Architect, IT in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 4/7/2021

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: IT
Date Posted: 4/7/2021

Job Description

Solutions Architect

Milwaukee Tool, an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide, is looking for a Solutions Architect to fill a critical role within our IT organization.


As a Solutions Architect dedicated to Milwaukee's engineering department, you will have an opportunity to help define Milwaukee Tool's technology direction and strategy. You will apply your knowledge of business and deep technical skills to complex cross-functional projects in Milwaukee Tool's fast-paced environment. Milwaukee Tool is growing fast and is a great place to showcase your business and technical skills i.e. Superb organizational skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, work with/through ambiguity, and adapt quickly to decisions made by peers or changes in direction.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Build cross-functional relationships to understand business needs and enable solution delivery
  • Supports project delivery within their domain. Influences customers, stakeholders, external partners, analysts, and engineering team on solution design as well as strategic direction
  • Drives towards best-in-class solutioning
  • Leads build vs buy discussions, listening to all stakeholder's feedback and providing a suggestion based on facts and not personal bias
  • Advocates for adherence of standards, ensures standards are documented and communicated
  • Helps drive technology & design discussions with partners (tech/non-tech), leadership, customers, and developers
  • Produces clear, concise documents (e.g., technical specifications, architecture deliverables, etc.).
  • Identify risks in technology design choices. Recognizes when the technical design of a feature is complex, limits performance, scale, extensibility, and/or our ability innovate in the future
  • Weigh the pros and cons of a technology choice and propose relevant options. Deconstructs complex product problems into straightforward technical propositions
  • Assist with solving system problems when they arise. Consider others' ideas and suggestions, in solving the problem
  • Remains current with emerging technologies and industry best practices; guides others on major strategies and methodologies
  • Participates and is an advocate as the enterprise moves to next generation tools, processes, and frameworks
  • Align and coordinate with other architecture teams

Job Requirements:

  • 10 years or more of IT experience required
  • 5 years or more of progressive experience in software development, application design, systems integration, and solution architecture
  • Exposure to multiple diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Experience working on vendor evaluations, vendor Proof of Concept (POC) definition and engagement, and vendor selection process
  • Understanding of all aspects of the software life cycle from specification through analysis and design, to testing and maintenance. Able to leverage Agile, waterfall, or hybrid project methodologies
  • Demonstrated expertise in requirements engineering, software architecture, software testing, and software deployment including understanding how the software interacts with the technical architecture
  • Deep technical expertise in Microsoft .NET technologies, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, PLM, master data management, integration technologies (ADF/Mulesoft), data modeling/analytics solutions and IoT
  • Prior experience in retail and/or manufacturing industries, specifically dealing with platforms such as Oracle ERP, Oracle PPM, and Azure is a plus


Additional Skills Required:

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and operational excellence
  • Solid communicator -- verbal, oral and presentation skills; able to present highly technical subject matter across a variety of stakeholder levels
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a self-guided manner
  • Firm believer of data driven decision making
  • Great organization skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Able to deal with/work through ambiguity and be adaptable to decisions made quickly by peers
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