Solution Architect - Strategic Initiatives

NIKE   •  

Portland, OR

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 180 days ago

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Key Responsibilities

  • Leads specific solution architectures for the domain.
  • Drives and facilitates the right discussions that identify business solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape
  • Leads solution optioning and recommendations around complex solutions.
  • Develops solution architecture approaches aligned with roadmaps, reference architectures and enterprise platforms
  • Creates and maintains solution and technology inventories.
  • Lead, build, manage, and enhance solution architectures to drive enablement of the longer term roadmap
  • Works closely with Architect Leadership and leaders to develop domain specific roadmaps and FROM-TO solution architectures
  • Works closely with solution/technical architects to deliver solution architecture artifacts needed for solution architecture approach deliverable
  • Works closely with Reference Architecture and Enterprise Platform teams to drive prioritization of needed capabilities
  • Presents recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and is able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose
  • Advocate and drive adoption of “best practices” to ensure standardization of solution architecture outputs across the enterprise
  • Alignment with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership
  • Effectively manage priorities, deliverables and timelines with little need for escalation


  • 5+ years of experience in performing the responsibilities of solution architecture and technology roadmap creation
  • 5+ years combined hands-on engineering experience with public cloud, distributed computing, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom developed solutions
  • Large enterprise experience including global experience with solution delivery
  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in managing senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions
  • Experience with Domain Driven Design
  • Experience in Cloud Native Architectures
  • Experience with API Design and Modeling
  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate technology strategy, requirements and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)
  • Self-starter with high motivation and passion who thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to change
  • Strong leadership, confidence, and influencing skills. High level of executive presence.