Software Architect

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Position Purpose: 

The Software Architect provides software design, engineering, and architecture leadership for the next generation of business applications at Sleep Number. The ideal candidate will have a passion for architecting feature-rich, intuitive, experience-focused digital products to delight our internal and external customers. The Software Architect will be able to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, and partner closely with a team of technologists and product managers to develop innovative solutions and tools with a “customer first” mindset.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating a comprehensive architecture for software solutions with the Enterprise Architect and providing strategic direction throughout the development process.
  • Ensure that the new solutions fit into the existing enterprise architecture from the functional, technical, user and non-functional perspectives such as security and performance.
  • Advise all the teams involved in the development projects and know how every product and service works in an architecture framework.
  • Oversee successful delivery of a quality end products to its end users.
  • Primary stakeholder in choosing the right technology to effectively accomplish the business goals and outcomes
  • Responsible for translating the vision for the project to the development team and plays a pivotal part throughout the entire systems development lifecycle.
  • Lead alignment and governance across the engineering teams. Advise leadership about industry best practices, trends, and technology, influencing the overall IT strategy.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Operational excellence of Sleep Number’s application platforms
  • Deliver/enhance applications with high quality and customer delight
  • Mentor/Coach team members to build software using industry leading practices

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields required. Master’s
    Degree preferred.
  • Progressive software development experience in dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Experience applying enterprise and data integration patterns using SOA, API’s, microservices, event-driven and data-driven approaches
  • Deep experience in implementing Microsoft Azure cloud architecture and services.
  • Experience integrating on-premise ERP, CRM, and other business applications with the cloud, to build systems of engagement that deliver modern and effortless user experiences
  • Extensive knowledge/experience with cloud-native architecture principles and patterns, such as scale-out architecture, loosely coupled systems, microservices, containers, stateless systems, CI/CD, cloud integration technologies, API management, Message Queueing, Event Driven Architectures, and Cloud PaaS solutions
  • Experience with performance profiling and tuning of APIs
  • Experience with continuous delivery, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Development, code reviews, static analysis and continuous integration using automation tools
  • Experience with mobile and responsive UI / UX design principles and patterns
  • Certified or experience with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks such as TOGAF, and experience with IT Governance frameworks such as ITIL or COBIT

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Technical leadership experience on medium and large-scale initiatives is desired
  • Experience working with agile/scrum methodology required
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical

Working Conditions (if applicable):

  • Flexible availability required – business needs may require work during non-core business hours
  • Typical office environment, requiring at least 8 hours standing or sitting
Job ID R6904
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