Solution Architect (Remote Option)

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Company Balsam Brands

Location Redwood City, CA


As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible to develop practical and workable digital solutions for our internal business and technical teams. You’ll analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs to craft solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and work collaboratively with the User Experience and Design, eCommerce, Growth, and Digital Technology teams. We’re seeking candidates with expertise creating these systems and a passion for enabling teammates to help build and support. The Solution Architect will work closely with our business users and technical team, acting as the domain and subject matter expert. Experience working with an enterprise eCommerce platform, microservices-based architecture, and content management systems is very much desired. This position reports to the Director of Strategy & Architecture. This role can work remote from anywhere in the U.S. or locally in our Redwood City, CA office location. By the Fall of 2022, we expect our local teams to work in a hybrid model, which will include two days in-office. What you’ll do: * Analyze business requirements, process and apply solutions in line with business requirements and needs * Represent and communicate technical requirements and trade-offs in a business environment to facilitate effective decision making * Build diagrams and workflows to demonstrate steps and describe logical operational steps of the system * Create accurate work estimates and design solutions for execution * Ability to work on complex projects independently and with a team during multiple phases of a project * Be the Subject Matter Expert who acts as a “consultant” on complex projects/initiatives What you bring to the table: * BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field * Awareness of different integration/message exchange patterns * Appreciation of a variety of architectural styles such as Service Oriented Architectures, Event Driven Architectures, Client-Server Architectures, REST * Exposure to other systems in the ERP, CRM, Data Engineering space * Understanding of network communications, including TCP/IP, HTTP, and RPC protocols * Familiarity with security principles using SSL protocols and data encryption specific to microservice architecture implementation * Experience working within the retail and eCommerce industry is desirable * Strong knowledge of Microservices, API and Headless Architecture * Experience working with and integrating enterprise system through API platforms * Experience working with and coaching Agile/Scrum Teams * Experience with JIRA (Issue Tracking) and Confluence (Requirements/Collaboration tool) Notes: *This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits. Please submit a cover letter and resume. *About Us: Balsam Brands is a global, eCommerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. We strive for excellence in everything we do and present a unique opportunity for those seeking to have a meaningful impact in a people-first company that values relationship building, authenticity, and doing the right thing. We have steadily growing teams in Boise, the Bay Area, Dublin, the Philippines – and most recently, Windsor, Canada! The company’s mission is to create joy together. We empower our team and partners to love what they do, provide products and experiences that inspire meaningful moments with family and friends, and give back to our families and communities in impactful ways. When you join Balsam Brands, you’ll find a culture of caring people doing challenging work and building a welcoming workplace. * Balsam Brands in Forbes: * Balsam Brands on LinkedIn: At Balsam Brands, we strive to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. For permanent, full-time team members, this includes: * Competitive compensation, including a cash-based incentive plan * Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, with 100% of insurance costs covered for team members, and 85% covered for dependents * Medical, transit, dependent care FSA * Company-paid life and AD&D insurance * Short and long-term disability insurance * 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to $4,000 * Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other mental health and wellness perks * Paid holidays, annual shutdown week, PTO, and volunteer time-off (VTO) packages * Annual continuous learning benefit up to $1,000 per person, per fiscal year * Up to $300 flexible reimbursement to support setup of new team member’s work-from-home environment * Valuable extras: identity theft protection, subsidized parking, subsidized gym membership /At Balsam Brands, we strive to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team to fulfill our purpose to create joy together. Balsam Brands is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment./ /#DICE/ All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.