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eCommerce Solution Architect - $120,000 - $130,000

Posted 2 years ago in Information Technology

10+ to 15 years of experience
Management Experience Required
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Detailed Description

We currently have an outstanding opportunity for an eCommerce Solution
Architect, reporting to the Director of Enterprise eBusiness Applications,
based in our southern CT offices.

The information technology organization has global responsibility for
delivering state of the art information technology solutions for the
enterprise. The Enterprise eBusiness Application team is responsible for the
design, development, and support of global customer facing web-based portal
applications. Specifically, we are recruiting for an Information Technology
professional with proven e-Commerce and web architecture expertise for our
corporate website.

Position Summary

The duties of the Architect include leading the application design,
architecture and implementation of PB's E-Commerce platform
The Architect must have experience in the design of large scale internet
sites, preferably a large scale ecommerce site. Experience in key E-commerce

components such as payment processing, merchant of record, product management
tools, global address validation, security, order processing and fulfillment
are required
The Architect must have experiences creating application architectures
that can scale to high volumes, and achieve system performance on a global
The Architect must demonstrate a mastery of web technology architectures
and industry standard protocols
The Architect must be comfortable with leading a team of other architects
within business, application/systems, data/information and technical
architecture disciplines and must be able to explain clearly the benefits
of an architectural approach. The Architect will also provide technical
mentorship to other team members
The Architect will be responsible for providing input into the E-Commerce
plan of record, driving the teams to build the necessary components of the E-
commerce platform and ensuring that new projects follow architecture standards
The Architect will have a proven track record of successfully delivering
projects related to E-commerce, portals, architecture and software development


Demonstrate strong capabilities in assessing business needs while
providing creative and effective solutions in conformance to emerging
technology standards. Translate business requirements and product vision into
application architecture
Provide direction and guidance on solution designs and architecture to
ensure appropriate fit with enterprise standards. Collaborate with product and
project managers, other architects as well as business to define architectural
standards, architectural deliverables and project estimates.
Propose the most optimum eCommerce technical solutions in order to drive
industry "best in class" KPI results
Demonstrate experience with implementing structured and unstructured
content management solutions to support an eCommerce site
Provide management over the web application development lifecycle,
including user interface design, html development, dynamic site development
Ensure that E-commerce projects are architected and delivered according to
the E-Commerce plan of record
Liaise with business stakeholders, technical teams, and upper management
Ensure that teams deploy E-Commerce projects successfully to production
Provide inputs into the E-commerce plan of record based on decisions and
lessons learned during the delivery of E-commerce projects


A Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) is
10+ years of software engineering and architecture experience in a fast
paced corporate environment
Experience with payment processing, checkout processing, order processing
or E-Commerce experience is required
Comprehensive experience with IBM WebSphere Commerce
Experience designing and building web applications for extremely high
traffic and transaction volumes
Experience working with ecommerce systems and a knowledge of the sales and
distribution business domain
Experience with SOA and ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) concepts and

Experience with J2EE software design (Servlets/JSP, JSF, Struts, AJAX,
EJB, Web Services, Portlets) and application architecture patterns
Comprehensive experience in Java, J2EE, JSP, EJB, HTML, XML, Web 2.0,
AJAX, REST, Web Services and SQL
Comprehensive experience with JSR 168 & JSR 286 portal specs, IBM
WebSphere Portals is desirable
Familiarity with Web 2.0 concepts
Strong knowledge of LINUX/UNIX web infrastructure, networks, databases and
security concepts
Enterprise level IT experience with a high level understanding of various
technologies (Middleware, SAP, Data warehousing, Legacy systems)
Experience with architecture design concepts and techniques and the
ability to communicate and evangelize those concepts to a broad based team
Load testing and performance optimization of java based web application
Understanding of various development methodologies, including:
Traditional Waterfall
Iterative Development Methods (Unified Process and Agile)
Ability to question, challenge and effectively influence solutions
proposed by other technical teams
Ability to make the development and architecture teams operate efficiently
through the use of best practices, processes and tools
Strong problem solving skills, ability to triage technical issues and
drive resolution with cross functional teams
Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit
into the overall architecture strategy
Ability to roll with changes in a dynamic work environment, shaping
changes into opportunities. Proven performance record with demonstrated
leadership skills
Excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills are required
Proven ability to interact effectively with people in all levels of
the organization (cross-functional, on/shore technical teams and executive

Description of the Ideal Candidate

This position is for a web applications solutions architect. The candidate
should be experienced in external facing (front-end) web applications. Portal
experience is also desired. Please note that we are a Java based environment
and IBM WebSphere Commerce is the focus for the ecommerce aspect.

We are NOT looking for the following:
.NET Architect
Enterprise Architect
Project Managers
those focused on WebSphere Application server
those focused on web services

About Virtual HR Masters:

Virtual HR Masters is recruiting for this position. If you are interested in more about the hiring company. Please send resume to Angela Blackledge

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