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IT Principal Architect

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

OVERVIEWLive 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 Principal Architect is responsible for managing the strategy, design, implementation, and improvement of Enterprise Cloud Platform and applications. The Principal Architect is responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of ULTA's initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms. As a Principal Architect they will be responsible for conducting performance, scalability, and reliability tests of business tools, third party and cloud applications. This individual 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). Assignments may vary from well-defined, long-term projects to ad-hoc work requests that are critical to business success. YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH ALLTHESE GOALS BY:

  • Solution Architecture & Integration: Lead 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. Champion the strategy to understand stakeholder objectives and requirements.
  • IT Strategy & Planning: Lead the definition, implementation, and communication of the IT Enterprise strategic management framework and oversee the creation and review of an IT strategy and plans to support the strategic requirements of the business. Lead the development and communication of the organization's policies for corporate governance of information, advise on strategic plans to satisfy the current and ongoing needs of the organization's business strategy and the current and future capabilities, and champion policies, practices, and decisions which recognize the current and evolving needs of all the stakeholders.
    • 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 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: Set research goals, advise on effective proposals for the investment of funds in projects, manage, monitor, and seek opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities, and products to the advancement of the organization.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Cloud (Private/Public) Architecture, Design and Development
      • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
      • Instantiate enterprise grade DevOps design patterns.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
      • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the ULTA's application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
      • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
      • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services.
      • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks.
      • Define optimal database design (Structured and un-structured) patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications.
      • Establish companywide strategy and standards around infrastructure as code to expand implementation.
      • Develop standards and architecture around large scale Kubernetes implementations. Consultation
        • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
        • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations.
        • Evaluate client business challenges and work with the team to arrive at the best-fit technology solution.Thought Leadership
          • Building deep rooted partnership with development teams to deliver unified solutions.
          • Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements.
          • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how cloud technology can support these efforts.
          • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems.
          • Provide financial guidance around strategic initiatives and architecture. Mentoring
            • Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks
            • Develop a cohesive team and ensure their continued success.
            • Lead the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems.ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
              • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience.
              • 15+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines including Automation, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
              • 15+ years of experience in architecting, planning, managing, delivering, implementing, supporting, training, administering, and/or monitoring solutions in a complex business environment.
              • 3+ years demonstrated leadership experience in complex business and technical environments.Experience automating manual processes using a scripting language such as Unix Shells python etc.Experience and Proficient in Python/JavaExperience in SQL/JSON/BSON is a plus.Knowledge in Jira/SVN/Git source code/JDBC
              • Experience with Enterprise grade infrastructure platforms such as VMware/Cisco UCS/Pure/ EMC.
              • Knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database technologies is required, NoSQL a big plus.
              • Knowledge of J2EE/Web/Application server and troubleshooting application/server logs is a plus.
              • Data architecture experience of designing and developing data models.
              • Troubleshooting and Performance tuning
              • Familiarity / experience with machine learning.
              • Retail industry experience is a plus.
              • The ability to present advanced technical ideas to a non-technical audience effectively and succinctly.
              • The ability to matrix manage resources who have direct reporting relationships to another peer for specific projects.
              • Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, or as a team lead. Methodical, hands-on, detail-oriented approach to problem-solving.
              • A proven track record of managing and delivering large-scale enterprise IT projects.
              • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilitiesMinimal travel required (training/conferences/quarterly meetings).ABOUTAt 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: Disability Solutions, Bolingbrook , IT Principal Architect, Other , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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