As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve.
That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.We are looking for a full-time IT Application Architect for our headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for the technical roadmap, technology standards, performance and scalability, and maintainability of one or more applications.
Identifies and implements system improvements and serves as a technical leader who guides technical and implementation direction of applications and projects. Provides mentoring and technical direction to other associates. Participates in developing complex software solutions to enhance the project team. Other essential functions include:Develops technical roadmaps, supports, and enforces adherence to the technical roadmaps and development standards through interacting and collaborating with the development teams and functional owners.Negotiates with the business and product owners on prioritizing technical work with new business features; creating a balance between healthy systems and delivering critical business features.Contributing to, supporting, and encouraging application development and integration best practices during the SDLCIdentifies opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions to address those opportunities (e.g. architectural, performance, maintainability, security, scalability, reusability, etc.) within one or more business applications Translates, negotiates, and communicates complex architectural and development concepts across development teams and key (often non-technical) stakeholders to meet both architectural and business objectives
Maintains a technical application road-map by partnering with internal customers to understand the long-term functional vision.Gather application metrics and communicate those frequently to application stakeholders
Recommends technology and development standards to be used
Qualified candidates possess a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or another relevant field AND a minimum of 9 years relevant experience. Other requirements include:Must possess experience (in years noted above) in developing and architecting scalable n-tier enterprise business applications relevant to Garmins business needs
Must possess experience (in years noted above) in defining and implementing application development and integration best practices and processes relevant to Garmins business needs
Experience with a wide array of modern web application and service architectures and technologies including service/micro-service architectures and object-oriented design and development patterns
Experience with global scale including multi-datacenter application design and cloud-native deployment practices
Experience with Atlassian Suite (Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket)Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work well with others
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
Must possess the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
Must possess excellent leadership skills and the ability to generate and support pragmatic solutions that meet Garmins market launch requirements, while maintaining high quality standards
Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers.
We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your familys preferences. In addition, Garmins financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.
Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans status, age or disability.
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