Lead Architect - Marketing and Personalization Engineering

Region: Canada

State: Ontario

City: Remote

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are

lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.


About this team

This team is accountable to the marketing and personalization engineering team for North America. We define the processes and systems needed to create world-class user experiences that improve the discoverability and showcase the intricacies  of our product on our North American properties. The architecture role at lululemon is responsible for guiding the design and implementation of technical strategies that support every aspect of our rapidly scaling global business. You will work in a matrixed environment alongside peers in business, engineering, program, UX and strategy – among other disciplines – to collaboratively develop and deliver industry leading technology solutions aligned to business goals and objectives. In addition to your primary team, project, or portfolio you will be supported by a diverse Architecture Community of Practice, which provides learning and governance resources to all architects and will help you build a strong and robust practice of leadership grounded in technical proficiency, innovative thinking and empathy.

 

A day in the life:

Lead Delivery Architects assess a project’s technical feasibility, as well as implementation risks. They are responsible for designing and implementing a project’s technical architecture. They define the structure of a system, its interfaces, and the principles that guide its organization, software design and implementation. The scope of the Lead Architect’s role is bounded by the business issue at hand. You will need to have knowledge of all the different aspects of the technical Delivery as well as robust business knowledge. 

You are responsible for leading solution design impacting multiple teams' backlogs. You will work with other architects and functional leaders to ensure that all designs are clear and complete for successful execution. From solving large complex design problems to leading engineers and architects through delivery & implementation, you will act as a key technical leader, driving alignment and clarity across multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Provide architecture delivery support across multiple teams within your delivery unit and actively drive solution alignment between Architects, Sr Architects, Sr. Software Engineers, Lead Engineers, Program & Project Managers, and Product, Business & Engineering leadership
  • Act as solution design lead for large, complex or mission critical projects and initiatives that requires cross-team collaboration spanning an entire Director+ level organization
  • Take ownership of designs that span multiple people's work, breaking work into smaller tasks for Architects, Sr. Architects and may also delegate to Software Engineers and Sr. Software Engineers
  • An accomplished individual contributor, as a Lead Architect you now focus on working through others to achieve delivery goals and drive successful business outcomes.
  • Represent architectural perspectives and needs during cross-functional roadmap development. Proactively seek and drive alignment with multiple Product Managers or primary Business stakeholders; Ensure that product/business solutions align to organizational technology strategy.

 

Qualifications:

  • BS / BA in technology related discipline or relevant industry experience
  •  7+ Years demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in designing and developing complex, high quality enterprise solutions on cloud-based architectures or a combination of cloud and on-prem.
  • 5+ Years of Experience delivering or architecting marketing technologies such as Customer 360, CDPs, DMPs, decision engines etc.
  • Hands on experience in architecture and design of marketing, advertising, and data platforms (e.g., Adobe, Salesforce, Google, Oracle).
  • Knowledge of agile project delivery methodologies.
  • Ability to phase delivery of solutions that can meet immediate needs, while building towards longer term strategic solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead through others
  • Experience with Martech technologies like: DMPs (e.g. Adobe Audience Manager), campaign orchestration ( Salesforce Journey Builder), and/or data management (e.g. data lake, Tableau, Power BI, relational databases).
  • Experience with Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) (e.g. Amperity, Adobe Experience Platform, Segment).
  • Full-Stack development experience – Java, Spring, UI frameworks like Angular, React and DB technologies
  • TOGAF certification is a plus

Must haves:

  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
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