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The Sr. Solution Architect (Retail) will be focus on providing overall strategic and execution leadership across the Application Development organization. In addition to architecting, designing solutions and leading their implementation, the Sr. Solution Architect is responsible to mentor Solution Architects and drive the strategy definition and execution of the technology products areas needed to drive US Foods’ digital transformation. This position supports our CHEF’STORE® business (80 retail stores and growing).
CHEF’STORE® is a destination for the best in restaurant shopping – serving both professional chefs and home chefs alike. Get great food at wholesale prices: fresh produce, meat, dairy and more, in the variety and volume customers need. It’s a fresh take on shopping for restaurant equipment and supplies, with easy access and a superior customer experience in our clutter-free stores. No memberships. Public welcome. CHEF’STORE means savings on everything needed. Visit the CHEF’STORE® website to learn more:
Flexible Work Policy: The work for the Senior Solution Architect - Retail Business position is completed remotely anywhere in the United States except Hawaii or United States Territories. This position may have the potential to travel up to 20% dependent on business needs.
Review and identify short and mid-term technology trends;
In collaboration with the Enterprise Architect, assess technologies fit with US Foods’ portfolio;
Lead technology POCs, define and execute a go to market approach in collaboration with projects and BRMs;
Provides technical expertise and leadership to develop integrated solutions spanning business processes, operating systems, applications and hardware platforms;
Work cross functionally (e.g. the Development, Architecture, BRM, etc.) to develop plans address US Foods technical debt and improve its processes;
Providing expertise and guidance in architecture, design and application of industry standards in the implementation of innovative US Foods applications;
Evaluate vendor solutions/approaches and make recommendations;
Collaborate across USF IT to define and socialize roadmaps;
Reviews and/or designs complex enterprise integration architectures for other US Foods IT teams and makes recommendations;
Provide thought leadership and mentorship to Solution Architects and Leads and ensure execution discipline and rigor;
Oversees quality and output of development team on project tasks;
Works and communicates effectively with all levels of management;
Contribute to the US Foods’ IT brand by presenting, leading technology forums or write articles.
Education/Training: Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred.
Related Experience: Minimum 8 years' experience in highly technical roles covering multiple areas is required.
Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
Deep hands-on knowledge of Application Development, Operation and support practices;
Deep hands-on knowledge of either web/cloud/web service-based technology, ESB or DevOps concepts;
Appropriate professional designation preferred;
Prior experience leading and mentoring application development teams;
Prior experience designing and developing Cloud and on-prem applications in large scale, highly transaction or mission critical environments;
Prior knowledge of application containers and CI/CD concepts a plus.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities / Special Skills:
Excellent decision-making capabilities;
Excellent organization, and team collaboration skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Excellent facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills;
Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability;
Strong team leadership skills;
Strong knowledge of business objectives.
The following information is provided in accordance with the Colorado Pay Equity Act. Compensation depends on experience, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. In Colorado, the expected compensation for this role is between $118,600 and $135,000. This role is also eligible for annual incentive plan bonus. Benefits for this role include health insurance, pre-tax spending accounts, retirement benefits, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, employee stock purchase plan, and life insurance. To review available benefits, please click here: https://www.usfoods.com/careers/benefits.html.
EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
On-ramping/Off-ramping parental leave
Backup child care
Child care subsidies
Unconscious bias training
Remote work policy
Part time policy
Short term disability
With a promise to help its customers Make It, US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 69 broadline locations and more than 80 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 28,000 associates provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
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