Pleasanton, California

About the company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw's and many more recognizable names.

Albertsons Companies recently rolled out our Presence with a Purpose work model. Placing a premium on adaptability, safety and family well-being, Presence with a Purpose will help us build a hybrid work environment between remote work and office time. A one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to everyone, and teams are allowed to make decisions that are best for them.

What you will be doing

Principal Architect is Lead technologist who oversees architecture & design for all digital properties of Albertsons Inc. Helps drive the technology vision, strategic roadmap for digital. Principal Architect is responsible for leading the Architecture, Design and Solution of the Key Initiatives. This leader closely works with Solutions Architects, Staff Engineers and Engineering, Product and Business Leaders in the organization. Mentor and groom other Engineers, technical leads to help them grow and succeed. The individual should be good in Customer Experience technologies and backend services to support the Customer Experience.

The position will be based in Pleasanton, California or Plano, Texas.

Main responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership, architecture and design solutions of digital capabilities and business opportunities within Browse, Search and Selection domain to enable creation of impactful customer experiences/engagement across channels and markets for Albertsons customers.
  • Prepare and present potential technical solutions and advise the business on approach and tradeoffs.
  • Drive the architecture and design of modern user interfaces for both web and mobile interface based on consumer design principles for next generation user interface platform
  • Keep up to date on cutting edge/emerging solutions/technologies on Cloud, IoT, mobile, Progressive Web Apps, Single Page Apps, Content Management System, AI/ML, Social etc.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand business requirements, identifying solution gaps and available capabilities, and defining solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Translates business domain understanding and context to technical capabilities for technical architects and development teams.
  • Defining data and integration architectures to support automation and own the detail integration patterns for integrating catalog solutions.
  • Work closely with a Product Management, Architecture, Data Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Information Security groups to define and deliver the overall solution including contributing to roadmap of backlog of priorities.
  • Review the architecture and solution created by other architects and give feedback.
  • Participate in Architecture Review of solutions within the Domain and for the other domains
  • Continuous partnership with enterprise architecture team, cross functional teams, including vendor partners, to ensure all solutions are being developed with continuity of the enterprise solution ecosystem, while meeting all security, data governance, legal, risk and compliance standards.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise & Data Architecture teams to shape enterprise architecture guardrails, standards, and patterns.
  • Ensure quality guidelines and control process are created and implemented for the technology platforms and products working with engineering teams.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, has great communication skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively within matrices, 'virtual' and flat environments.
  • Partners with Tech Leads and Architects in driving modular, services-oriented integration and solution architectures.

The salary range is $159,200 to $222,980 annually. Starting salary will vary based on criteria such as location, experience and qualifications. There may be flexibility for exceptional candidates.

A copy of the full job description can be made available to you.

What we are searching for
  • 4-year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or relational functional field) and/or equivalent combination of education or work experience.
  • 10+ years' experience in the design, development, use of component-based UI architectures and practical programming (hands-on) experience (NodeJs, JavaScript, Angular, React, Web components and Microservices).
  • 5+ years acting as a principal architect for major systems and their subsystems. Additional consideration for experience working with high volume ECommerce websites
  • Expert level understanding of the HTML DOM and underlying event model.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of large scale, JavaScript application architectures
  • Strong experience in web standards, accessibility standards by Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Strong experience in Mobile App standards for both iOS and Android devices.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Microservice architecture, Java technologies and framework, high-frequency data/event streaming architecture and NoSQL/RDMS.
  • Significant understanding and experience in best practices around systems integration, security, performance, and data management.
  • Experience in implementing ecommerce Search using Google Retail Search or Elastic or similar platform is additional strength
  • Strong background in creating secure cloud architectures for customer facing applications that are enterprise grade and highly scalable.
  • Experience in Kubernetes, Java, Spring, SpringBoot, Jenkins, Kafka, React, GraphQL, Databricks.
  • An excellent communicator - for building relationships, managing stakeholders, working with clients and delivery teams - both orally and written and for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to assess product management and marketing business needs and translate these requirements into efficient and scalable digital marketing solutions.
  • Significant experience with the full software development lifecycle and software development methodologies (Agile, Iterative development).
  • Excellent listening, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills: ability to prioritize, delegate and meet deadlines.
  • Preferred experience with implementing applications on the cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP.
  • Preferred experience with Redis Cache.
  • Preferred experience with Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Launch.
  • Preferred familiarity with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and/or Kubernetes.
What it is like at Albertsons?

Albertsons Culture Principles

Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect

Team: We always support and recognize each other

Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective

Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others

Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer

Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Pleasanton, California

Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer that operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood.

We believe that diverse perspectives strengthen and enrich our stores, our company, and our society.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a component of our programs for recruitment, development and training of associates and leaders.  We provide opportunities for each person in our company to contribute their ideas, talents, and enthusiasm to the company’s success. Associates can participate in various associate resource and network groups, such as Women’s Inspiration and Inclusion Network (WIIN), Hispanic Leadership Network, Asian Network, Albertsons African American Leadership Council, and Albertsons Pride Alliance. 

Who We Are Looking For 

Albertsons companies is seeking transitioning military service membersmilitary veterans and military spouses across the country who are looking to join an amazing company with a dynamic atmosphere that helps you learn and grow in all interest areas.  We offer an inclusive and diverse culture where leaders become lifelong allies, as well as amazing health and wellness benefits to keep you at your best- all with competitive compensation!  

Should I Apply?

Our diverse roles are nation-wide and provide opportunities in specialties such as:

·       Store operations

·       Warehouse

·       Pharmacy

·       Manufacturing

·       Digital atmosphere

·       Technology

·       Corporate

What Happens After I Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’ on an Albertsons job posting, you will be re-directed to fill out an application on our career page.  In order to be considered for next steps, please complete the application on Albertsons’ career page and make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once we review your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

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