Senior Solution Architect I - International Marketing Tech

Region: Canada

State: Remote

City: Remote

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

About this team

The Senior Architect will play a key role on our International Marketing Technology team in our journey to become the CRM leader that better understand and serve our guests. This position will support the international marketing technology and engineering team, work extensively with business units, project stakeholders, and cross-functional technology team members (both internal and external vendors) to design, define, implement, sustain and leverage our data ecosystem across our platforms and our programs. 

As the Senior Architect for Marketing Technology, you will be responsible for the design, development, configuration and support of technology solutions to drive the execution of our global digital marketing strategy. The solutions you build will involve high transaction and data volumes, APIs, and systems integration across both on-premise and cloud environments. You are an expert at designing and delivering best of breed solutions spanning the full digital marketing technology stack.

A day in the life:  

·       Act as the technical lead and drive the vision and engineering for platforms, services across the marketing technology stack.

·       Create technical vision & provide thought leadership to lead best-in class integration and wire together disparate marketing technology applications. 

·       Design , coordinate, and execute pilots and proof of concepts with relevant technologies within the Marketing Technology platforms (data warehouse and external cloud systems) for marketing integrations technologies. 

·       Ensures high-performance of digital marketing platforms through optimal architecture and development of code and articulates best practices to developers. 

·       Work closely with our lead or domain architects and software development teams to support and guide development teams implementing your solutions and educate teams on corresponding technical aspects. 

·       Continue to evolve the future state architecture for the MarTech platform in partnership with domain architects.  

·       Create architecture artifacts, including design documents and roadmaps

·       Develop and monitor adherence to integration standards and will utilize these standards to design solutions that meet operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability. 

·       Deep understanding of identity resolution and identity management across multiple tech stack for a single view of the customer in an omni approach.

·       Deep understanding of integration technologies and practices as well as the business acumen to develop overarching system designs. 

·       Deep understanding and hands-on knowledge of tokenization as well as data encryption and security best practices for PII data ingestion, transformation and encryption (both at rest and in transit).

·       Design modifications to existing integrations while minimizing customization, design reusable components, and elimination of redundancy in designs throughout team's environment. 

·       Investigate new technologies and techniques and research ongoing industry developments through a partnership with the Architecture team. 

·       Mentor delivery teams on adopting new ideas, process and technologies. 

·       Have a forward-thinking, empathy driven mindset with people and development at the forefront. 

·       Provide operational support to supported technology and systems within the International Digital Marketing organization. 

·       Engage with business and technology leaders to understand strategy, articulate solution options, evaluate tradeoffs and influence key decisions

·       Stay current with emerging technologies and industry & market trends



·       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering and/or applicable experience in information / computer technology field. 

·       Very strong technical skills with at least 10+ years hands-on design, coding, integration, and deployment experience in enterprise applications. 

·       5+ years experience in architecting and delivering marketing technology solutions

·       5+ years experience in designing cloud solutions within the MarTech stack (Microsoft Azure suite, SnowFlake, Azure Data Factory, DataBricks, …). Hands-on experience is an asset.

·       5+ years systems integration experience, API development and deployment using CI/CD tools

·       Proven records of integrations with messaging tools (such as SalesForce Marketing Cloud, Responsys or equivalent) and knowledge of SFCC and MuleSoft is a strong asset.

·       3+ Years experience in data warehousing and analytics projects, experience with report design on tools like Power BI, Tableau or equivalent

·       Understanding of SEM, and experience with Google marketing ecosystem

·       Ability to manage multiple activities at once in a fast-paced, demanding environment

·       Ability to effectively communicate at different levels across the organization, influence and partner with stakeholders and deliver complex information to nontechnical audiences.

·       Experienced working in an Agile software development environment. 

·       Experience integrating with Cloud/SaaS applications, APIs, SDK of packaged applications and legacy applications. 

·       Experience directly leading, developing people and teams is required. 

·       Experience building microservices is required.  

·       Knowledge about headless commerce and implementations is required. 

·       Deep knowledge in DevOps, CICD practices is a must. 

·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in working collaboratively at all levels inside and outside of the organization. 

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.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.