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Advanced Solutions Architect

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 88

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Position Summary

Partner with development, product management, architecture, information security and infrastructure teams to deliver software and technology products that meet requirements and produce desired business outcomes. Adhere to established architectural principles and associated processes for adopting new technology or integrating with a new third-party solution. Advise product management on technology specific aspects of product roadmap development and recommend adoption of emerging technology appropriate to stated goals. 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 teams within a single domain
  • Partner with engineering staff to deliver solutions
  • Partner with 3rd party vendors to integrate capabilities as required by the solution under development
  • Partner with Senior Solutions Architects during large, cross-functional project discovery to develop high level architecture and design
  • Lead architectural design reviews as required
  • Draft, review and maintain architectural diagrams, interface specifications and other architectural artifacts as required by the delivery teams to clearly communicate the needs of the solution under development
  • Interact with/present to engineering and product management with the presence to influence and drive the decision makers to a solution
  • Identify technology overlaps and gaps and inform Senior Solutions Architecture staff
  • Assess emerging technologies and make appropriate recommendations based on business needs
  • Mentor engineering team members in software development and architectural principles, patterns, processes and practices
  • Promote the capture and reuse of intellectual capital, including code objects and components
  • Contribute to Solutions Architecture Community of Practice
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or in another related technical field
  • 10+ years of experience in software or infrastructure development domain with emphasis on utilizing design patterns and architectural principles to ensure the timely delivery of quality solutions
  • 5+ years of experience taking a lead role in the successful delivery of complex software and automation systems
  • Any experience integrating open source technologies in high volume production environments and strong knowledge of agile methodology
  • Proven knowledge of technology to support omnichannel experiences
  • Proven knowledge of service-oriented architecture/Cloud
  • Demonstrated capability to build, mentor and maintain an inclusive team-based environment
  • Proven delivery of innovative results in previous roles and strong knowledge of industry trends and industry competition
  • Demonstrated written, oral and presentation/public speaking communication skills; demonstrated interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate/work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 5+ years of experience in designing eCommerce applications
  • 3+ years of experience working on high volume, Internet scale solutions
  • Any experience developing and/or architecting public cloud-hosted backend services with Azure and/or GCP
  • Any experience developing/designing a scalable microservices architecture in Go, Java & Node.js
  • Any experience developing React, Swift (native iOS), Kotlin (native Android)
  • Master's Degree in computer science, information systems, or related technical field
  • Education Level: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
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    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 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 || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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

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