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Solution Architect - Search and Decide Experience

Company: CarMax
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

7041 - CarMax Shockoe - 140 Virginia Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

CarMax, the way your career should be!  ABOUT THIS JOB :

The Solutions Architect is responsible for designs and oversight of applications for their assigned team(s). This involves the uniformity of application implementations under their influence, proper performance of those applications, and the team’s developed solutions are within enterprise direction.  This position will be responsible for ensuring that software developed meets CarMax® architectural and quality expectations and requires a knowledge about all applicable business processes.

The Solutions Architect works with the Enterprise Architecture team to develop standards and design patterns.  This position will work with various Technology teams to champion the adoption of patterns, platforms, and architectural tools.

Solutions Architect provide mentorship and are asked to provide positive and developmental feedback and capitalizes on teachable moments to grow others. This position is responsible for the technical training of associates.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design system solutions that meet requirements

Provides proposals for solutions to deliver business outcomes

Design sweeping applications that impact application environments within their team

Recognizes areas of improvement in the development lifecycle and recommend action plans

Creates, reviews, and develops software throughout the team’s environment and effectively communicates the rationale behind the designs

Designs modifications to existing software, designs reusable components, and elimination of redundancy in designs throughout their team’s environment

Drives design consensus within the team while maintaining awareness with other teams

Develops and delivers technical training and business understanding for developers

Drives efficient resolution for system outages as well as performance and functional shortcomings

Engages in a critical support situations and effectively, efficiently, and quickly drives to successful resolutions

Investigates new technologies and techniques and researching ongoing industry developments through a partnership with the Enterprise Architecture team

Evaluates the ROI of systems development and enhancements to the IT Enterprise environment and effectively weighs the financial alternatives involved with various technical solutions and proposals

Partners with IT Enterprise Architects to assist IT Leadership with the forecasting of technology implementation budgets

Assists in the budget process to identify the Total Cost of Ownership

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS :

Broad understanding of the business processes implemented across the team’s applications

Broad understanding of all aspects of the team’s technical software requirements including security, scalability, and usability

Develop long term application plans

Build consensus and acceptance of improvements and changes to CarMax development patterns, standards, and processes

Influence the technical direction of others in order to drive all projects to successful completion within the architectural standards and guidance

Courageously drive strategic initiatives and challenge upward and across the IT enterprise when necessary

Proven ability to effectively communicate architectural standards and best practices

Drive through obstacles and time constraints to successfully deliver a project to completion

Demonstrated ability to compare and contrast alternative approaches to meet objectives while assessing risk both quantitatively and qualitatively

Effectively estimate time required for technical efforts for projects of all sizes

Demonstrated communication skills to include but not limited to verbal and written communication, delivering organized presentations, able to tailor message to the audience, and facilitate group discussions with diplomacy and seek diverse opinions

Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills and performs  well in high pressure or stressful situations

Demonstrated ability in statistical analysis, advanced calculations, and reporting

Demonstrated ability to effectively estimate effort, durations and enterprise impact required for large technical solutions

Evaluate long term impacts when making recommendations and decisions.

4 year degree required (in Technology related course of study)

8+ years of development experience, preferred

6+ years of database development experience, preferred

PeopleSoft Toolset, required

BPC Toolset preferred

CarMax.com:

Microsoft SQL Server scripting and Data models, required

Microsoft .NET, required

JavaScripting, required

HTLM/CSS and other web design components, required

Endeca technologies, preferred

Content Management System, preferred

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community.  We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application .

Keywords: CarMax, Richmond , Solution Architect - Search and Decide Experience, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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