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Sr IT Architect Digital Commerce

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 WILL HAVE:
The Sr. IT Architect will provide thought leadership on how IT can enable Ulta to provide market differentiation and will need to be an innovative thinker who is able to envision how technology can be leveraged to solve complex business problems. This individual will work closely with cross functional business and IT teams in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and fast paced 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, reviews system software updates and identifies those that merit action. Ensure that system software is tailored to facilitate the achievement of service objectives. Plan the installation and testing of new versions of system software. Investigate and coordinate the resolution of potential and actual service problems. Ensure that operational documentation for system software is fit for purpose and current. Advise on the correct and effective use of system software.

    • Systems Design: Manage the system design practice within enterprise architecture. Influences models for the development of new technology applications. Develop effective implementation and procurement strategies, consistent with business needs. Ensure adherence to relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and practices (including security). Partner with Decentralized Enterprise Architecture team to align the Digital IT roadmap to the strategic, multi-year Enterprise IT roadmap

      • Solution Architecture: Lead the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers. Oversee the balance between functional, service quality and systems management requirements within a significant area of the organization. Establishe policy and strategy for the selection of systems architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency. Ensure that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international) are adhered to. Within a business change program, manages the target design, policies, and standards, working proactively to maintain a stable, viable architecture and ensure consistency of design across projects within the program.

        • Relationship Management: Develop long-term, strategic relationships with senior stakeholders. Is a single point of contact and facilitates access to colleagues and subject matter experts. Maintain a strong understanding of clients' industry and business, assist clients in the formation of IT strategies, and act to ensure that they are offered solutions and services aligned to these strategies. Negotiate at senior level on technical and commercial issues. Influence the development and enhancement of services, products, and systems, and oversee the management and planning of business opportunities.

          • Business Risk Management: Plan and manage the implementation of organization-wide processes and procedures, tools and techniques for the identification, assessment, and management of risk inherent in the operation of business processes and of potential risks arising from planned change.

            • Innovation: Manage, monitor, and seek opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities and products to the advancement of the organization. Clearly articulate, and formally report potential benefits from both structural and incremental change. Promote and motivate colleagues to share creative ideas and learn from failures.

              • Research: Develop research goals and build on and refine appropriate outline ideas for the evaluation, development, demonstration, and implementation of research. Evaluate work carried out and may contribute significant sections of material of publication quality. Lead research plans and identifie appropriate opportunities for publication and dissemination of research findings. Where necessary, design data collection tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative data.

                • IT Governance: Develop staffing structures to support the work of the governing authority (board, trustees, etc.) and proper relationships between the organization and external parties. Lead the review of management processes (and decisions) and confirms that they are compliant with the organization's strategy for corporate governance of information. Manage relevant standards and the principles embedded within them. Evaluate new business proposals and provides specialist advice on compliance issues. Coordinate with relevant regulatory authorities. Develop policy and standards for compliance with relevant legislation.

                  • IT Strategy & Planning: Develop policies and standards and guidelines for how the organization conducts IT strategy development and planning. Lead and manage the creation or review of an IT strategy which meets the requirements of the business. Develop, communicate, implement, and review the processes which ensure that the strategic management of IT is embedded in the management and operational plans of the organization.

                    • Information Management: Develop and communicate 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 devises 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 develops strategies for compliance. Coordinate information resources to support digital services and analytics. Develop systems and controls to measure performance and manage risk.ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
                      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience
                      • 12+ years of overall experience in information technology including architecture, design and development
                      • 5+ years experience in complex business and technical environments as a solutions architect is required
                      • 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
                      • Experience with Ecommerce Architecture methodologies.

                        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 , Sr IT Architect Digital Commerce, Other , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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