Digital Experience Solution Architect
The Digital Experience Office (DXO) is seeking a senior Solution Architect & Engineering Lead.? This position, works across all aspects of the DXO capabilities including the DX Platform, including Architecture, Engineering, Communications and Financials, and will be accountable for the comprehensive high-level architecture, functionality, economics and compliance of solution features and components for the digital experience platform and relational capabilities for CRM and Strategic Pricing within the DXO. This position works closely with the global DXO Product Owner to design and create new platform feature components, products and service offerings for the platform. ?This position will work across platform engineering, Product Teams, Regional Solution and Application Architects, Enterprise Architecture and other key stakeholders to determine requirements and key dependencies for planning and development.
In this role, you will serve as an ?agent of change? to design digital building blocks that serve our enterprise strategies and connect the dots across experience platform and ecosystems to deliver unified customer experiences and connected services to our customers and commercial sales & marketing teams.
The Solution Architect & Engineering Lead understands both technical and functional design and brings perspective from all architecture domains (process, application, data, technology and security) into the design and engineering in support of digital content, marketing, search, commerce, identity, profile, preferences and security capabilities.? This role will also provide thought leadership across solution architects in CRM and Strategic pricing domains.? Utilizing a strong expertise in emerging architecture for headless, microservices, omnichannel, cloud, full stack engineering, PAAS and product operating models, this position ensures the platform and products developed are aligned to digital business architecture standards (target and reference) principles and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits).
The Solution Architect position promotes the ?art of the possible?, and driving innovation investments throughout the portfolio. This role is able to facilitate the difficult conversations involving prioritization and reusability, extension with a product mindset of MVP, continuous design and extension over time.
45%?????? Architecture Planning, Development and Governance?Develops and maintains DXO solution architecture and principles by leading solution definition, solution architecture reviews, and solution selection effortsActs as part of the broader Cargill Architecture community to define and execute architecture processes.Develops and maintains the Conceptual Architecture for the Digital Experience Platform and governs Conceptual architecture across CRM and Strategic Pricing.Owns the Logical Architecture for the platform (describing flow and high level physical arch) and governs Logical architecture across CRM and Strategic Pricing.Responsible for understanding the strategy across enterprises on the capabilities provided within their portfolio and translating that into an architecture view, recommendations (In partnership with BPs, Enterprise Architects and Portfolio Leads)Responsible for the application architecture for all capabilities within DXO and associated roadmapResponsible for the data landscape for the DXOResponsible for all buy vs. buildResponsible for governance to the architecture planEnsures portfolio architecture aligns with Enterprise Architecture standards/principles or creates new in partnershipResponsible for life cycle planning for applications within the DXO include DX platform, CRM and Strategic Pricing.Provides strategic consultation and recommendations for business process design, data/business intelligence designPrimary contact for vendors providing technology solutions within the platform (including open source distribution vendors) and escalation contact for CRM and Strategic Pricing.Responsible for ensuring Cargill road map items are included in vendor road map.??
25%????? Business Partnership?Work with businesses to establish clear connections between business goals and strategies?and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.Partner with business leadership to understand how DX capabilities will be leveraged as a competitive advantage and promote architectural methods and solutions to enable business value (e.g. using market insights and innovation and improve customer experience).Provide consultation and recommendations for business capabilities, business process design, business intelligence design, product design/architecture, tech frameworks, and/or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of solutions.Regularly interface with other architects, analysts, process designers, experience strategists, application portfolio managers, business relationship managers, and enterprise subject matter experts to understand and evaluate platform capability needs.Assist in the definition of the architecture and technology opportunities of the portfolio based on new and emerging technologies. Independently establish priorities and strategies, ensuring they are consistent with business goals and economic viability.??
10%????? Architecture Assurance?Manage adherence to defined standards throughout the design, development and implementation processes for the DXO inclu