Director Solution Architecture Major Market Expansion (m/f/d)

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and reinvent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession. We’ve been doing this for more than 70 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections, and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us. 



Director Solution Architecture (Tech Lead) Platform Rollouts 





We are using technology to create solutions that are transforming how products are being digitally created. We are putting collaboration tools in place that ease and speed up product creation and sourcing for thousands of employees. We are harnessing data which enables our employees to make better decisions.  We are working in a fast paced, start-up alike environment where we truly believe that technology can automate most of the mundane tasks and free up time for creators to do what they really need to do – create. 


As part the technical leads group of Digital Tech, your mission is to guide the team in building high quality technical solutions and have fun while doing it! You will bring your ideas to life in a buzzing environment of highly engaged, multinational agile teams. At adidas we want to rapidly enlarge our digital Footprint by enabling new markets to benefit from our global solutions. This role will give you a great exposure to the best we have to offer to our consumer like Digital Communications, Membership, Acquisition and Data Privacy. You will be part of the Leadership Team of Consumer Engagement Platform Rollouts and ensure that all architectural decisions are fitting our future ambitions.  



  • Represent product leadership board and provide consultancy to PO lead and Delivery Lead, 

  • Lead agile teams composed of developers and architects to ensure top-class technical quality by following engineering guidelines and tech enablement frameworks/toolsets, 

  • Create solution designs together with global product team/architects by making architectural decisions and recording them: architecture style, characteristics (aka NFRs), design patterns, and trade-offs etc 

  • Create architecture artefacts (dependencies, constraints, system interfaces catalogue, deployment design etc.) that will enable implementation team/global product team to develop required components. Guide and advise engineering team in low-level design  

  • Be the gatekeeper of well-architected framework elements in system and public cloud workload designs: Reliable, Performant, Secure, Cost-optimized, Operationally excellent 

  • Create PoCs to showcase characteristics and main functionality of solutions to manage stakeholders and get buy-in 

  • Work with SREs to ensure DevSecOps, QA automation, ITIL/Change process, and advanced observability are in place  

  • Drive relationship within solution/domain/enterprise architecture community, execute and participate in JADs (Joint Architecture Discussion) 

  • Ensure that architectural guidelines are followed for Market Rollout Projects 

  • Validate architectural solutions to address and govern market specific deviations from global technology stack 

  • Lead the team in finding creative solutions to technical problems 



  • Good understanding of Domain Driven Design, Event Driven Architecture, and API design 

  • Good understanding of data/backend application concepts including inter-process communication frameworks around messaging (mainly Kafka) and sync/async REST APIs 

  • Experience with distributed systems (ideally Microservices) and distributed data models 

  • Experience with managing public cloud workloads and serverless paradigm (AWS preferred) 

  • Experience in solution design with best practices and Well-Architected frameworks 

  • Experience with working and leading engineering teams in Agile delivery environment 

  • Experience in working with SREs to ensure DevSecOps, QA automation, ITIL/Change process, and advanced observability are in place  

  • Motivation to never stop learning in the ever-changing Digital Tech space 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in English 

  • 10+ years of experience in designing, prototyping, and implementing end-to-end solutions with ~5 years xp in at least one of these domains: CRM, loyalty programs, digital marketing 




We design & own a fleet of microservices developed in Java, Scala, Nodejs, Salesforce; leveraging various AWS, Azure and GCP services; architected around Kafka Event-driven technology with Data-mesh principle. We leverage strong SaaS platforms when required and develop our rich technology stack to create best data driven solutions. We have best-in-class enterprise level deployment pipelines where CI/CD automation, Docker containerization, K8 orchestration are first class citizens. All in all, goal is to serve the ultimate digital experience at scale to millions of adidas creators that interact with our brands every day globally! So, if data and anything related to that is interesting to you; we definitely need to talk! 



You will be part of a strategic program for adidas with a lot of opportunities to grow and reach your expectations. You will join a team of talented and passionate engineers and you will work with latest cloud technologies. Together and individually, we will use, contribute, and release open source.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Solution Architecture Major Market Expansion (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  370389
Date:  Nov 24, 2021