Senior Architect II - Quality Engineering

Location: Canada

State/Province/City: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

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 people.

About this team

lululemon Quality Engineering is dedicated to building secure, reliable, and performant products for our guests and partners. We embrace the philosophies of Agile, DevOps, and SRE to accelerate our development process and provide the most enjoyable, inclusive, and supportive work environment possible. We believe our journey is more fun when it is collaborative, as we focus on the future instead of the past. 

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, quality 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:

As a Senior Architect you support delivery teams in the development of detailed solution roadmaps for a well-defined set of capabilities or logical group of systems, services or projects, with a focus on quality engineering practices. You partner closely with engineers and project management to ensure that implementation meets design expectations. You are proactive in reaching out to architects and leaders in teams with which your technology integrates and you drive results through strong cross-functional collaboration. You serve as the organization’s subject matter expert for capabilities in your portfolio and work actively within the Architecture Community of Practice.

  • In collaboration with Quality Engineering Leadership, you provide coaching, mentoring, and guidance for quality engineering practices across the entire quality engineering team and all product teams.
  • In partnership with Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners, Engineers, Quality Leadership, and other Architects, you provide leadership in defining project requirements and success criteria along with guiding the design throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Participate and present at architecture design reviews.
  • Proactively align with key stakeholders, seek organizational context and apply learnings to architecture solutions resolving complex testing challenges; be comfortable supporting and communicating with diverse technical and business teams.
  • Evaluate, document, and escalate alterations to future state architectures.
  • Communicates trade-offs in different types of engineering, methodologies, and architecture processes and adjust your team’s process to meet the needs of the project and others on the team.
  • Contribute to the growth and strength of the architecture community of practice by actively attending and presenting at community events.


  • BS / BA in technology related discipline or relevant industry experience.
  • Minimum 7 years of real-world experience in software testing of all testing types, quality engineering, developing, deploying, scaling, and maintaining software systems; a majority of this experience should come from working in and around cloud-based services.
  • Strong proficiency in test automation frameworks, scripting, web and/or mobile application test tools, test case management, test data management, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), and Continuous Testing.
  • Relevant industry experience is preferred, with prior experience developing solutions for retail or eCommerce businesses.
  • Deep hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database components in one of the major cloud platforms: Amazon AWS (preferred), Microsoft Azure (preferred), GCP or Alibaba Cloud.
must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are rooted in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $141,00 - $185,000 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our competitive Total Rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus offering, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. In addition to our competitive Total Rewards offering, we also have personal and professional development offerings. Our offerings recognize our teams for their performance and support whole person development, including support for employees on how to grow their career:   

  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 

Note: Availability of the incentive programs, benefits, and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice. 

Additional Notes
Immigration support is potentially available for this role.

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as Hybrid under our SSC Workplace Policy:  


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.  

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