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Job ID: 49266
Director of Architecture 
As Director of Architecture - APLA, you will be part of a highly visible team passionate about supporting our client’s Asia Pacific and Latin America (APLA) Geography team. You will support business partners as they plan and execute how the company shows up in local markets and key cities. Whether it's driving world class integrations with strategic retail partners, improving the experience in a wholesale showroom, or working with 3PLs to get product to market on time. They're crafting a vision for the future of sport, and you'll be there to enable them through the future of technology.

Do you believe in a culture of transparency? We do too! Be a part of a highly transparent architecture team, that focuses on unlocking the strategic vision of our digital transformation journey. You'll work with peers across all domains to build the strategies that accelerate business goals. Then partner with delivery teams to bring your architectural strategies to life.

Director of Architecture Responsibilities 
You'll lead solution architecture efforts, including solution designs and end to end architectures.
Leads team of solution architects and technical architects passionate about supporting the APLA geography team.
Understands, communicates, and is an advocate for business and technology needs across all global Markets.
Define technical vision and strategies that lead to outstanding solutions and greater business agility.
Craft domain roadmaps that guide technical architectures and drive priority conversations.
Partner with delivery leaders on technology and vendor assessments.
Understand the geographies and each territory and promote that reusability is a priority.
Bring innovative technology to bear on problems and promote the art of the possible.
Ensures solution designs are consistent and developed based on architecture roadmaps, reference architectures and enterprise platforms.

What Success Looks Like:
You use interpersonal skills to influence and lead others in technology decisions.
Your partners seek your counsel and bring you sophisticated problems, because you're the one who exceeds expectations.
When you talk tech, we all listen, because we trust in your insights.
When there's a roadblock, teams know you'll take care of it and trust in your leadership.
You challenge yourself and the team, because we all rise together.
You have a deep sense of servant leadership.

Director of Architecture Qualifications
Outstanding collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all partners (management, business users, and technology resources).
Experience communicating and collaborating with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and languages.
Ensures architecture alignment across domains and enabling functions (verticals and horizontals).
Consistent record of leading within sophisticated organizations requiring strong influence leadership skills ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment.
Strong facilitation skills and experience in handling senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions.
Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in an ever-changing, exciting environment with the ability to adapt to change.
Strong leadership, confidence, and influencing skills.
Large enterprise experience including global experience with solution design.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
6+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology road-map creation.
Experience with Microservice architecture, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Java, JavaScript, REST API.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 

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