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PepsiCo

Director, Application Architecture

Purchase, NY

Overview

We are PepsiCo

PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with more than $67 Billion in Net Revenue and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that each generate more than $1 Billion in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo's strength is its people. We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, located around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals.

We believe that acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing to do for our business. At PepsiCo, we aim to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We call this Winning with Purpose. For more information on PepsiCo and the opportunities it holds, visit www.pepsico.com.

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Digital Products and Services at PepsiCo

The Digital Evolution is critical to driving PepsiCo's ambitions around being FASTER, STRONGER, and BETTER. The Digital Products & Solutions team designs, builds, and stands up digital solutions across the value chain, that are embedded into business processes to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain high ROI. Guided by PEPSICO's global priorities, the Digital Products & Services team create user-centric digital products that can be scaled globally by leveraging the leading technologies, advanced analytics algorithms and latest user research.

Director Application Architect

The Director, Application Architect will play a pivotal role in software development activities and long-term initiative planning and collaboration across the Strategy & Transformation (S&T) organization. Software Engineering is the cornerstone of scalable digital transformation across PepsiCo's value chain. This leader will establish an end-to-end vision of the overall application design and provide technology leadership to the application architecture in terms of focus, technical direction, and breadth of coverage of relevant technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to work cross functionally with product, service design and operations across the organization
  • Demonstrated passion for excellence with respect to Engineering services, education, and support
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to navigate through a complex and matrixed internal environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units
  • Ability to navigate a complex organization and to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level

Strategy
  1. Create the vision and guide a team of engineers to build and support digital products and solutions (DPS) across S&T core priorities
  2. Lead multi-discipline, high-performance work teams distributed across remote locations effectively. Build, manage, develop, and mentor a team of engineers.
  3. Interact with executives across the company to lead the narrative around software engineering
  4. Manage and appropriately escalate delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes tied to the engineering initiatives to the stakeholders
  5. Develop application architecture strategy in alignment with the Business goals
  6. Manages an application architecture governance process develops, communicates and ensures adherence to architecture processes, principles, policies and standards for the enterprise
  7. Review business drivers and strategies understands the implications to the application architecture and identifies/mitigates risks to solutions.
  8. Champion and communicate the application architecture to the business leaders and contracting teams, associating the implication of the architecture to objectives/drivers/goals.

Architect
  1. Define development guidelines and standards to be utilized in application development and integration
  2. Analyze the current IT ecosystem application architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements
  3. Define transition steps and strategy from the current to the future application architecture
  4. Define the conceptual and detailed architecture for the development of applications and oversee the evolution of that architecture as the platform is deployed across the entire organization
  5. Develop methods to integrate systems that interact and extend across organizational and functional lines
  6. Develop and maintain IT ecosystem application architecture models, processes and documentation

Innovate
  1. Identify emerging technologies that can enable the overall business architecture
  2. Contribute to the development of proof of concepts or prototypes
  3. Partners with associates to build a comprehensive reference architecture, examine existing frameworks and prepare for the future

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • Master's or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant software development and engineering leadership experience
  • 10+ years of experience on architecting fault tolerant, high scale distributed systems
  • 3+ years' managing multiple application architects/solution architects/principal software engineers
  • Commanding knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design
  • Working knowledge of programming languages beyond C#, Java, C or C++ (e.g. Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Experience with Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and cloud specific PaaS and SaaS solutions
  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
  • Experience with high throughput cloud native distributed systems
  • Experience implementing and consuming large-scale web services
  • Deep knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience with JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, React-Redux or other front-end frameworks
  • Full stack engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in supply chain planning systems
  • Strong attention to detail and extremely well-organized
  • Ability to run a large team of software engineers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Ability to be able to interface with the business and recognize their needs and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and extremely well-organized
  • Ability to be able to interface with the business and recognize their needs and priorities
  • Ability to work cross functionally with product, service design and operations across the organization
  • Demonstrated passion for excellence with respect to Engineering services, education, and support
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to navigate through a complex and matrixed internal environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units
  • Ability to navigate a complex organization and to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to navigate through a complex and matrixed internal environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with regional and global partners in other functional units
  • Ability to navigate a complex organization and to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level

Compensation and Benefit Details:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $150,000 - $300,000 based on a full-time schedule.
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 25% of annual salary paid out annually.
  • and an additional target payout of 10% of annual salary is paid out over 3 years following the end of the performance period.
  • Long term incentive equity may be awarded based on eligibility and performance.
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.
  • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.

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Client-provided location(s): Purchase, Harrison, NY 10577, USA
Job ID: PepsiCo-267613-en-us-1
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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