Head of Architecture - Online Commerce Platform (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


At adidas, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a show more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products. We don't just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics. We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best. We believe that it's hard work inventing the future of sport, and that's why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.
We believe that through Sport, we have the power to change lives.


To change lives, we must create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital. 




WEB &MOBILE is providing the technical solutions to the fast growth adidas digital business, we create the vision, design, build and operate everything related to adidas digital B2C business. This includes online stores for all markets, both web and app, and everything related to digital marketing. On the same we build and operate our hype events platforms and digital retail.


We own adidas Online Commerce Platform that provide the essential backend functionalities to adidas digital business. Payment, checkout, basket and order services are only a few of the critical components we own and evolve as software products.


What we are looking for:


•    Head of architecture for our head-less commerce platform. 
•    Strong Architect / Software Engineer to lead a talented group of Solution architects in charge of designing and executing world class Realtime APIs and data streaming systems.
•    A positive and dynamic leader, able to lead a team of talented architects navigating change and uncertainty. 
•    Experience creating highly scalable, reliable and performant microservices based backend systems.
•    Experience managing chapters of architects and building high performing teams
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Problem solving skills and hands on attitude.
•    Min. 10 years of IT experience
•    5 years of experience in managing a group of architects/engineers
•    Growth mindset and Motivation to never stop learning in the digital IT space.
•    College or university degree with focus on Software Engineering or equivalent.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Design of high performing, high resilient, easy to adopt head-less commerce platforms.
•    Lead and mentor a chapter of architects, as well as manage outside contractors. 
•    Build and grow a strong community of architects across different feature teams


What we offer: 


•    You will be part of a company where quality, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.
•    You will be part of a highly engaged, multinational team with international career opportunities
•    Individual development, training and a tech community
•    Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility
•    Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas products  


To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.
If you are looking for growing professionally within adidas, we are happy to receive your application.

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:  Head of Architecture - Online Commerce Platform (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  416141
Date:  Jun 21, 2022