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IT Solutions Architect (Remote)

Company: United Natural Foods
Location: Providence
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are

We're pioneers who every day deliver new choices that shape the foodscape. We discover what's next. Bold ideas and new possibilities that drive the industry. Better food. Better future. Our teams are a highly innovative group of talented professionals; laser-focused on making a difference and having fun while we do it.

At UNFI, we're inspired by the unexpected. We look at things like our unmatched distribution network and full-store assortment through a new lens. From gourmet and ethnic to fresh, prepared foods to specialty cheese - we cover everything in the store and your kitchen. Energizing tomorrow, guiding a healthier road ahead.

We believe that:

* Freedom of food choice matters
* Discovering what's next keeps us vital
* We're not afraid to get our hands dirty
* We're here to connect food, people and the planet
* New routes can take us anywhere
* Scale drives our ability to positively impact lives
* There is no limit to fresh ideas
* Sustainability is our responsibility

A Bit About You

* You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
* You wake up in the morning with a passion to inspire others to be great
* You possess the ability to lead leaders to develop strong teams and deliver on your strategies
* You are a natural at connecting with others and building strong relationship networks
* You have a proven ability to leverage consumer insights to develop brand positioning
* You understand the importance of collaboration and partnership to enable business outcomes
* You strive to build and deliver the "big picture" strategy
* You possess a positive mindset and often spotlight opportunities that others may overlook


Owns technical engagements and drives the ultimate success of partner projects. Acting as the "face of UNFI" with key partners and drives discussions with senior technical leaders in those organizations. Uses strategic thinking regarding business, product and technical challenges and maps the intersection of partner needs and company priorities. Utilizes excellent customer engagement and communication skills as well as the technical background to fluently interact and provide guidance to software developers and architects. Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of architecture, systems design and integration to develop level application and custom solutions and recommendations on major enhancements and interfaces, functions and features.


* Develop and drive strategic technology roadmaps.
* Work cross functionally to drive out cloud ready application strategy, working with both Infrastructure teams and Security teams collaboratively.
* Designs and leads the implementation of an architecture based on business requirements and IT strategies, as well as to rectify gaps and pain points within the current state
* Documents necessary architecture design and analysis work
* Facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations as they relate to the systems
* Educates developers on devices and service offerings
* Documents best practices and creates development resources that can be used by other developers specific to Systems
* Provides input to Enterprise Architecture that helps builds reference architecture, frameworks and toolkits to drive scale of adoption in the ecosystem
* Advocates for enterprise architecture in relevant system space
* Ensures that enterprise architecture guidelines and recommendations are followed and bridges gaps directly with enterprise architecture
* Ensures that project teams follow enterprise architecture processes to include technical reviews and enterprise technical recommendations
* Develops unique, compelling and exciting presentations and demonstrations of new applications and technologies
* Delivers persuasive, passionate, high impact, high quality presentations to senior decision makers
* Performs other duties as assigned.



* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Analysis or a related field preferred


* 10+ years of retail industry experience in application and technical roles
* 7+ years of experience convert technologies and building/maintaining developer relations
* 3+ years implementation/consulting experience
* Expertise in multi-channel digital solutions, products, and frameworks.
* Proven ability to architect, develop, and deploy experiences across desktop, mobile, tablet, and digital displays.
* Knowledge of software/hardware design, selection, and deployment techniques and methodologies.


* High-level understanding of relational database management systems and other data structure
* Understanding of network architecture
* Solid knowledge of the following is preferred:
* Cloud/Hybrid Application Architecture (Kubernetes a plus)
* Experience using containers
* Component Driven Architecture (12-factor Applications - reusability, scalability)
* Overall system health (logging and monitoring strategy)
* Secure API design principles


* Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
* Strong leadership skills
* Excellent analytical and technical skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent planning and organizational skills
* Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
* Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements
* Ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives
* Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems
* Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

* M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information

* Schedule: Full-time


Additional Information

* Company Name: United Natural Foods Inc.
* Additional Locations: United States of America
* Schedule: Full-time


* Pay Range: $114,300 - 220,500 Annually ($54.95 - 106.01 Hourly)

Keywords: United Natural Foods, Providence , IT Solutions Architect (Remote), Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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