WMS Associate Architect
Apex Systems
Olive Branch, Mississippi
6d ago

Position Summary

Architects are responsible for working with Software and Applications Engineers to define technology architecture, including policies, standards and procedures used by Implementation and Support / Operations teams.

In this role, you will also have the opportunity to work hand in hand with Application Engineers to analyze, design, and develop software solutions in the Logistics space.

Specific Responsibilities

Within Specific Domain :

  • Understands relevant business and technology directions
  • May translate directions into vision and strategy relevant for business and systems needs
  • Provides input into enterprise strategies and roadmaps
  • Stays up-to-date with evolving trends
  • Long term thinking for specific solutions : 2-3 year horizon
  • Participates in developing application system and technology standards, templates and methods
  • Effectively applies standards in designs within their domain
  • Understands requirements and helps author technical designs for new systems and system changes, including data conversion and interfaces to other systems
  • Participates in application reviews to ensure all functional and non-functional requirements are met and standards are followed
  • Opportunity to help author small and / or well-defined application customizations
  • In General :

  • Effectively communicates relevant information across IT, using appropriate communication methods
  • Analyzes and provides guidance for architectural solutions to development and technology initiatives, and operational problems, focusing on adaptable and sustainable solutions
  • Leads and drives the translation of functional requirements to architectural approaches and technical designs
  • Find ways to overcome or erase technical debt in new designs
  • Working with more senior architects, understands and takes the big picture into account
  • Architecture for one or more IT business systems, processes, and technologies within a domain
  • Ensuring the success of projects is not adversely affected by architectural decisions in their domain
  • Able to identify, analyze and solve problems in their domain for themselves and others
  • Able to accurately assess risks and dependencies, and present viable solutions within their domain
  • Develops processes applicable to their domain
  • Follows accepted architectural methods; provides input in the development of standard architectural methods used within their domain
  • Based on their domain knowledge, identifies tactical opportunities for exploiting new and emerging solutions
  • Drives decisions within their domain
  • Participates in decisions outside of their domain
  • Takes direction from Sr. Architects
  • IT business systems, business processes, or technologies within the Logistics Domain
  • Mentors and / or coaches others in their areas of expertise
  • Documents standards and methods for use by others
  • Maintains Architectural Artifacts in accessible locations
  • Leads and participates in multiple teams
  • Forms and guides teams within their department
  • Recognized for their ability to lead teams within their area in the identification and resolution of problems
  • Influences IT associates on business systems or technical solution directions
  • Calm under fire
  • Qualifications

  • Intermediate knowledge of the business systems and technologies within the Logistics domain
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Typically requires a minimum of 6 years of work experience with 2-3 years of hands-on development experience
  • Experience with Java or other OO development languages
  • Experience with CI (Continuous Integration) methodologies and tools, including automated testing tools
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Personal Competencies

    Global Business Acumen Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy.

    Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

    Strategic and Analytical Capability Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

    Leading Teams Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior.

    Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

    Drive for Results Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality.

    Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

    Effective Communication Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers.

    Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

    Influence and Collaboration Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution.

    Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company

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