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Solutions Architect

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
12 Sep 2022

This SOLUTION ARCHITECT- MERCHANDISING, SUPPLY CHAIN, CORP TECHNOLOGY role is responsible for leading technology design and solutioning for our emerging merchandising, supply chain, and corporate systems investments, including driving technology innovations and systems transformations to deliver modern enterprise and omni-channel capabilities and solutions.


  • The Solution Architect will own and drive the creation of technical solution designs for Dicks Sporting Goods initiatives. They will deliver this by working with business and product management to translate business goals into technology capabilities. They will work with domain architects, cloud platform leaders, and product engineering teams to guide teams to a technical design which includes reference patterns, meets enterprise standards, cross-domain platform strategies, and foundational technology. They will incorporate inputs from security and reliability engineering for non-functional requirements. Finally, they work with product management and engineering teams to turn design options, risks, and feasibility into a solution delivery roadmap.
  • The Solution Architect will be hands-on and collaborate with engineering and platform teams to build and deliver technology solution examples and proof-of-concepts for reference architectures.


  • The Solution Architect drives end-to-end technology designs for our most significant opportunities at Dicks Sporting Goods through their experience, leadership, and deliverables. They are a catalyst to bringing the next-generation experiences for our athletes and teammates to life by leveraging forward-looking technologies and platforms.


  • A Solution Architect works across many functions to drive a solution-driven design outcome for business initiatives. They work with product management, business leaders, domain architects, program management, and engineering leaders to build a well-designed technology solution view. A Solution Architect is a bridge between these teams thinking end-to-end on design.
  • This is a full time remote opportunity. We are looking to hire immediately. Immigration sponsorship, including permanent residency/green card sponsorship is available upon hire date.

Technical Leadership

  • Stays current on emerging technical trends, patterns, and solutions for domain. Acts as resident expert for how technology for merchandising and supply chain is changing and influences business and technical teams.
  • Acts as the end-to-end technical architecture lead for initiatives to communicate design, context and considerations, including hands-on development of proof-of-concepts and reference architectures.
  • Recommends, leads, and participates in solution architecture work for domains ensuring that the architecture strategy is consistent with long-term business objectives.
  • Aligns solution to strategic technology platform, data, cloud and reference architecture patterns and capabilities

Solution Leadership

  • Produces and maintains technology solution views and roadmaps. Ensures these are accurate, pragmatic and actionable within product teams and to business leaders.
  • Maintains a consistent solution architecture design. Maintains views into current state, risks and recommendations towards directional roadmaps.
  • Drives execution for large business initiatives including documentation, roadmaps, communication and alignment of solutions architecture into business, product and technical plans.


  • Organizes discussions, planning and technical design for solution with engineering leadership. Helps assist and drive domain roadmap vision into actionable steps for engineering leaders.
  • Mentors software engineers in solution architecture practices including implementing proof of concepts and reviewing technology solutions and code with teams
  • Leads and organizes applications of technology patterns, approaches, practices and technical design maturity to a business solution.
  • Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current, and upcoming vendor products and solutions.

Solution Delivery

  • Acts as lead for technical architecture for one or more business solutions that ensures critical thinking, security standards compliance, collaboration, alignment versus broader architecture decisions and input into domain roadmaps.
  • Finds ways to embed processes, patterns, tooling and automation to improve architectural maturity.
  • Updates and maintains technical domain leadership on reviews, risks and domain technical direction.

Additional Requirements, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that architected solutions are implemented to standards.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Computer Science or other engineering w/ additional job experience
  • Experience: 7-10 years
  • Experience as a technical architect for a major technology implementation
  • Retail, Merchandising, and/or Supply Chain experience a plus

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  • Job Reference: 710020055-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Location: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application