True Group is looking for a strategic and skilled Enterprise Retail Architect for a high-visibility project for a key client in the C-store/Petroleum space. This project will run for the next 6 months, with a high probability of additional project work. There will be possible travel to our client's overseas offices, so a valid passport is required.
Reviews market trends within the retail space and recommends technology strategies to align with the business initiatives.
Develops and maintains the technology roadmaps that drive innovation within the organization for all in-store integration, including: point of sale platform, payment systems & processing, team member mobility tools, integration of POS into cloud services, and other technologies to improve the customer experience and drive sales.
Reviews technical designs to ensure that they are consistent with defined architecture principles, standards and best practices.
Accountable for the availability, stability, scalability, security, and recoverability enabled by the designs. Works with business partners to ensure design meets desired outcomes.
Collaborates with both IT and business senior leadership to influence decisions controlling millions of dollars in annual technology and business investment .
Develops and maintains artifacts in the Architecture Library.
Reviews, aligns, and drives technology plans with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field.
5+ years of experience in solution architecture for larger organizations.
5+ years Retail industry experience, C-store and/or Petroleum/Fuel industry a plus.
Superior knowledge of multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments across enterprise, including: Point of Sale (POS), Payment Systems & Processing, Self-Checkout, Team Member Mobility, & other retail technologies.
Hands-on experience in enterprise knowledge in the following architecture domains: application, collaboration, data integration, networks, platform, security and systems management, site reliability engineering.
Prior experience working with distributed retail within a technical environment.
Experience in POS (point-of-sale) integration to Cloud based services.
Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in both business and technical contexts, with the ability to communicate up the Global CIO level.
Critical thinking skills with the ability to develop completely new problem-solving approaches and formulate innovative solutions.
Advanced knowledge of API and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and usage to improve retail store efficiency.
Prior experience working on a global level preferred.
Valid passport for possible overseas travel.