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Solution Architect, Supply Chain, Fuel & Merchandising

Company: Caseys General Stores
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

At Casey's we celebrate success as we passionately nurture (and grow) world class teams. We are innovators that embrace new ideas & creativity. We value commitment and take personal accountability for our actions. We value openness, authenticity, and foster a collaborative, creative environment that believes we will go farther, together. The Architect is responsible for setting product strategy, prioritizing features, building consensus, and coordinating product schedules with design and engineering teammates. They are responsible for participating in technical visioning and planning, performing highly technical analyses and studies to develop systems architecture including infrastructure, engineering, and security. The Architect helps establish frameworks directing the design and build of technical solutions and provides ongoing technical support and guidance to development teams. Key Responsibilities: Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of business, customer or product requirements into total systems solutions with acknowledgement to information management and technical architecture. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade, and benchmark and interface definition studies to formalize customer requirements into systems architecture specifications. Creates program-level APIs, data models, and interoperable interfaces for specific projects, services, and integration points. Interacts and communicates effectively with internal and external customers and development teams to clarify business, operational, or technical requirements. Defines in written documents non-functional requirements (availability, interoperability, portability, manageability, scalability, maintainability, security, monitoring, SLAs, KPIs, regulatory and legal compliance) based on business vision, best practices, and enterprise architecture direction. Balances a variety of competing goals in a design, including project time, scope and budget constraints, and system performance, message verbosity, and loose coupling. Balances long-term strategy and short-term project goals. Keeps up on industry trends and current technological standards and best practices. Assists with assessment of industry standards for information models and their applicability to Choice. Drives adoption of identified design patterns, standards, principles, and best practices throughout the development organization. Accountable for guiding and modeling the technical implementation of shared artifacts, deployment models, and applications in their entirety--from interfaces, business logic, data, security, and network, and infrastructure. Maintains ongoing communication with project teams, verifying that what was designed was built and adjusting the solution architecture as appropriate throughout the project. Manages and facilitates the agile process to achieve business outcomes, including sprint planning, sprint backlog refinement, daily stand-up, sprint review and sprint retrospective. Builds consensus across stakeholder groups including management and individual contributors. Conceptualizes and articulates alternatives to problem resolution. " }, { "label": "Requirements", "content": " Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, technology or related discipline, or equivalent professional experience At least 5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3-4 years' technical leadership and architecture experience. Prior experience in defining architectures that satisfy security, scalability, high availability, network management, and monitoring requirements. Experience in specifying system performance requirements, network utilization targets, and system resource budgets and creating stable APIs. Solid knowledge and experience in the definition of Enterprise (business and technical) Architecture using best practice architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF. TOGAF certification, or related industry certification, is preferred. Experience with relational and/or non-relational databases, and the design of clustered database applications. Experience with Service Oriented Architecture concepts, web services, automated business processes (BPM), event-driven architecture, and BPEL orchestrations. Broad understanding of a spectrum of infrastructure technologies including network, hardware and operating systems. Solid knowledge of Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Advanced knowledge of enterprise application integration and experience with messaging technologies (JMS, Kafka, AMQ). Knowledge of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud technologies. Knowledge of relevant security, regulatory and compliance matters as they relate to system design (PCI, SOX, ESAPI/OWASP, SAML). Strong skills in a broad set of development technologies: Java EE, EJB, JMS, XML, Web Services, XSLT, JavaScript, .NET, mobile, HTML, scripting languages, etc. Strong skills in system modeling (UML) and architectural tradeoff analysis. Strong skills in web application design. Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster alignment and lead in a matrixed environment Strong enterprise architecture skills with a demonstrated ability to capture current state and define and implement a target architecture Strong project management skills including stakeholder analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation Strong communication skills; ability to successfully communicate with technical and non-technical personnel Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to meet established deadlines Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems and to work in a team setting to solve problems Work is performed in an office setting with occasional travel required. Must possess a valid driver's license and have the physical ability to drive a vehicle for job related travel.

Keywords: Caseys General Stores, Ankeny , Solution Architect, Supply Chain, Fuel & Merchandising, Other , Ankeny, Iowa

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