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Company: Foot Locker
Location: Camp Hill
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Our global house-of-brands inspires and empowers youth culture. Relentlessly committed to fuel a shared passion for self-expression, we create unrivaled experiences at the heart of the sport and sneaker communities through the power of our people. If you want to be a part of something bigger than you can imagine, you've come to the right place. To learn more about the incredible impact we're making on both our local and global communities, Click Here!

Footlocker Inc is currently recruiting for an Architect, who is technically-inclined, a great problem solver and possesses excellent interpersonal relationship skills to be part of a fast-paced, innovative, and highly visible team, building innovative solutions catering to our global business. This position will report to the Senior Director.

The Core Retail - Merchandising and Inventory Technical Architect is a new role within the Foot Locker IS&T Core Retail team and is accountable for the overall design and architecture strategy across the Merchandising and Inventory solutions used at Foot Locker today and in the future. This role will work with business and IS&T peers and stakeholders in understanding the requirements, defining solution scope, and outlining an optimized best in class technology solution architecture to drive positive value and business outcomes in the Core Retail Move and Buy areas.

This role will apply deep subject matter expertise of cutting edge merchandising and Inventory processes, technologies and data architecture to identify, develop, and support implement solutions that improve productivity and processes, increase efficiencies, and optimize costs savings.

  • Define & architect the design for Footlocker supply chain and merchandising solutions globally. This includes inventory management, fulfilment, merchandising and allocation planning, assortment planning, pricing and other solutions in this area
  • Take ownership for current in-flight solutions and development and bring the necessary expertise insight to shape their further delivery
  • Perform detailed analysis of inventory and merchandising business processes and requirements to produce custom solution specifications for complex and large projects.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to developers, business and functional analysts, testing teams, compliance and other IS&T team members.
  • Provide documented technical design proposals, estimates, specifications and maintenance guides.
  • Research leading edge technologies and processes for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Work with internal and external development teams to track delivery solutions to defined architectural standards.
  • Create and maintain technology roadmaps in the Inventory and Merchandising areas
  • Lead, align, influence and collaborate across organizational boundaries within IS&T and business functions (e.g. project teams, functions, and partner organizations) without direct authority
  • Manage the resolution of cross-functional and cross-platform issues, tradeoffs, and risk in accordance with program objectives.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent is required.
  • Experience with industry leading merchandise, inventory and assortment planning big data driven technologies.
  • A minimum of 8 years architecture experience, building back-end systems and minimum of 3 years of experience in building scalable RESTful API's.
  • Leadership experience in managing technology architecture roadmaps and overseeing full life cycle implementations at enterprise scale.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of service oriented architecture, open source technologies and APIs.
  • Strong Java foundational knowledge.
  • Experience in building distributed systems.
  • Strong understanding of Microservices architectures.
  • Experience with distributed caching frameworks such as Redis, Hazelcast etc. and experience with containerization/orchestration technologies tools like Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes and Swarm.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery using modern DevOps tools.
  • Expert in using cloud platforms like AWS or Azure.
  • Experience in collaborating with off-shore and on-shore development teams and across time-zone and regions.
  • Experience with Scrum and an Agile Development environment.
  • Partnering and effective interpersonal skills to work collaboratively across IS&T, business and with external partners.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral; with the ability to present to large groups with confidence.


Keywords: Foot Locker, Ellicott City , Architect, Other , Camp Hill, Maryland

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