Principal Architect - Product & Planning Technology

Region: United States of America

State: Remote

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, emphasis on stores, 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

About this team:
The architecture group 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 that drive lululemon’s business goals.
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:
As Principal Architect you will manage a portfolio of solution architectures and technical strategies serving one or more major (one L1 to multiple L2) business capability groups. In partnership with other senior leaders, and architects of all levels, you will work to establish and govern strategic target state architectures. You will provide overall technology guidance & mentorship and serve as subject matter expert for the specific Business and Technology Directors that are primary stakeholders .

• Create current and future state strategy & architectures which includes roadmaps & capability mapping
for assigned capabilities and organizations
• Partner primarily with other Sr Principal and Principal Architects, Technology Directors and Divisional
Executives to define and describe the most important architecture and engineering capabilities under
• Support program and project delivery by setting solution development priorities for Architects, Sr.
Architects, Lead Architects, Lead Engineers, Lead Business Analysts and Technology Managers
• Researches and summarizes industry trends and practices; presents recommendations based on
findings when relevant
• Guides Divisional leadership in establishing solution design and delivery goals that impact one or more
major programs
• Partners with Sr. Principal Architects to ensure that standard practices and Enterprise level design
targets are encoded in delivery portfolio managed by other architects assigned to their portfolio

• BS (or equivalent credentials) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Software Architecture
preferred; candidates with substantial and relevant industry experience are also eligible
• Relevant industry experience required
• Minimum eight years of software architecture experience
• Experience developing solutions for retail or eCommerce businesses and other relevant domains such as
manufacturing & logistics, supply chain, or corporate shared services
• Experience with structured Enterprise Architecture practices, hybrid cloud deployments, and onpremise-to-cloud migration deployments and roadmaps; ability to author, evangelize and educate
• Experience with the enterprise technology procurement process
• Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed multi-region cloudbased systems.
• Ability to learn, understand, and work quickly with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and
solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space
• Knowledge of large-scale computing solutions and ability to design distributed systems.