Solution Architect in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: IT
Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Description

Milwaukee Tool, an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide, is looking for an Architect to fill a critical role within our IT organization.


As an Architect you will have an opportunity to help define Milwaukee Tool's technology direction and strategy. You will apply your knowledge of business and deep technical skills to complex cross-functional projects in Milwaukee Tool's fast-paced environment.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Build cross-functional relationships to understand business needs and enable solution delivery
  • Supports project delivery within their domain. Influences customers, stakeholders, external partners, analysts, and engineering team on solution design as well as strategic direction
  • Drives towards best-in-class solutioning
  • Advocates for adherence of standards, ensures standards are documented and communicated
  • Helps drive technology & design discussions with partners (tech/non-tech), leadership, customers, and engineers
  • Produces clear, concise documents (e.g., technical specifications, architecture deliverables, etc.).
  • Identify risks in technology design choices. Recognizes when the technical design of a feature is complex, limits performance, scale, extensibility, and/or our ability innovate in the future
  • Weigh the pros and cons of a technology choice and propose relevant options. Deconstructs complex product problems into straightforward technical propositions
  • Assist with solving system problems when they arise. Consider others' ideas and suggestions, in solving the problem
  • Remains current with emerging technologies and industry best practices; guides others on major strategies and methodologies
  • Participates and is an advocate as the enterprise moves to next generation tools, processes, and frameworks


Job Requirements:

  • 10 years or more of IT experience required
  • 5 years or more of progressive experience in software development, application design, systems integration, and solution architecture
  • Exposure to multiple diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Experience working on vendor evaluations, vendor Proof of Concept (POC) definition and engagement, and vendor selection process
  • Understanding of all aspects of the software life cycle from specification through analysis and design, to testing and maintenance. Able to leverage Agile, waterfall, or hybrid project methodologies
  • Demonstrated expertise in requirements engineering, software architecture, software testing, and software deployment including understanding how the software interacts with the technical architecture
  • Deep technical expertise in Microsoft .NET technologies, CRM, content management, web sites, mobile applications, PLM, digital marketing, ecommerce, product information management, master data management, data warehouse and analytics solutions
  • Prior experience in retail and/or manufacturing industries, specifically dealing with platforms such as Oracle ERP, Oracle PPM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SAP Hybris, Sitecore, and Azure is a plus


Additional Skills Required:

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and operational excellence
  • Solid communicator -- verbal, oral and presentation skills; able to present highly technical subject matter across a variety of stakeholder levels
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a self-guided manner
  • Firm believer of data driven decision making
  • Great organization skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Able to deal with/work through ambiguity and adaptable to decisions made quickly by peers
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