Enterprise Architect, Product Facing Systems (Remote) at Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

| Columbus, OH | Remote
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Company Description

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a portfolio of five global, renowned lifestyle brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. We reach customers across 120+ countries and strive to create inclusive, welcoming, omni-channel experiences for our global customers.

How do we do it? Every day, our associates show up and empower one another to stay curious and think big. As a team of relentless innovators, we aren’t afraid to dream boldly. We are accountable and aim to the highest caliber to understand, push boundaries and embrace change. We coach, mentor, care, and bring our best selves every day because we are in this together. Whether you lead yourself, a team, or the company, everyone is a leader at A&F. 

    Job Description

    Primary responsibility of the architect is to work within the A&F IT and business community to ensure systems are architected utilizing industry best practices, and within the guidelines set forth by A&F.

    Support Full System/Solutions architecture needs for Core Merchandising Upgrade work, inclusive of solution discovery and planning for moving custom capabilities into other systems if required. Solutions Architects work to create options, macro level designs and solve large enterprise problems within our enterprise. Person should be saavy in working with 3rd party partners to deliver the capability and strive to get us to a zero-customization goal for our Oracle RMS to Oracle MFCS project. This individual should bring a high level of industry and platform expertise to offer best practices and support new ways of working for our teams. Facilitate design patterns which support reuse, test driven development, and simplification of software packages within the organization. Work with local (specific platform) architects and other enterprise architects to design solutions which meet enterprise standards inclusive of integration standards, and drive to the next. 

    What will you be doing?

    • Establish North Star Vision of technology landscape with area leaders of Product facing applications and infrastructure to the new vision
    • Work with Project Portfolio Management team and business stakeholders to conceptualize projects, estimate new work, create overarching solution design, and ensure both business and technical goals are met with the estimates
    • Oversee solutions design in the space of Product facing systems for project delivery efforts. Advise on steps to achieve modernization goals
    • Identify risks and dependencies and collaborate with architects, developers and business stakeholders to eliminate or reduce technical debt across the portfolio
    • Team up with the functional business leaders in Planning, Allocation, Wholesale, and IT to line up the business and technical roadmaps to ensure the most effective and efficient value and speed prioritization
    • Develop a strategic executable roadmap of evolution of the Product Facing Systems portfolio considering strategic business and IT vision
    • Develop, train, and mentor other application architects both through project work and/or POC work for solutions design. This includes regular technical updates to the team, informal and formal training sessions, and 1-1 coaching
    • Serve as an advanced technical leader and as such, a role model both technically and behaviorally
    • Document architectural standards and design patterns for reference in decision-making, development and build practices. Ensure leverage and use of the architectural practices, DevOps and other standards are built into future and existing projects
    • Perform market assessments on new technology tools to understand capability differences amongst providers and ensure alignment with A&F architectural and security standards
    • Partner with the infrastructure and Security teams on concept work, DevOps, solutions design, and transformation efforts to ensure proper scope, resources and costs allocated for needs
    • Support Application Rationalization efforts to simplify application landscape and standardize on modern technology.
    • Lead and/or participate on technical user groups, task forces, and committees that are relevant to architecture.
    • Responsible for continually growing their skills and knowledge.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    What will you need to bring?

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 15+ years experience in various roles of technical leadership within a large-scale organization
    • Personal Attributes: Self-starter, Collaborative, Curious, Strong work ethic, Highly motivated, Team oriented
    • Proactive solution orientation with a drive to overcome obstacles
    • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
    • Excellent analytical and technical skills
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills

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    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Columbus, OH. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892. It has 19699 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 49 open jobs at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., click here.
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