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Director of Technology - Enterprise Architecture

PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Director of Technology ? Enterprise Architecture is a strategic leadership role responsible for establishing enterprise architecture practice (from the) ground up. Participates in creating strategies and policies to meet overall business goals. Oversees implementation of architecture system and advises adjustments to Senior Technology leadership and engineering teams.
This person will be a key thought leader providing input into shaping the strategic direction of Duluth Trading Company's information technology landscape, roadmap and responsible for designing architecture at an enterprise level.
What You'll Love:
Being a part of an innovation-driven organization that is growing fast, and taking care of business through catalog, web and retail stores.
Working on a team that makes retail workwear for customers who are smart, straight-talking folks who do everything from pounding nails to shoeing horses and pitching bales.
POKING AVERAGE IN THE EYE!
What You'll Do:
Lead the strategic design/roadmap, acquisition, management, and implementation of applications/systems and infrastructure
Responsible for long-term strategic planning, documentation, and creation of policies, standards, and guidelines regarding the selection, development, implementation, and use of information technology platform
Develop, articulate and evolve the company strategic information technology direction through an evolving architecture roadmap
Develops technology roadmaps, capability reference architecture and/or enterprise blueprint for one or more domains, which describes the point of arrival across the enterprise and the critical strategic objectives necessary to arrive at that future state.
Build an architecture group across partnerships to create and maintain architectural principles, standards, patterns, best practices, reference models and disseminate them within the wider IT organization
Establish an architecture community of practice through influencing and pull model
Provide technical and architectural roadmap around emerging ERP systems such as AX, Sales Force Commerce Cloud, NCR, etc.
Provide recommendations impacting the selection and use of information technology (e.g. platform, build/buy, integration, architecture specification)
Evaluate and analyze solutions from such perspectives as architecture, feasibility, and cost
Dive deep (as needed) and drive continuous improvement to deliver highly reusable and innovative architectural design patterns and practices
Develop and grow the solution architect and domain architects into a matrixed org
Develop an integrated technology roadmap aligned with business capabilities
Continuously evaluate and harness forward-looking architect, technology, and tools to position technology as a strategic asset and a key enabler for Duluth Trading Company
What We're Looking for:
Computer Science or Engineering degree from a recognized university
Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive IT and architecture experience, in a similar role
Experience in a retail environment fueled by several ERP systems and service
Software application development experience with ability to provide mobile app development input
Experience implementing governance, SLAs and best practices in an enterprise systems environment
Strong leadership and enterprise architecture skills
Analytical, logical, and innovative
Understanding of existing enterprise and emerging systems
Strong business acumen to provide knowledge and counsel to internal IT and potential external collaboration partners
In-depth knowledge of specialized architecture in areas such as cloud computing, networks, cybersecurity and positioning of emerging technologies (e.g. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
Extensive experience in delivering a services/API first strategy and implementing unified services/API platforms in the cloud
Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and reasoning skills
Technical Experience (preferred):
Hands-on experience architecting, designing, implementing, and delivering highly scalable solutions in a retail environment
Familiarity with various integration patterns (e.g. Pub/Sub, Req/Resp, RPC, Asynch Broadcast etc.)
In-depth understanding in .net and Java frameworks
Hands-on experiences in architecting serverless microservices in public cloud.
Thorough understanding of leading modeling principles and patterns
In-depth knowledge of database technology and business intelligence tools
In-depth knowledge of data architecture principles (e.g. Data Modelling, Data visualization, Data enablement, Data insights, Data Security, Metadata, Data Retention)
Hands-on experience in building enterprise services platform in Azure and/or AWS components
Deep technical knowledge across architecture disciplines: enterprise, solution, information, application, business, technology
Who We Are:
We are a "no bull" brand that started in 1989 and we provide apparel and other gear for hardworking men and women. Favorites such as our Ballroom? Jeans featuring "crouch without the ouch," Buck Naked? Underwear and our Longtail T? Shirts that hide "plumber's butt" reflect our attitude.
The heart of Duluth Trading's success is creating one-of-a-kind men's and women's clothing, innovative tools and ingenious gadgets while being humorous storytellers. The talented people we seek want to be proud of where they work, have a commitment to do things better and be part of a retail, web and catalog apparel company that knows where it's going.
The responsibilities outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. Duluth Trading Company is an equal opportunity employer.



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