Solution Architect - Plan to Produce

If you're ready to innovate and lead in the Solution Architecture space, join Nike's Enterprise Architecture organization! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike technology platforms and architecting a technology landscape that is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey to 2020 and beyond.

The Enterprise Architecture team will partner and engage with business and technology leaders across all the business functions within the enterprise in planning, creating, maintaining and executing a capability roadmap aligned to the overall company and functional strategies to ensure that the people, process, data insights/information, and technology needs are accurately captured and planned for short, medium and long-term execution.

As Solution Architect for Plan to Produce, you will be part of a highly visible team focused on enabling Nike's end-to-end Digital Capability. The technical strategy and architecture you help define will have a direct impact on Nike's Digitization strategy.

You will engage, collaborate and partner with Nike's Supply Planning, Sourcing, and Manufacturing community leaders and stakeholders across Business and Technology to understand long and short-term business strategies, provide thought leadership, and engage in proactive planning of an executable Design. You will also be responsible for helping establish the practice of Enterprise Architecture within Nike and will bring broad experiences in driving quality & consistency across business architecture methodology and deliverables enterprise wide.

Solution Architect, Source to Pay Responsibilities:

• Work closely with Supply Planning, Sourcing, and Manufacturing business and technical experts to create an End-to-End strategy and architecture supporting Plan to Produce at scale
• Drive the overall Plan to Produce architectural strategy with hands-on leadership in ideation and implementation
• Develop solution design, recommendations, and options based on business capability roadmaps and requirements following API first model, enterprise security standards and reference architectures
• Lead solution optioning and recommendations around complex solutions
• Drive and facilitate the right discussions that identify solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape
• Gain acceptance of solutions and ensure decisions are made and deviations from standards are properly identified, addressed, documented
• Lead, build, manage, and enhance solution architectures to drive enablement of the longer term roadmap
• Influence business and technology partners as necessary
• Create and maintain solution and technology inventories
• Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely to varying levels of technical, business, and executive stakeholders
• Advocate and drive adoption of "best practices" to ensure standardization of solution architecture outputs across the enterprise
• Alignment with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership
• Effectively manage priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation


Qualifications
• 7+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology roadmap creation
• 3+ years as a lead architect
• 10+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions
• Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and best practices for software design
• Strong experience in distributed, microservice Architecture
• Design and implementation experience with cloud platform providers such as Amazon Web Services AWS and/or other cloud providers
• Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment
• Large enterprise experience with solution delivery
• Ability to articulate and document architectural decisions and roadmaps at a senior executive level
• Excellent technical understanding and experience with technologies commonly used in cloud based systems (Java, REST, JavaScript, Python, JSON, etc.)
• Strong facilitation skills and experience in managing senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions
• Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)
• 7+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology roadmap creation
• 3+ years as a lead architect
• 10+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions
• Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and best practices for software design
• Strong experience in distributed, microservice Architecture
• Design and implementation experience with cloud platform providers such as Amazon Web Services AWS and/or other cloud providers
• Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment
• Large enterprise experience with solution delivery
• Ability to articulate and document architectural decisions and roadmaps at a senior executive level
• Excellent technical understanding and experience with technologies commonly used in cloud based systems (Java, REST, JavaScript, Python, JSON, etc.)
• Strong facilitation skills and experience in managing senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions
• Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)


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