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Solution Architect Membership (m/f/d)

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 have to create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital. 

Solution Architect Membership 

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 of the Membership product under Consumer Engagement area within Digital Tech, you will be responsible for establishing the best consumer facing membership program in the industry through the enablement of new technologies and the continuous development of existing features! 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 & Membership/ Loyalty domain 

  • Create solution & application designs 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 to develop required components. Guide and advise engineering team in low-level design 

  • Support 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, 

  • Contribute to 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 with working with 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 

  • 5+ years of experience in designing/prototyping or implementing end-to-end technical solutions 

 

WHAT IS OUR TECH STACK 

We design & own a fleet of microservices developed in Java, Nodejs, Salesforce; leveraging various AWS, Azure and GCP data-services (SQL, NoSQL); architected around Kafka Event-driven technology with Data-mesh principles and relevant frameworks (Hadoop, ETL, MapReduce). When needed, we leverage SaaS technologies 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 members 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 membership 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  

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. 

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:  Solution Architect Membership (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  338255
Date:  Nov 3, 2021