Enterprise Architect in Bradenton, FL at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/14/2022

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Career Description

Job Description


Advance Auto Parts is looking for an Enterprise Architect to partner with business and technology leaders to drive  innovative solutions that further our enterprise strategy, thus enabling Advance Auto Part's Mission of having a "passion for Customers, Passion for Yes".

Successful candidate will be the technical expert and thought leader with strong critical thinking and collaboration skills, the ability to communicate clearly and have a consistent record of driving forward-looking solutions. The ideal candidate is a trusted partner of the business, not only passionate of about technology but focused on the customer and business outcomes. The day-to-day work is interesting, challenging and fast-paced!


The Enterprise Architect will provide architectural direction for the evolving technology stack of systems at Advance Auto Parts

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop business strategies mapped to key performance metrics that enable business objectives.
  • Translate the business strategy and technology objectives into an Enterprise architectural roadmaps at the product portfolio level.
  • Analyze and evaluate emerging technology trends to determine impact on the business outcomes and translate into technology roadmaps, reference architectures and reference implementations.
  • Cost/Benefit modelling and creating business cases for adopting target architectures an integration patterns
  • Define and drive architecture and design runways  across the enterprise domains to facilitate implementation of technical solutions.
  • Partner with technology and business leaders as well as other architects to understand interdependencies and align architectural initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Continue to evolve the Enterprise Architecture program by partnering with other Enterprise architects, domain, platform and solution architects.
  • Develop best practices, standards and patterns to enable technology selection, build vs buy decisions and their adoption across the enterprise
  • Participate in the Architecture Review Board to evaluate and approve architecture deliverables that  align with the strategic goals.
  • Mentor, coach and strengthen the technical expertise in the engineering and ­­­architecture practice.



  • Candidates should have a broad technical knowledge of APIs, messaging/integration, cloud engineering, front end solutions, data architectures, retail architectures and back-office financial and HR systems.
  • 5+ years as a leader with hands-on architecture experience in architecting, designing and building performant, resilient, high throughput and  secure enterprise grade solutions.
  • 7+ years of experience with architectural patterns, microservices, event driven platforms, Cloud platforms and integration  patterns.
  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks like TOGAF, Lean IX, ArchiMate or Zachman
  • Experience driving architectural solutions in an agile environment.
  • Experience in the Retail business domain

Problem Solving Analytical Skills

  • Strategic problem solving and strong solutions designing skills.
  • Strategic thought process, strong business acumen to influence business leadership
  • Abstract thinking skills, comfort level with concepts of application, data and technology architectures. Ability to switch between  conceptual, logical and physical views.
  • Ability to build and validate hypotheses as well as prototype solutions or evaluate new technologies.
  • Ability to consider multiple options, sources, perspectives and evaluate their importance, relevance and validity.

Communication Skills

  • Build and grow strong relationships with business leaders, technical leaders, product owners, enterprise architects and other stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels the organization.
  • Strong ability to evangelize strategy and best practices across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the STEM discipline and 10+ years of progressive technology experience.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks like Lean IX, TOGAF, ArchiMate, etc.