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Solutions Architect - IT Membership and Marketing

  • ... Seattle, Western Australia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 155000 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Solutions Architect - IT Membership and Marketing   

JOB TITLE:

Solutions Architect - IT Membership and Marketing

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Seattle Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the third largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in fourteen countries.
Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed.
As proof, Costco ranks seventh in Forbes Worlds Best Employers.

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costcos success is its culture.
The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes.
Our employees and our members come FIRST.
Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy.
The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others.

Come join the Costco Wholesale IT family.
Costco IT is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts.
We are building the next generation retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees.

Solution Architects create IT architecture & design solutions based on business requirements, industry trends, and technology options.
Solution Architects are responsible and accountable for the solution architecture in partnership with enterprise architects, domain architects, and engineering teams.
Solution Architects partner with the delivery team for solution planning, delivery, detailed design and implemented solutions.
Solution Architects ensure the implemented solutions are consistent with the approved architecture.
Solution Architects communicate, mentor, and lead teams based on program or project needs for solution delivery.

The Membership and Marketing Solutions Architect role is the conversion of business requirements into an architecture and design that will become the blueprint for the solution being created to solve an identified business problem.
The conversion is based upon the requirements and objectives of the business and guided by the strategies, design patterns, and best practices aligned with the Enterprise Architecture group, and adapted to the business domain.
The Solution Architect defines the end-to-end architecture and ensures the detailed design and implemented solutions are consistent with the overall architecture.

If you want to be a part of one of the worldwide BEST companies to work for, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

ROLE

  • Analyzes the Business-IT environment (run, grow, and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation, and innovation).
  • Identifies aging technology issues, or misalignment, with business requirements, and proposes solutions.
  • Partners with Enterprise Architects for domain roadmaps and reference architecture.
  • Executes projects and initiatives on the domain roadmap in partnership with Enterprise Architects.
  • Consults with application and infrastructure development projects, and identifies when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solution architecture.
  • Collaborates with Enterprise Architects to balance needs between Solution Architectural Guardrails.
  • Designs, develops, and directs solution architectures, design exceptions, and governance activities in compliance with target states, reference architectures, architecture standards, technology guardrails, and security and operational guidelines.
  • Identifies the organizational impact (Skills, processes, structures, or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.
  • Creates non-functional specs for operational agility, disaster recovery, and support.
  • Establishes solution delivery flow for continuous integration, testing and delivery, and operational deployment in partnership with project managers, solution leads and other stakeholders.
  • Conducts design reviews to validate alignment with architecture.
  • Modifies solution architecture to support changing business or technology requirements.
  • Documents solutions architecture design and analysis work, and communicates architectural decisions that impact solutions.
  • Communicates infrastructure, software, information, and/solution concepts to all levels of management.
  • Designs methodology that consistently yields the right level of technical design documentation and develops technical solutions that conform both to customer requirements and information development standards.
  • Adheres to Costcos Architectural Framework and Governance model.
  • Works with the Product Manager to define use cases, including alternate flows as needed.
  • Establishes a Center-of-Excellence (CoE) within the portfolio to elicit, harvest, validate and collaborate with System Architects and Full Stack Engineers (FSEs) to reach a consensus on key architecture decisions across systems in the portfolio.
  • Moderates a Solution Architecture Review Board (SARB) at the portfolio level to approve the CoEs key architecture decisions which meet the best compromise between portfolio Architecture, Product Management, Delivery Management and leadership priorities.
  • Works closely with PMO to scope and assist in implementation.
  • Defines system/technical use cases and requirements.
  • Evaluates non-functional requirements for testability and technical acceptance criteria.
  • Addresses compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
  • Creates high-level models that guide solution architecture, including component, context, data-flow security, data, services, infrastructure, deployment and integration viewpoints.
  • Refines those high-level models based on ever-changing requirements.
  • Creates transitional architecture views as part of solution design.
  • Adheres to IT standards.
  • Defines and documents the actions needed to close architecture gaps in support of business objectives.
  • Participates in reviews of the designs, prototypes and other technical deliverables to ensure they fulfill requirements and meet standards.
  • Estimates development effort.

