Architect - Retail Services

Région: United States of America

État/Province: Washington

Ville: Seattle

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

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:

This role is on Retail Services team in the lululemon technology organization. This team is responsible for creating API’s and backend integration following microservices architecture principals on AWS cloud infrastructure stack. This Senior Architect I position is a highly technical role with accountability for architecture scoped to business-transformative projects and is involved with projects from inception through implementation.

Our team is fast-paced and taking on exciting new initiatives to support a fast-growing business. We strive to adopt leading-edge technology and seek to improve on the solutions continuously. We are not afraid to try new things, have fun, and encourage each other to take on new challenges. We support each other in growing professionally and personally. We fail forward and learn from our mistakes, thus creating a better path ahead. We create space for team members to share feedback and ideas that can help us continually grow as an organization.

We operate following agile framework and leverage multiple product teams across our various functions. We encourage our teams to norm and figure out the best way to deliver critical business initiatives. We institute a culture of fun and lightheartedness to enjoy work each day. We are inclusive and know that we are stronger as a team than as an individual.

A day in the life:

As an Architect, you will interface with key stakeholders and apply your technical proficiency across different stages of the Project Life Cycle including Requirements Elicitation, Application Architecture definition, Design and Development. You will ensure that the backend integrations are well designed using best practices to meet the scalability and reliability for growing global commerce business. The Architect partners with delivery teams to architect, design, and build flexible, scalable, and resilient applications and services that can more easily adapt to future business needs.

  • Provides thought leadership across multiple teams to ensure that systems and services are designed, and operating to achieve optimal levels of performance, reliability, and sustainability
  • Leads the business/functional architecture and strategy for solutions in a manner consistent with lululemon Technology's enterprise architecture, applying common frameworks and re-usable components
  • Helps ensure the operational platforms and associated interfacing data and systems have been properly architected end-to-end to meet the functional and non-functional needs of the business
  • Brings conceptual design down to a level of detail that can be physically implemented
  • Supports in the implementation (development and configuration) of the systems
  • Develops and maintains current and future-state architecture models and ensures all documentation is kept up to date
  • Assist the estimation of dev and QA efforts ensuring proper understanding of implementation scope, as well as adherence to best practices and methodical delivery
  • Work directly with Business Analysts to define and refine technical requirements for future work
  • Participate in technology reviews and conduct as-built audit + documentation, and work with ops readiness teams to design system continuity and support.
  • Drive common vision, practices, and capabilities across teams
  • Demonstrates ability to coach team members around best practices for delivering performant and scalable solutions
  • Conduct research to aid in product development and tools selection


  • Bachelor's Degree in IT Engineering, Computer Science with 5-10 years’ experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with key cloud technologies AWS, Terraform, Jenkins, Hashicorp Vault, Kafka, Kubernetes, Containerization (Docker), Apigee, Java
  • 5+ years Java development experience building enterprise applications
  • Experience with APM tools such Dynatrace, App dynamics etc. and monitoring tools like Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk etc. across Windows and UNIX platforms
  • Experience on microservice based applications
  • Experience with event-based and message-driven distributed systems
  • Experience with delivery of AWS Architectures that includes Application Architecture, Integration Architecture, Data Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture, Development Architecture, Operations Architecture, and Security Architecture
  • Experience in designing and building cloud native AWS solutions, covering for example container services, serverless architectures, high availability and fault-tolerance implementations, database services, data integration & big data processing and storage concepts
  • Deep understanding of different messaging paradigms (pub/sub, queuing), as well as delivery models, quality-of-service, and fault-tolerance architectures 
  • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed and secure multi-region cloud-based systems
  • Experience influencing a broad range of engineering teams and aligning to a common vision
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track and prioritize numerous tasks and to coordinate activities with a high sense of urgency
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, written, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills including collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Strong collaboration skills to achieve business goals collectively across broad teams
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
  • Must be capable of providing leadership for junior and senior software engineers alike, understands how to leverage and enhance their current skills


  • Strong understanding of basic programming concepts and data structure
  • Passion for quality and relentless improvement
  • 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.