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Senior Solutions Architect

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
THE OPPORTUNITY
As the Senior Solutions Architect, you are an integral member of Aritzia’s Information Technology team focusing on the architecture, design, documentation and successful implementation of technologies for different areas of the business. By partnering with stakeholders you will develop an expert understanding of Aritzia’s business needs to ensure the technology architecture is aligned and ready to support the business now and in the future. Reporting to the Director of IT Architecture, you will collaborate closely with the Technology Owners for Retail, Digital, Supply Chain, Product, Marketing, and Corporate.In addition, you will make an impact at Aritzia by:
 
  • Constantly following technology trends, evaluating maturity and enterprise readiness of new products/technologies and making recommendations; identifying opportunities to further leverage our existing technology investments
  • Developing technology standards, architectural policies and frameworks for Aritzia
  • Overseeing the process of new technology introduction; reviewing technical requirements, evaluating vendor presentations/product demonstrations and making recommendations for vendor selection
  • Designing solutions that demonstrate fulfilment of business objectives, technical and non-functional requirements, and ensuring overall solutions meets our business’ requirements
  • Reviewing and approving detailed technical designs to ensure alignment to architectural standards
  • Contributing to the development of our people by conducting workshops on emergent technologies & trends, and evangelizing architectural best practices

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                            
As a seasoned professional in your craft, you use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful. In addition, you have:
 
  • 7-10 years progressive experience in IT, ideally within an apparel/retail environment
  • An advanced understanding of modern IT capabilities, methods and technologies; ability to design and document complex solution architectures through to the technical implementation
  • Expertise in the selection, architecture, design and implementation of complete systems (applications, infrastructure, and security)
  • Experience implementing and supporting business applications (e.g., ERP, POS, WMS, CRM, HRIS) and a wide range of infrastructure technology (e.g., compute, storage, network, security) in a production environment
  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachmann, UAF) and modeling approaches (e.g., UML, BPMN, ArchiMate)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and systems analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated influencing skills, high level of technical and team leadership skills with the ability to partner effectively with business resources
 
THE PURPOSE
We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement                 We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education                       To ensure you are the best at what you do
  • Compensation                Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection                     Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal


About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.


Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.


Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on Aritzia.com, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.



Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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