Principal Solution Architect

 

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Circle K Business Center is a professional software development hub, responsible for delivering software solutions used by external private and business Circle K customers across the globe. 
Our software is used on a real scale, Circle K is the global company with over 15.000 stores in 24 countries, serving more than 6 million customers a day and having about 120.000 people working at our stores and support offices. 
We are proud of our people, who are highly skilled professionals working in various roles, all together presenting great capabilities to develop advanced software solutions using modern technology stack.
At Circle K, we do believe our software makes the difference, it is useful and often very innovative, making our life easier, your life easier too. Electric vehicles related software, mobile apps allowing to fuel or wash a car without entering the shop, fueling with fully automated payments, shopping in Circle K stores where there are no cash registers and you will be charged automatically for what you take just after you leave the shop… Yes, we build such solutions. 

 

About the project
You will be focused on Next Generation Retail Platform (NGRP) project, that aims to modernize our retail IT architecture, enable a multitude of digital and frictionless experiences for our customers and shape the future of the Circle K business. 

 

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in computer science, IT, engineering, system analysis or a related study
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in at least two IT solutions development disciplines
  • Ability to speak English at C1 level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments
  • Good understanding of Digital Commerce, Point of Sale and Retail technology trends
  • Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies
  • Experience in working in retail is helpful, but not required
  • Experience in developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
  • Experience in delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences
     

Responsibilities

 

Translating business strategy into solutions architecture

  • Understanding business drivers and capabilities, current state and future needs, in the Digital Commerce and Retail Technologies
  • Understanding emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to implement new and evolving business and operating models
  • Analyzing the technology industry, monitoring the competitors and market trends, and determining their potential impact on the enterprise
  • Translating business needs into feasible architectural blueprints, considering broad scope of Circle K products, projects, services, systems and non-functional needs
  • Leading design and analysis of solutions in close cooperation with other architects and developers 
  • Documenting solutions architecture designs

 

Orchestrating solutions delivery

  • Developing a roadmap for the evolution of the NGRP API & Capabilities portfolio from current to future state
  • Defining the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure decisions are aligned with the NGRP future-state architecture vision
  • Identifying the organizational (e.g. on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impacts on the solutions architecture 
  • Working closely with the Product Owners and Agile Teams to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle


Skills & Competencies
As an architect, you need to demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of architecture patterns and development practices such as:

  • Micro Services
  • DDD
  • Behavior Driven Design
  • API mediation, API Led Development, API Management, API Lifecycle, API Design
  • SAGA – Orchestration & Choreography
  • CQRS
  • Circuit Breaker
  • DevSecOps
  • Service Mesh
  • Distributed Memory Cache,
  • Built-in Quality
  • Hyper Scale

 

Although you will not be expected to develop software directly, you will be expected to understand what our developers are telling you, therefore we expect you to have practical knowledge about most of below:

  • JAVA, Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React Native
  • SQL and no-SQL databases (PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Cosmos DB, MongoDB, Dynamo, Redis)
  • Jenkins, Sonar, GitHub, k8s, Docker
  • AWS and Azure
  • TDD, SOLID

 

We believe a successful architect is a person with below characteristics and competencies:

  • Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical skills
  • Organizationally effective with the ability to navigate organizational politics
  • Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making
  • Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice and is more interested in results than personal preferences
  • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams


What do we offer?

  • Annual bonus
  • Private medical care
  • Multisport
  • English lessons subsidized by the company
  • Group insurance
  • Attractive discounts for products and services at our stations
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Modern and convienient office that you can virtually visit here - https://goo.gl/maps/CLteHfYcdYMbdESq6
  • Trainings & possibillity to develop skills in a wide international environment
     

Covid-19...

Nowadays our teams are working remotely. Travelling to the office is expected occasionally.

 

When working with us you can depend upon it that you will not be judged on the grounds of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Oppositely - we believe that our diverse and inclusive culture helps us create an amazing atmosphere where everybody feels welcome.

Check who we are here: https://youtu.be/td-QGnNnvW0

 

 

Interested?
We encourage you to apply.

 

We know great companies are built from within, by great people like you. Come grow with us!
We´re looking forward to your application.