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Technical Architect, Digital Search- Solr

Job ID 1343669BR Date posted 02/09/2018 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0033 - CX - Mobile & Desktop

Do you thrive on new and exciting digital
technology? Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a digital
evolution and large-scale transformation?
As a Technical Architect in the Lowe’s Digital organization, you will be
responsible for setting technical direction, establishing development best
practices, and designing best in class digital solutions. We are
seeking an inspiring, technically brilliant, consumer product focused leader
who is passionate about building best in-class customer experiences as well as
engineering complex, secure and high-quality reliable software solutions.

The primary purpose of this role is to lead
development of specific technology solutions architectures requiring the
integration of multiple viewpoints including business, application, data, and
infrastructure across the enterprise. They are responsible for documenting the
current state of Lowe's solution architecture, collaborating with Domain and/or
Principal Architects to develop solution blueprints, assuring the adoption of
standards, and aligning to the desired target state. This role works as an integral part of
project teams and with business users to develop conceptual, logical, and
physical architectures required for business solution delivery. This includes responsibility for providing
critical decision support, guidance, and recommendations regarding design


  • Oversees,
    creates, and reviews program and project architecture blueprints to frame
    architecture project work and execution in collaboration with Domain
    Architects and Sr. Technical Architects
  • Reviews
    project deliverables from project technical leads and IT teams to ensure
    they meet specifications and standards
  • Guides
    application and infrastructure development teams in the design and build
    of complex solutions and ensures that teams are in alignment with the
    architecture blueprint, standards, target state architecture, and
  • Facilitates
    the transition from high level design and supports the project lifecycle
    with input from executive leadership where needed
  • Drives
    re-use across programs and projects to drive efficiency
  • Defines
    and enforces solution architecture standards, procedures, metrics, and
    policies to ensure consistency and adherence to Lowe's processes
  • Develops
    detailed architecture plans for large scale enterprise architecture
    projects and drives the plans to fruition in collaboration with Domain
  • Develops
    conceptual, logical, and physical architectures consisting of one or more
    viewpoints (business, application, data, and infrastructure) required for
    business solution delivery
  • Drives
    the adoption of new technologies by researching technical trends and

Top Skills we are seeking…

  • Desire
    to define solution architectures, procedures, and designs to ensure
    consistency and adherence to Lowe's standards.
  • You
    can be a technology subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
    with multiple enterprise engineering organizations.
  • Drive
    the adoption of new technologies by researching technical trends and
  • Encourage
    a data-driven culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, stability,
    and security of consumer applications and in-house systems to help scale
    the company.
  • Ability
    to develop conceptual, logical, and physical architectures required for
    business solution delivery
  • You
    have a proven track record of a "Can-Do" attitude and are
    results orientated

What You’ll Need
to Succeed:

  • Extensive
    experience in open-source technologies, agile methodologies and
    reliability based modern software engineering practices.
  • Ability
    to demonstrate a combination of a highly-technical hands-on software
    architecture guidance and be an effective leader.
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills.
  • Solid
    understanding of the retail industry and expectations of an omni-channel
  • Ability
    to partner with other software architects to drive, leverage, and reuse
    technical craftsmanship in the larger IT organization.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's
    Degree Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, or related field
  • 5 to
    8+ experience in IT, including 5+ years of experience in IT architecture,
    Solr Search Implementation, Design and Architecture
  • Additional
    equivalent work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • 2+
    experience working in a large matrixed organization and familiarity with
    Data Science as it relates to Search and Personalization4+ experience
    architecting, designing, and implementing enterprise-scale, high volume,
    high availability systems
  • 2+
    experience with modeling techniques (e.g., BPM, UML, ER) and Search
    Relevancy tuning
  • 2+
    experience working with Enterprise Architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF
    or Zachman

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s
    Degree Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, or related field
  • Lucidworks
    Fusion Search Platform experience
  • Experience
    with Micoservice Design Patterns

About Lowe's

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE
® 50 home improvement company serving
more than 17 million customers a week in
the United States , Canada and
Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its
related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and
hardware stores and employ over 290,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in
Mooresville, N.C. , Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs
that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For
more information, visit


Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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