Or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Information System Management, Computer Science, or a relevant business area such as Supply Chain Management preferred, but relevant professional experience will be considered.
10+ Years’ experience hands on working with Adobe, SAP, Salesforce, Manhattan, or other World-Class systems.
ITIL certifications are a plus
English: Fluent verbally and written
Mandarin, Spanish: optional but highly desirable
- Return to Office Designation: Fully Remote
- No Relocation Provided
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