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Senior Advanced Solutions Architect

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary

Partner closely with development, senior product management, architecture, information security & infrastructure teams within a large organization to deliver software & technology products that meet functional & non-functional requirements & produce desired business outcomes. Curate & adhere to architectural principles & associated processes for adopting new technology or integrating with a new third-party solution. Advise senior product management on technology specific aspects of product strategy development & adopt emerging technology appropriate to stated goals. Mentors junior solutions architecture staff on architectural principles & methods. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop the overall software & deployment architecture of application solutions across several teams within a large organization
  • Partner with 3rd party vendors to integrate capabilities as required by the solution under development
  • Present opportunities with cost/benefit analysis to leadership in order to shape sound architectural decisions
  • Lead the discovery phase of large projects to develop high level architecture & design
  • Draft, review & maintain architectural diagrams, interface specifications & other architectural artifacts as required by the delivery teams to clearly communicate the needs of the solution under development
  • Interact with & present to senior engineering & product management with the presence to influence & drive the decision makers to a solution
  • Identify key technology overlaps & gaps; formulate strategies to optimize technology spend
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure clarity between ongoing projects & the strategic objectives of the company
  • Assess emerging technologies & make appropriate recommendations based on business needs
  • Mentor team members & Solutions Architects in software development principles, patterns, processes & practices
  • Promote the capture & reuse of intellectual capital, including code objects & components
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer science or another related technical field
  • 12+ years experience in software/infrastructure development domain with emphasis on utilizing design patterns & architectural principles to ensure timely delivery of quality solutions
  • 7+ years experience taking a lead role in the successful delivery of complex software & automation systems
  • Any experience integrating open source technologies in high volume production environments with strong knowledge of agile methodology
  • Any delivered innovative results in previous roles demonstrating strong knowledge of industry trends & industry competition
  • Any strong performance management experience of large work groups
  • Any expertise/experience in business case development, product scoping & project planning with development teams
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer science, information systems, or related technical field
  • 5+ years experience in designing eCommerce applications & working on high volume internet scale solutions
  • Any experience developing/architecting public cloud-hosted backend services with Azure/GCP
  • Any experience developing/designing a scalable microservices architecture in Go, Java and Node.js
  • Any experience developing React, Swift (iOS), Kotlin (Android)

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: General Office- Cincinnati; Any


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11450 Grooms Road || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Solution Architect, Architecture, Engineer, Developer, Information Systems, Technology, Engineering

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