Lead Solutions Architect at Brady Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)

| Milwaukee, WI
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Job Description

Brady Corporation Overview:

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady's products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2021, employed approximately 5,700 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady's fiscal 2021 sales were approximately $1.14 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available at www.bradycorp.com.

The innovative spirit, the contagious energy and passion for collaboration drive the sense of community we've built. We work better when we're all together, so all jobs are on-site.

Position Summary:

Our IT engineering teams build and run the capabilities that enable our businesses. Building and maintaining healthy architectures is a critical component of technical quality. We are seeking an experienced technical architect to lead our architecture processes across our IT engineering teams.

We are looking for a thought leader, technical expert, and strong communicator to fill this role in our global IT team reporting to the VP of IT Engineering. Qualified individuals must be experienced in working on complex projects involving multiple IT and business teams.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead architecture activities across our engineering teams.

    1. Run collaborative architecture workshops to gather requirements and design solutions.
    2. Partner with business and IT teams to design solutions and oversee implementation.
    3. Create and validate future state architectures.
    4. Develop and lead strategies for implementing architectural changes.
    5. Lead and manage a monthly architecture review process in IT.

  2. Shift security left - Ensure security is considered early in the process.

    1. Treat security as a 1st-class architectural concern and work with teams to build it in.
    2. Work with the IT security team to define and promote security principles and standards.

  3. Foster innovation - Look ahead and lead innovation processes in IT.

    1. Research and recommend emerging technologies to drive innovation and automation.
    2. Run bi-annual innovation hackathon across global IT.
    3. Mentor other technical experts in engineering and architectural practices.


The Lead architect will also perform other tasks as required. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the tasks listed on this job description.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent field.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a technical lead, solutions architect, or related role
  • Previous experience leading technical direction across multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to clearly exchange ideas with various technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to clearly convey concepts / solutions to the business in non-technical terms
  • Ability to identify and document business architectures
  • Demonstrated experience in many of the following:

    • Development Process: Agile, Scrum, DevOps
    • Development platforms / languages: .NET, Python, Javascript, SQL
    • Integration: APIs, REST, SOA, microservices, event based systems, materialized views
    • Cloud platforms: Azure, Google, AWS
    • Data and analytics: Data lake, BI architectures, predictive modeling, reporting and analytical tools


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data modeling
  • Experience implementing DevOps automation
  • Experience working with ERP platforms and teams, preferably SAP
  • Experience managing and supporting a solution infrastructure
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, self-directed
  • Previous experience in programming or core software engineering
  • Ability to handle and manage multiple priorities at the same time
More Information on Brady Corporation
Brady Corporation operates in the Security industry. The company is located in Milwaukee, WI. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914. It has 5700 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 47 open jobs at Brady Corporation, click here.
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