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Solution Architect (Retail)
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Information Technology company
Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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Olga Kozlova
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Solution Architecture is responsible for delivering solution designs to projects. This position will focus on implementing and supporting the strategy for retail business for the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide solution architecture development, consultancy and assurance to projects, making sure applications are well designed and conform to Shell standards and reference/segment architectures. The Solution Architect is accountable to the Project Manager for the architecture of a solution being developed and implemented until the successful deployment of the solution. This includes:
    • Being the point of call for all architecture aspects of an IT Project.
    • Being able to address and integrate the: Business Process, Data, Application, Technical and Information Security aspects of an IT Solution.
    • Ensure projects solution architecture is documented using the templates, Architect tooling and conforms to standards.
    • Coach detailed designers and business analysts in projects during their design work.
    • Review and accepting the detailed design of an IT solution.
    • Support Segment Architects and reviews through the Architecture Review Board as required.
  • Take an active role in documenting, improving & maintaining the Reference Models in Architect tooling. Lifting project deliverables to the Conceptual and Logical levels.
  • Liaison with IT Managers for Estimated cost, and prepare business cases for IT solutions
  • Follow IT Technology developments in the market and leverage this knowledge in architecting solutions in Shell. Ensure solutions are ‘future-proof’
  • Stay in touch with development of standards and standard services in IT at Shell. To ensure the latest service developments are taken into account.
  • Pro-actively contribute to the development of the Architecture community and be an ambassador for Architecture. Interact with stakeholders on architecture issues and strategic improvements where such expertise is required.
  • Work alongside and actively provide guidance and steer to SaaS providers, cloud providers, 3rd party managed services and Shell internal services which are being leveraged in the IT solution.
  • Deal with complex end to end IT landscapes which consist of 10 or more applications leveraging disparate products, integration patterns and tools.
  • Work globally with colleagues and partners in different locations and time zones.
  • Formulate and execute solutions for customers across all channels (mobile, internet etc.)
  • Help formulate and capture requirements and understand business objectives
  • Ideate, conceptualize and drive solutions.


  • 8+ years of prior experience in various SDLC roles: development, architecture, requirements gathering etc.
  • Expertise in iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, and other mobile frameworks/accelerators
  • Proven ability to design, optimize and integrate business processes across disparate systems and mobile technologies
  • Experience with mobile analytics
  • Demonstrated deployments of enterprise or consumer-facing mobile software systems using industry standard environments including iOS, Android, PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), and Windows Phone
  • A thorough understanding of OOP, design patterns, iOS, Android, and enterprise in mobile application integration
  • Excellent analysis skills and the ability to develop processes and methodologies
  • Ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies
  • Experience with Enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions
  • Experience in one or more vertical industries- retail .
  • Experience with HTML5 and web technologies like javascript, CSS.
  • Experience in Kotlin and Swift Language
  • Experience in RestFul Architecture
  • Experience in Node Js
  • Experience in Azure Cloud Services – AKS, Function and App service
  • Experience in Cloud based solution design making use of various PaaS features offered by leading cloud providers like Azure and AWS. Knowledge of integrating cloud services to other cloud services and on-premise services.
  • Experience in architecting and integrating CRM, digital loyalty, commerce and closed loop card processing systems for B2C and B2B customers like loyalty cards and fleet cards. Products may include Salesforce PaaS, Sales, Service and Marketing clouds, SAP Hybris Commerce, Adobe Marketing suite or other bespoke solutions.
  • Manage the end-to-end development process for all post sales solution opportunities including initial communication, on-site presentations, schedule and work estimates and represent client on all relevant customer project communications.
  • Prior experience in the payment domain including maintaining payment specifications for integrating point of sale and central systems like switches, good knowledge of point to point encryption, digital payments and payment settlement.
  • Technical certifications in SOA, integration products or cloud platforms is an added advantage

Skill Proficiency Years Experience Percent Used
Agile Methodology
Application Integration
MS Azure
Solutions Architecture
System Architecture
API Development