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Architect - Retail Services

Company: myGwork
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Who we
are?lululemon is a yoga-inspired
technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our
overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a
growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and
places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores,
our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every
community we are in.
About this
team: This role is on Retail Services
team in the lululemon technology organization. This team is responsible for creating API's
and backend integration following microservices architecture principals on AWS cloud
infrastructure stack. This Senior Architect I position is a highly technical role with
accountability for architecture scoped to business-transformative projects and is involved
with projects from inception through implementation.
Our team is fast-paced and taking on exciting new initiatives to
support a fast-growing business. We strive to adopt leading-edge technology and seek to
improve on the solutions continuously. We are not afraid to try new things, have fun, and
encourage each other to take on new challenges. We support each other in growing
professionally and personally. We fail forward and learn from our mistakes, thus creating a
better path ahead. We create space for team members to share feedback and ideas that can help
us continually grow as an organization.
We operate following agile framework and leverage multiple
product teams across our various functions. We encourage our teams to norm and figure out the
best way to deliver critical business initiatives. We institute a culture of fun and
lightheartedness to enjoy work each day. We are inclusive and know that we are stronger as a
team than as an individual.
A day in the
life: As an Architect, you will
interface with key stakeholders and apply your technical proficiency across different stages
of the Project Life Cycle including Requirements Elicitation, Application Architecture
definition, Design and Development. You will ensure that the backend integrations are well
designed using best practices to meet the scalability and reliability for growing global
commerce business. The Architect partners with delivery teams to architect, design, and build
flexible, scalable, and resilient applications and services that can more easily adapt to
future business needs.

  • Provides thought leadership
    across multiple teams to ensure that systems and services are designed, and operating to
    achieve optimal levels of performance, reliability, and sustainability
  • Leads the
    business/functional architecture and strategy for solutions in a manner consistent with
    lululemon Technology's enterprise architecture, applying common frameworks and re-usable
  • Helps ensure the operational platforms and associated
    interfacing data and systems have been properly architected end-to-end to meet the
    functional and non-functional needs of the business
  • Brings conceptual design down to a level of detail that can be
    physically implemented
  • Supports in the implementation (development and configuration)
    of the systems
  • Develops and maintains current and future-state architecture
    models and ensures all documentation is kept up to date
  • Assist the estimation of dev and QA efforts ensuring proper
    understanding of implementation scope, as well as adherence to best practices and
    methodical delivery
  • Work directly with Business
    Analysts to define and refine technical requirements for future work
  • Participate in technology
    reviews and conduct as-built audit + documentation, and work with ops readiness teams to
    design system continuity and support.
  • Drive common vision,
    practices, and capabilities across teams
  • Demonstrates ability to coach team members
    around best practices for delivering performant and scalable solutions
  • Conduct research to aid in
    product development and tools selection
    • Bachelor's Degree in IT Engineering, Computer
      Science with 5-10 years' experience
    • 5+ years' experience with key cloud technologies AWS,
      Terraform, Jenkins, Hashicorp Vault, Kafka, Kubernetes, Containerization (Docker), Apigee,
    • 5+ years Java development experience building enterprise
    • Experience with APM tools such Dynatrace, App dynamics etc. and
      monitoring tools like Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk etc. across Windows and UNIX
    • Experience on microservice based applications
    • Experience with event-based and message-driven distributed
    • Experience with delivery of AWS Architectures that includes
      Application Architecture, Integration Architecture, Data Architecture, Infrastructure
      Architecture, Development Architecture, Operations Architecture, and Security
    • Experience in designing and building cloud native AWS
      solutions, covering for example container services, serverless architectures, high
      availability and fault-tolerance implementations, database services, data integration & big
      data processing and storage concepts
    • Deep understanding of different messaging paradigms (pub/sub,
      queuing), as well as delivery models, quality-of-service, and fault-tolerance
    • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing
      highly distributed and secure multi-region cloud-based systems
    • Experience influencing a broad range of engineering teams and
      aligning to a common vision
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track and
      prioritize numerous tasks and to coordinate activities with a high sense of urgency
    • Excellent presentation, verbal, written, interpersonal and
      listening skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills including
      collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation
    • Strong collaboration skills to achieve business goals
      collectively across broad teams
    • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences
      others to change
    • Must be capable of providing leadership for junior and senior
      software engineers alike, understands how to leverage and enhance their current
      • Strong understanding of basic programming concepts and data
      • Passion for quality and relentless improvement
      • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes
        personal responsibility for their life
      • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates
        to achieve great results
      • Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space
        for others to do the same
      • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is
        bigger than the fear of failure
      • Fosters connection by putting people first and building
        trusting relationships
      • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working,
        aka doesn't take themselves too seriously
        Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost
        appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
        Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed,
        age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical
        condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related
        medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and
        local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals
        with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all
        practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer,
        termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily
        responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented,
        you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are
        This employer is a corporate member of
        myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
        students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Keywords: myGwork, Seattle , Architect - Retail Services, Other , Seattle, Washington

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