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Software Architect - Web & Cloud Technologies

Company: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Software Architect - Web & Cloud Technologies


The Software Architect - Web & Cloud Technologies designs, builds, and supports custom software solutions for some of the world's largest retailers. We partner with brands like Walmart, Kroger, and Costco to deliver innovative consumer experiences leveraging a wide range of technologies. This opportunity will focus on our new, cloud-native platform leveraging microservices and OpenAPI with a Java backend, built with containers for scalability and rapid development. Our solution enables connected consumer experiences across any device, from any location.

Our architects are often involved in the entire project lifecycle: they communicate directly with our retail clients to understand and help document requirements and to advocate our solutions; they collaborate with the implementation and test teams on design and development; and, they oversee delivery and provide ongoing support for their work.

Retailers continue to evolve the shopping experience through technology, so our work is ever-changing and challenging. If you have a passion for high-quality software and outstanding customer service, come join our talented team and build exciting new experiences that will touch people every day!


This role requires experience leading teams that build cloud solutions based on modern Java & web technologies. The candidate will have an opportunity to influence or define best practices & tools for our organization as a key contributor to our engineering leadership team. Typical responsibilities include:

- Participating in sales pursuits by communicating solution architecture to our clients
- Providing technical guidance during requirements workshops with our clients; providing estimates for new function
- Consulting with potential clients on cloud infrastructure component selection, including tradeoffs around performance, scalability, complexity
- Authoring functional specifications and/or solution designs, and/or reviewing this material
- Along with project management, driving grooming sessions and facilitating the identification of dependencies to drive the sequencing of work across upcoming sprints
- Directing others in the development of new custom function
- Establishing development processes & tool selection
- Defining, extending & improving the automation / continuous integration platform
- Closely working with the QA architect and QA teams to ensure quality deliverables
- Contributing content for solution documentation
- Directing or contributing to our engineering leadership team
- Mentoring & leading informal educational sessions
- Performing code reviews and coaching fellow developers, helping to develop leaders
- Contributing to our legacy of outstanding innovation through the invention/IP process
- Providing technical input to the sales team in the writing of client contracts

Required Skills:

- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
- Exceptional written and verbal communication
- At least 10 years of development experience, including at least 3 years with enterprise/cloud/web-based content and deployment
- Experience with cloud-based microservices including development, configuration, deployment and support
- Computer science fundamentals including object-oriented & functional concepts, data structures and related algorithms
- Web application and server concepts
- Relational and non-relational database concepts and tools
- Familiarity with the software engineering lifecycle and methodologies
- Familiarity with enterprise integration patterns
- Proficiency with Windows- and Linux-based operating systems, including software installation, light administration and scripting

Preferred Skills:

- Primary Technology: Java, Javascript & popular packages & frameworks, microservices, Spring, ActiveMQ, mongoDB, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure/AKS & Cosmos, OpenAPI
- Other Technology: Selenium/Cucumber, SonarCube, Maven, Jenkins, Swagger, Markup
- An interest in direct communication with customers, including non-technical audiences
- Familiarity with retail concepts and/or applications
- Experience with retail POS devices and JavaPOS

About the Company:

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is a dynamic billion dollar global company based in Research Triangle Park, NC, providing retail store solutions to your favorite brands. Have you ever been in a hurry and made use of the self-checkout at Lowe's Foods, earned fuel rewards at Kroger, or just paid for purchases at retailers such as Walmart, Michaels, Carrefour, The Gap, Calvin Klein, Boots, Cencosud, BJ's, or Costco? These are just a few examples of our in-store solutions and impressive customer base that made us the world's installed market share leader.

The nature of retail is changing quickly, so if you share our 'Together Commerce' vision of a seamless two-way, participatory shopping experience, let's get together to drive the new economy.

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package including the following:

- Group health coverage (medical, dental, & vision)
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Pre-tax spending accounts
- 401(k) plan
- Company provided life insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Employee discounts
- Generous paid holiday schedule, paid vacation & sick/personal days


Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, religious creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation or any other protected factor. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should email benefits@toshibagcs.com to request an accommodation.

Keywords: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Durham , Software Architect - Web & Cloud Technologies, IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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