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IT Architect - Mobile Applications

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in new and emerging technologies to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our tech team is critical to our scalability-and is recognized that way. We've been defined as a "mature start-up." A place where interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.
We're engineering for the future of retail, and it's no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who will press you daily for your very best, you'll find that virtually nothing's impossible at Ulta Beauty.THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:
The Architect is a highly skilled technical resource who is an innovative thinker and is able to envision how technology can be leveraged to solve complex business problems. They are responsible for architecting, designing and implementing native mobile applications in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment. This individual will work closely with cross functional business and IT teams in a highly collaborative environment to architect well-designed solutions that lower business and IT risk, increase reuse and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • System Software: Evaluate new system software, review system software updates, plan the installation and testing of new versions of system software, troubleshoot software problems and advise on the correct and effective use of system software.
  • Systems Design: Support the system design within the functional area and on programs/projects and ensure adherence to relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security).
  • Solution Architecture: Contribute to the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers while balancing between functional, service quality and systems management needs. Ensure that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international) are adhered to.
  • Information Management: Develop and maintain the organization's strategy for managing information, ensuring that uniformly recognized and accepted data definitions are developed and applied throughout the organization. Ensure that the business processes and information required to support the organization are defined and devise appropriate standards, processes and data architectures. Evaluate the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information and develop strategies for compliance.
  • Innovation/Research: Monitor and seek opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities and products to the advancement of the organization.
  • IT Governance: Support the work of the governing authority/board, lead the review of management processes (and decisions) for compliance with the organization's strategy for corporate governance of information and develop architecture policies and standards.
  • IT Strategy & Planning: Contribute to the policies, standards and guidelines for how the organization conducts IT strategy development and planning, and lead the creation or review of an IT strategy which meets the requirements of the business.
  • Relationship Management: Develop long-term, strategic relationships with senior stakeholders, maintain a strong understanding of industry and business and act as a subject matter expert on technology.

    • Lead the design and development of guest-facing and internal enterprise native applications
    • Maintain feature and design parity between Android and iOS apps
    • Understand and advocate for platform-specific patterns and features
    • Work with web and back-end teams to achieve feature and service commonality
    • Maintain and enhance existing codebase while driving the implementation of new features
    • Drive innovation through the latest tools, technologies, and standards
    • Work with business partners to understand business requirements and translate designs into fully functional solutions
    • Research and evaluate technologies and commercial solutions to determine solution design options and trade-offs
    • Act as the IT subject matter expert providing technical and best practice guidance to team through the full lifecycles of a project
    • Define process and methodologies for solution architecture and implementation
    • Coach and mentor IT resources to ensure effective and sustainable solutions
    • Understand the business priorities and opportunities to drive business growth

      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience.
      • 5+ years of overall experience in information technology including architecture, design and development.
      • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex business and technical environments as an Architect.
      • Strong experience building Android and iOS native apps
      • Ability to write, review, and maintain code in Kotlin, Java, Swift, and Objective-C
      • Experience implementing UI patterns like MVC, MVVM, MVP
      • Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change.
      • Possess a strong work ethic; takes pride in producing a quality product.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Excellent decision making and leadership skills.
        • Ability to influence the organization to "get things done".
        • Effective negotiation skills.
        • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
        • Minimal travel required (training/conferences).

          At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty's own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring-hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.
          We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Keywords: Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook , IT Architect - Mobile Applications, IT / Software / Systems , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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