IT Sr. Application Architect

Information Technology Dallas, Texas


Description

IT Sr. Application Architect

 

PURPOSE

The Enterprise Architect (EA) leads, prioritizes and develops the overall enterprise architecture (EA) for the enterprise, in conjunction with the other EA roles, as well as with business and IT leaders.   This position will work collaboratively with other technology leaders to develop the technical components of a next generation system for the Worldwide Express enterprise, including, but not limited to technology stack, platform, data model, services model, integration strategy and demarcation points, etc.  The EA will also maintain a business focus in ensuring the correct alignment of the technology with the business needs, and a technology focus in ensuring the ongoing technology used is complying with the architectural strategy and standards.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & OUTCOMES:

  • Exhibits a solid understanding of how the organization's business objectives, opportunities and processes, and what drivers and trends, are influencing the industry and ecosystem. Familiarity with financial metrics such as IRR, capex, and opex.
  • Leads and progresses architectural plans and activities in the organization. Constructively lead and work with other EA team members, as well as with members of other organizational teams.
  • Provides innovative approaches to business outcomes in order to create new solutions that achieve competitive advantage.
  • When more than one viable solution exists, arbitrate amongst contributors and get consensus on the way forward.
  • Enables decision making, secures buy-in, and understands the distribution of power within the organization. Ability to collaborate to deliver results, and to resolve conflicts expediently is essential.
  • Seeks out information internally and externally. EA team members must be able to analyze business proposals and plans, and to identify the applicable architectural solution to address these, bearing in mind the aspects of cost management and risk management.
  • Effectively communicates to different audiences. It is important to be able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in written documents (graphics or text), and to present these coherently and logically.
  • Has a pragmatic and practical ability of the architecture to be implemented. Key to this is an understanding of the issues involved in project development, the language of project managers and, therefore, the ability to engage with the project managers in the deployment of the architecture.
  • Presents unbiased architectural opinions and recommendations to senior management for their decisions. This requires an independent and objective approach to the issues.
  • Learns and understands end-to-end use of systems and products from an end user perspective.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to understand emerging business needs and opportunities.
  • Seeks to understand what system is required to do and also what it should not do. Sets operational standards and resource usage “budgets”
  • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Build strong relationships with business and technology partners (dszehs)

 

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other responsibilities as defined by management

 

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 15+ years of IT experience, at least 6 in application architecture or related role
  • Significant leadership experience in the logistics industry or adjacent industries applicable to WWEX.
  • Experience working as part of a team defining a completely new software product.
  • Experience working with key technology and modern architectural structures such as AWS, J2EE, SOAP/REST integrations, APIs, Micro-services, etc.
  • Experience with open-source technology such as Linux, Java, Apache,

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Understanding of the industry, specific WWEX business model, and unique characteristics of the Company.
  • Significant leadership experience in the logistics industry or adjacent industries applicable to WWEX.
  • Modern architectural patterns and practical application of patterns
  • Agile development methodologies.
  • Common business practices and software product design.
  • Building collaborative relationships.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN:

  • Influencing, leading change that drives business performance.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conflict management and problem solving.
  • Assessment and decision-making skills.
  • Relationship building both within the organization and with external sources.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Analytical.
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Forward thinking.
  • Technical Expertise.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO GIVING YOU:

  • A competitive Salary
  • Advancement opportunity
  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) program


WHO ARE WE?

Quite simply, we make shipping simple. Worldwide Express is a relationship company offering customers a comprehensive solution for their shipping needs, whether it be small package, less-than-truckload or full truckload. We are a local partner for our customers’ global supply chain, providing consultative service from more than 125 offices across the nation. Through our relationship with UPS® and a highly selective carrier portfolio, we provide our customers with a breadth of shipping options unmatched in the 3PL field.

Worldwide Express has a strategic partnership with UPS for light package, domestic and international shipping to penetrate the small to medium size business sector. As UPS's largest non-retail authorized reseller in North America, our sales teams do what they do best, which is providing solutions to C-Level executives while letting UPS do what they do best: deliver more packages on time than anyone else. In addition to our relationship with UPS, WWEX has alliances with over 65 LTL, Domestic Air Freight, and International Air Freight carriers. WWEX provides tailored services and individualized shipping solutions to fit the needs of any small to medium-sized business customers.


Worldwide Express is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Worldwide Express Operations, LLC and WWEX Franchise Holdings, LLC ,(collectively “Worldwide Express”) strive to make employment decisions on the basis of merit, seeking the most qualified individuals in every job.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other status protected by law.  All employment decisions will be based on valid job requirements or other legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons.  Worldwide Express offers reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the job application and hiring process.  If you would like to request such an accommodation, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources for Worldwide Express.