Job Description :

Client Name: John Deere

Job Title: Solution Architect

Location: Chicago, IL 60616

Period: 24+ Months (Probability to extend)

Pay Rate: $77/hr 

Hours per Week: 40

Specific Position Requirements:

Experience with eCommerce Solution Architectures
Experience with eCommerce Implementation teams
Strong understanding of eCommerce content, product data, Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Access Management (DAM), and Customer Data Platform (CDP)
Understanding of eCommerce Models (B2C, B2B, B2B2C) and eCommerce Marketplaces
eCommerce analytics
Order Fulfillment System Integration
eCommerce Payment Solutions
API experience
SAP Commerce experience
DevSecOps experience

Software Engineering Practices 

Education:
Formal education or training required to perform the essential functions of the job. Includes degrees,
certifications, licenses and/or registration requirements.
• Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years
or equivalent)
• Degree in an Information Technology discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years
or equivalent)  

QUALIFICATIONS :
Competencies, technical skills, formal education and relevant work experience critical for successful
individual performance of essential functions.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Specialized skills, knowledge and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Knowledge of information systems, technologies and architecture. - Has a good understanding of the
principles and can independently use the knowledge.
• General business knowledge with an understanding of the various divisions of the company. - Has a
good understanding of the principles and can independently use the knowledge.
• Good interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. - Yes  

Relevant Work Experiences:
Type and amount of experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. May include specific
roles and/or an understanding of a particular function, organization, industry or product line.

• Experience working with applications, data, infrastructure, and/or IT security. - 4 - 7 years
• Information technology experience and/or business experience. - 4 - 7 years
• Work experience in a team environment. - 4 - 7 years
• Experience with the continuous improvement process. - 4 - 7 years
• Agile and/or DevSecOps delivery practices - 4 - 7 years  

Description:

MAJOR PURPOSE:

Recognized as a seasoned technology professional and expert who focuses on designing solutions that
adhere to the strategic architecture and roadmap for the assigned products. The role collaborates with
product teams to ensure that solutions built are effective. Advises product teams on complex design issues
on products. The scope at this level maintains technology knowledge within a specific capability area and
creates architectures and designs within the same area; Demonstrates awareness of enterprise capability
and how it relates to Deere's platforms, strategy and solutions; Partners with the Product Owner and
Engineering Manager to create awareness of issues and provides solutions; Participates in technology
selections as part of the team.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Description of the major duties performed in this job.
• Designs solutions across several Potential Shippable Increments (PSI), ensuring that business and
architecture needs are met and applying reference architectures, standards and principles.
• Involved in the implementation of solutions to ensure adherence to approved designs and the
architecture, in accordance with the project needs and lifecycle that adhere to the strategic architecture
and roadmap; ensures proper licensing and selection of technologies used in development teams.
• Assists in vendor and partner selections to ensure solution fit for a given set of capabilities and
compatibility with current tool sets.
• Partners with development teams to ensure effective technology solutions are built; increase
throughput and drive improvement through a "Hypothesize, Experiment, Measure, Learn" approach.
• Facilitates the resolution of technical impediments raised by the team members; collaborate with and
escalates issues to senior members, as needed.
• Manages and / or runs Proof of Concepts (POC) to validate technologies for a given purpose during
pre-sprint / plan activities; works closely with business partners to ensure capabilities required are
being met.
• Supports the team by answering general questions and providing guidance around the solution design;
Serves as an advocate to team members on architectural design principles, and governance that are
critical to execution.

             

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