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Cloud Solution Architect Job

DATE: Nov 28, 2018

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 83168 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


We are looking for a technologically talented individual to help DSW evolve its computing landscapes, enabling our business to realize the full advantage of retail opportunities as they arise.  This position requires a mix of hands-on technical development work, conceptual design, and leadership through influence.  Based on a cloud-first approach, you will be responsible for strategic technology enablement, architecting and supporting right-time solutions in collaboration with various technology teams at DSW.  Working with other engineers, architects, and Business Analysts throughout the SDLC, you will contribute to a team that has been tasked to be agents of change at DSW, driving the next evolution of IT for our business and our customers.


As a Cloud Solution Architect at DSW, you will be constantly presented with new challenges of sizable scope and variety. You are a technologist with strong bias to action, excellent analytical skills, and talent for good engineering. We offer an unbeatable work environment and opportunities to influence the technological growth of a high performing retail enterprise. This position reports to Director of Data Integration and has no direct reports.



  • Define and evolve cloud technology strategies and roadmaps supporting applications, integration, and analytics
    • Research and present new technology trends, influencing peers and leadership toward adoption, driving accountability of the achievement of roadmap milestones
    • Responsible for capturing innovation ideas, consistently advancing the conceptual architecture, prototyping, and adoption process
  • Lead and contribute to cross-functional architecture and engineering design sessions to create highly scalable solutions delivering business value
    • Define and maintain logical and technical views of Architecture
    • Define reusable components, frameworks, common schemas, standards, and tools, influencing their usage across development teams
  • Mentor and guide internal and external technical resources
    • Review application designs to ensure alignment with the Architecture and strategy
  • Identifies and communicates impacts to the architecture roadmap based on industry changes and technology innovation
    • Participation in industry groups to gain visibility to trends and influence future direction


Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in information technology, 2 years of practical experience with cloud systems and services
  • Understanding of a broad range of technologies provided as services and managed services within cloud environments, enabling application development, analytics, and other systems
  • Previous experience developing, implementing, and operating large-scale, highly available environments through a public cloud provider, Google Cloud Platform services and technologies preferred
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with SDLC and DevOps processes
  • Experience performing similar role during prior positions as the primary focus
  • Experience in Retail highly preferred



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