REQUIRED

  • 10+ years professional Information Technology experience.
  • 7+ years hands-on architecture with broad COTS package integration experience.
  • Knowledge of IT Application architecture, Design methodologies across multiple platforms.
  • Strong leadership in designing and building cloud applications using cloud technologies (PaaS, IaaS), database query languages, and web programming languages under general direction.
  • Proficient at modeling at 3 levels of abstraction: conceptual, logical, physical.
  • Proficient in modeling languages: Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Decision Modeling Notation (DMN), Unified Modeling Notation (UML), specifically the following UML diagrams: Use Case diagrams, Statemachine diagrams, Class diagrams, Component diagrams, Sequence diagrams, Communication diagrams, Deployment diagrams.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with multiple SDLC methods.
  • Ability to make architecture changes in a dynamic agile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution) at all levels.
  • Ability to translate technical ideas/designs to business language and communicate trade-offs and transactional states with technical and business teams.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • Has built good relationships with stakeholders and teams.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and coordination skills.
  • Team player.
    Proven ability to work effectively within a large organization that operates using a matrix organization.
  • Able to support off-hours work as required, including weekends and holidays.

Recommended

  • Solution Architecture Professional Certification (e.
    g.
    , IASA CITA-F, CITA-A or higher).
  • Proficient in service oriented architecture (SOA), micro-service-architecture (MSA), messaging, object-oriented programming concepts, multi-tiered distributed component based technology, relational and non-relational databases, infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities, legacy infrastructure platforms and technologies, and enterprise service bus.
  • Strong facilitation/negotiation skills.
    Ability to interface with and influence people at multiple levels within the organization.
  • Domain knowledge of the Retail industry desired.
  • Other architecture certifications (e.
    g.
    TOGAF 9 certification, SEI, SAFe, ScrumAlliance).
  • Microsoft Azure certification preferred.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.


Pay Ranges:

Level 2 - $120,000 - $155,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

Level 3 - $145,000 - $180,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

Level 4 - $175,000 - $230,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits - medical/dental/vision/hearing aid/pharmacy/behavioral health/employee assistance, health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, 401(k), stock purchase plan to eligible employees.

Costco is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Costco is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to IT-Recruiting@costco.
com

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

155000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707361520-a0810fd92334f7d88ea64507930542e5

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Seattle

Job Origin:

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Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the third largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in fourteen countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco ranks seventh in Forbes Worlds Best Employers.

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costcos success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others.

Come join the Costco Wholesale IT family. Costco IT is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts. We are building the next generation retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees.

Solution Architects create IT architecture & design solutions based on business requirements, industry trends, and technology options. Solution Architects are responsible and accountable for the solution architecture in partnership with enterprise architects, domain architects, and engineering teams. Solution Architects partner with the delivery team for solution planning, delivery, detailed design and implemented solutions. Solution Architects ensure the implemented solutions are consistent with the approved architecture. Solution Architects communicate, mentor, and lead teams based on program or project needs for solution delivery.

The Membership and Marketing Solutions Architect role is the conversion of business requirements into an architecture and design that will become the blueprint for the solution being created to solve an identified business problem. The conversion is based upon the requirements and objectives of the business and guided by the strategies, design patterns, and best practices aligned with the Enterprise Architecture group, and adapted to the business domain. The Solution Architect defines the end-to-end architecture and ensures the detailed design and implemented solutions are consistent with the overall architecture.

If you want to be a part of one of the worldwide BEST companies to work for, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

