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SanMar Solutions Architect, Distribution in Issaquah, Washington

SanMar Corporation Solutions Architect, Distribution At SanMar, the work you do makes a difference. What\'s the Short Version? The Solutions Architect, Distribution is responsible for designing solutions for the enterprise. This role communicates effectively with internal and external customers to understand and clarify needs, convert those needs into clear requirements and design solutions that satisfy these requirements. The Solutions Architect is an expert in tooling that creates detailed architecture designs that bring clarity to both technical and non-technical partners. The successful candidate is constantly looking to improve the solutions and processes within SanMar. As a member of the Architecture team, this person will play a key role in ensuring we have consistency and continuity across SanMar solutions. The Solutions Architect designs, documents and assists with the implementation of new technology and any changes to SanMar\'s existing systems. What Will You Be Doing? Create Solution Architectures that meet SanMar needs. Provide recommendations and guidelines for SanMar\'s overall Architecture strategy. Understand SanMar\'s strategic goals and assist in the evaluation and selection process for new technology ensuring it aligns with SanMar\'s Architecture strategies. Articulate and mediate architecture tradeoffs related to performance, scalability, manageability, testability, security, maintainability, usability, functionality, cost and time. Translate business requirements and strategy into architecture designs usable by delivery teams. Lead Proof of Concepts (POCs) when needed to evaluate technologies, validate designs and increase learning across teams. Create and maintain necessary reference documents relating to Solution Architectures for use within delivery teams and across SanMar. Assist in finding solutions and overcoming challenges and roadblocks to project delivery and production issues. Be the IT Product Owner for, coordinating with PMs to prioritize work, establish designs, estimate development and estimate timelines for projects. Develop, communicate and provide mentoring on architecture, strategies, guidelines, standards, governance, methodologies, design patterns, and best practices. Perform architecture, design and implementation reviews. What Are We Looking For? Bachelor\'s Degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or related field Required. 7-9 years 7+ years of work experience in a relevant role Required. Experience architecting solutions for simplicity, efficiency and effectiveness in support of large-scale business systems Required. Experience with all phases of the software development lifecycle Required. Broad understanding of enterprise-level solutions, technologies and implementations and their use within the enterprise. Demonstrated experience in building mission-critical solutions that support a large enterprise including performance, scalability, maintainability, business continuity and disaster recovery concerns. Excellent written and verbal communication skills that allow solutions to be articulated to technical and non-technical people at all levels of responsibility. Ability to work on concurrent projects, meet business expectations, influence outcomes and meet timelines. A curious mind, strong critical thinking skills, and a continuous drive to expand and learn for the future. A bias for action with the ability to adapt quickly with a positive attitude toward change. Long-term thinking, with the ability to recognize and help others understand the near-term requirements while still preparing well for changes in the future. Demonstrated skills in gathering, translating, prioritizing, and documenting system requirements. Demonstrated experience leading developers through technical designs/builds. What\'s Our Offer? Salary