Under Armour, Inc. Lead, Solution Architect - RFID & Inventory Control in Baltimore, Maryland
Lead, Solution Architect - RFID & Inventory Control
Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.
Solutions Architects (SA) provide a bridge between specific business opportunities and the technology solutions which are needed to support them. They require a knowledge of the Enterprise Architecture, as one of their roles is to ensure compliance with the Enterprise Architecture in the project.
SA roles are mostly project facing and provide two areas of support:
With a business focus, ensuring the solution meets with the business requirements.
With an enterprise focus ensuring that the enterprise requirements for reuse, compliance to standards, principles, traceability to enterprise reference models, and alignment with the target enterprise architecture vision.
As a SA at Under Armour, you will lead the design of new solutions within your area. You will also provide leadership and oversight during the full lifecycle to ensure the deliverables meet the business requirements meet high standards of quality and adherence to architectural standards. Responsibilities also include partnering with business process owners and our IT business partner organization to drive the business case review process by reviewing requirements and providing high level solutions to determine level of effort and estimated costs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Design, develop and implement solutions
Partner with domain architects to translate strategic target architecture to executable design to drive execution of projects.
Support active projects throughout the lifecycle, providing oversight and guidance on development objects to ensure consistency with original design as well as overall quality of deliverables
Investigates operational requirements and seeks effective business solutions through the design and implementation of technology solutions and/or business process improvements
Proactively Identifies gaps and opportunities to improve existing functionality. Lead design process, and then either drive delivery process directly, or transition to support analyst teams to drive completion of delivery
Business case development & project scoping
Support development of project business cases by evaluating business requirements and using deep knowledge of business processes and solutions capabilities in area determine high level solution and level of effort estimates
Support prioritization process for smaller, non-project prioritization process by reviewing requests and interpreting requirements to drive high level solutioning and level of effort collection
Provide advanced production support in situations requiring escalation over L1/L2 and UA solutions analyst teams
For major issues or system problems, initiate and lead a small cross functional team to resolve issue through business process or technology improvements
- Contributes project artifacts to architecture repositories, and ensures ongoing maintenance
Support Store Operations, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Privacy, & Cyber Security Teams with optimization, reporting, audits, and attestations of compliance, and policy development
Manage working relationship with Business Super Users for respective process
Support Business Relationship Manager in efforts to manage business stakeholders
Partners with enterprise and solution architects from other areas to create cohesive, integrated, and supportable solutions
Establish and maintain Business Process Expertise for respective processes and functional area
Uses available resources to gain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant IT field.
Builds network of industry colleagues to stay current on trends
Identifies new and emerging hardware and software technologies and products based on own area of expertise, assesses their relevance and potential value to the organization, contributes to briefings of staff and management to influence roadmap development.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required
8 + years of IT experience.
5+ years of direct support and design experience with RFID Technology and inventory management systems.
Proven experience with the analysis of complex business and/or systems/technical requirements or issues and the ability to develop innovative solutions.
Hands on experience in multiple full life-cycle POS and/or ERP project implementations or major cross functional projects is required
5+ years’ experience acting as a manager, team lead, project lead, or some other position of leadership and responsibility greater than individual performer is required
Experience with the Leading POS, eCommerce, ERP, WMS, OMS, and Loss Prevention platforms is preferred
Possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
Proven experience working as part of a global team is preferred
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines
Must be a self-starter, proactive, and possess the ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong consumer-centric focus with proven customer service or client management experience
Education And / Or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Information System Management, Computer Science, or a relevant business area preferred, but relevant professional experience will be considered.
Minimum of 5 Years’ hands on experience with ERP systems supporting retail stores, inventory management platforms, loss prevention, and mobile applications in an omni-channel organization.
In depth global knowledge of RFID technology, EPCIS, tagging, inventory scanning hardware, IoT, RFID Tags/printers/encoding, and associated standards and regulations.
Travel: 10-15% of the year
Retail Store experience is a plus
ITIL certifications are a plus
English: Fluent verbally and written
Mandarin, Spanish: optional but highly desirable
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
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