ROLE

  • Analyzes the Business-IT environment (run, grow, and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation, and innovation).
  • Identifies aging technology issues, or misalignment, with business requirements, and proposes solutions.
  • Partners with Enterprise Architects for domain roadmaps and reference architecture.
  • Executes projects and initiatives on the domain roadmap in partnership with Enterprise Architects.
  • Consults with application and infrastructure development projects, and identifies when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solution architecture.
  • Collaborates with Enterprise Architects to balance needs between Solution Architectural Guardrails.
  • Designs, develops, and directs solution architectures, design exceptions, and governance activities in compliance with target states, reference architectures, architecture standards, technology guardrails, and security and operational guidelines.
  • Identifies the organizational impact (Skills, processes, structures, or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.
  • Creates non-functional specs for operational agility, disaster recovery, and support.
  • Establishes solution delivery flow for continuous integration, testing and delivery, and operational deployment in partnership with project managers, solution leads and other stakeholders.
  • Conducts design reviews to validate alignment with architecture.
  • Modifies solution architecture to support changing business or technology requirements.
  • Documents solutions architecture design and analysis work, and communicates architectural decisions that impact solutions.
  • Communicates infrastructure, software, information, and/solution concepts to all levels of management.
  • Designs methodology that consistently yields the right level of technical design documentation and develops technical solutions that conform both to customer requirements and information development standards.
  • Adheres to Costcos Architectural Framework and Governance model.
  • Works with the Product Manager to define use cases, including alternate flows as needed.
  • Establishes a Center-of-Excellence (CoE) within the portfolio to elicit, harvest, validate and collaborate with System Architects and Full Stack Engineers (FSEs) to reach a consensus on key architecture decisions across systems in the portfolio.
  • Moderates a Solution Architecture Review Board (SARB) at the portfolio level to approve the CoEs key architecture decisions which meet the best compromise between portfolio Architecture, Product Management, Delivery Management and leadership priorities.
  • Works closely with PMO to scope and assist in implementation.
  • Defines system/technical use cases and requirements.
  • Evaluates non-functional requirements for testability and technical acceptance criteria.
  • Addresses compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
  • Creates high-level models that guide solution architecture, including component, context, data-flow security, data, services, infrastructure, deployment and integration viewpoints.
  • Refines those high-level models based on ever-changing requirements.
  • Creates transitional architecture views as part of solution design.
  • Adheres to IT standards.
  • Defines and documents the actions needed to close architecture gaps in support of business objectives.
  • Participates in reviews of the designs, prototypes and other technical deliverables to ensure they fulfill requirements and meet standards.
  • Estimates development effort.

REQUIRED

  • 10+ years professional Information Technology experience.
  • 7+ years hands-on architecture with broad COTS package integration experience.
  • Knowledge of IT Application architecture, Design methodologies across multiple platforms.
  • Strong leadership in designing and building cloud applications using cloud technologies (PaaS, IaaS), database query languages, and web programming languages under general direction.
  • Proficient at modeling at 3 levels of abstraction: conceptual, logical, physical.
  • Proficient in modeling languages: Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Decision Modeling Notation (DMN), Unified Modeling Notation (UML), specifically the following UML diagrams: Use Case diagrams, Statemachine diagrams, Class diagrams, Component diagrams, Sequence diagrams, Communication diagrams, Deployment diagrams.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with multiple SDLC methods.
  • Ability to make architecture changes in a dynamic agile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution) at all levels.
  • Ability to translate technical ideas/designs to business language and communicate trade-offs and transactional states with technical and business teams.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • Has built good relationships with stakeholders and teams.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and coordination skills.
  • Team player. Proven ability to work effectively within a large organization that operates using a matrix organization.
  • Able to support off-hours work as required, including weekends and holidays.

Recommended

  • Solution Architecture Professional Certification (e.g., IASA CITA-F, CITA-A or higher).
  • Proficient in service oriented architecture (SOA), micro-service-architecture (MSA), messaging, object-oriented programming concepts, multi-tiered distributed component based technology, relational and non-relational databases, infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities, legacy infrastructure platforms and technologies, and enterprise service bus.
  • Strong facilitation/negotiation skills. Ability to interface with and influence people at multiple levels within the organization.
  • Domain knowledge of the Retail industry desired.
  • Other architecture certifications (e.g. TOGAF 9 certification, SEI, SAFe, ScrumAlliance).
  • Microsoft Azure certification preferred.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.


Pay Ranges:

Level 2 - $120,000 - $155,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

Level 3 - $145,000 - $180,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

Level 4 - $175,000 - $230,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits - medical/dental/vision/hearing aid/pharmacy/behavioral health/employee assistance, health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, 401(k), stock purchase plan to eligible employees.

Costco is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Costco is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to IT-Recruiting@costco.com

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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