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Senior Solution Architect - CDP (Consumer Data Platform)

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. 

 

We are using technology to create solutions those 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, who at their core build game-changing software products by using top-notch technology. Right there with you! 

  

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

  • Work on the coolest set of ideas shaped around Digital Consumer Engagement & Data domain 
  • Lead solution design by making architectural decisions and recording them: architecture style, characteristics (aka NFRs), design patterns, and trade-offs etc. 
  • Lead creation of architecture artefacts (dependencies, constraints, system interfaces catalogue, deployment design etc.) that will enable implementation team to develop required components. Guide and advise engineering team in low-level design 
  • Own the Data Architecture: Support Data Mesh strategy by designing mature data products, high quality real-time data supply chains with standardized logical data model concepts, 
  • 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 
  • Manage capabilities portfolio of your product (maturity, technology, people and processes),  
  • Drive relationship within solution/domain/enterprise architecture community, execute and participate in JADs (Joint Architecture Discussion), 
  • Support business architecture and be advisor to Tech lead/Product leadership in driving organizational change and future technology direction in the product 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

  • Desired knowledge in event-driven marketing data platforms (CDP, DMP) 
  • Deep understanding of Domain Driven Design, Event Driven Architecture, and API design 
  • Deep 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 
  • Motivation to never stop learning in the ever-changing Digital Tech space 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in English 
  • College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent 
  • 8+ years of experience in designing, prototyping, and implementing end-to-end technical solutions with ~3 years of xp in one of these areas: MarTech/AdTech, Consumer Engagement/CX, eCom 

 

WHAT IS OUR TECH STACK 

We design & own a fleet of microservices developed in Java, Scala, Nodejs, Salesforce; leveraging various AWS, Azure and GCP data-services (SQL, NoSQL); architected around Kafka Event-driven technology with Data-mesh principle and relevant frameworks (Hadoop, ETL, MapReduce). We leverage a strong SaaS CDP platform as core element 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! It is ok if some of the technologies listed above are new to you. We care about your relevant background in data technologies and eagerness to learn. We are happy to teach you and learn from you! 

 

 WHAT WE WANT TO OFFER 

  • 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. From us, you will also get; 
  • Choice between MacBook Pro and Windows laptops  
  • Mobile smartphone  
  • Flexibility to work from home or the newly renovated Amsterdam headquarters (when restrictions are lifted)  
  • Part-time contract is possible if full-time isn’t for you  
  • 28 days paid holidays per year  
  • Online and offline education resources, like Udemy and LinkedIn Learning  
  • On-site gym  
  • Employee discount on adidas and Reebok  
  • Collective insurance discount  
  • Commuter benefits  
  • Discounted lunch at the office  

 

THROUGH SPORT, WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE LIVES 

Check out the adidas developer portal to see our latest projects, platforms and tech stacks: https://adidas.github.io/ 

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:  Senior Solution Architect - CDP (Consumer Data Platform)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  357868
Date:  Oct 15, 2021