Platform Capabilities at carmax in Richmond, Virginia

August 2, 2020
Richmond, Virginia
Job Type


Solution Architect - Platform Capabilities

- CarMax Shockoe
- 140 Virginia Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219CarMax, the way your career should be! ABOUT THIS JOB:
The Solutions Architect is responsible for designs and oversight of applications for their assigned team(s). This involves the uniformity of application implementations under their influence, proper performance of those applications, and the team’s developed solutions are within enterprise direction.  This position will be responsible for ensuring that software developed meets CarMax architectural and quality expectations and requires a knowledge about all applicable business processes. The Solutions Architect works with the Enterprise Architecture team to develop standards and design patterns.  This position will work with various IT teams to champion the adoption of patterns, platforms, and architectural tools.   Solutions Architect provide mentorship and are asked to provide positive and developmental feedback and capitalizes on teachable moments to grow others. This position is responsible for the technical training of associates.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:      Design system solutions that meet requirementsProvides proposals for solutions to deliver business outcomesDesign sweeping applications that impact application environments within their teamRecognizes areas of improvement in the development lifecycle and recommend action plansCreates, reviews, and develops software throughout the team’s environment and effectively communicates the rationale behind the designsDesigns modifications to existing software, designs reusable components, and elimination of redundancy in designs throughout their team’s environmentDrives design consensus within the team while maintaining awareness with other teamsDevelops and delivers technical training and business understanding for developersDrives efficient resolution for system outages as well as performance and functional shortcomingsEngages in a critical support situations and effectively, efficiently, and quickly drives to successful resolutionsInvestigates new technologies and techniques and researching ongoing industry developments through a partnership with the Enterprise Architecture teamEvaluates the ROI of systems development and enhancements to the IT Enterprise environment and effectively weighs the financial alternatives involved with various technical solutions and proposalsPartners with IT Enterprise Architects to assist IT Leadership with the forecasting of technology implementation budgetsAssists in the budget process to identify the Total Cost of Ownership QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Broad understanding of the business processes implemented across the team’s applicationsBroad understanding of all aspects of the team’s technical software requirements including security, scalability, and usabilityDevelop long term application plansBuild consensus and acceptance of improvements and changes to CarMax development patterns, standards, and processesInfluence the technical direction of others in order to drive all projects to successful completion within the architectural standards and guidanceCourageously drive strategic initiatives and challenge upward and across the IT enterprise when necessaryProven ability to effectively communicate architectural standards and best practicesDrive through obstacles and time constraints to successfully deliver a project to completionDemonstrated ability to compare and contrast alternative approaches to meet objectives while assessing risk both quantitatively and qualitativelyEffectively estimate time required for technical efforts for projects of all sizesDemonstrated communication skills to include but not limited to verbal and written communication, delivering organized presentations, able to tailor message to the audience, and facilitate group discussions with diplomacy and seek diverse opinionsExcellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills and performs  well in high pressure or stressful situationsDemonstrated ability in statistical analysis, advanced calculations, and reportingDemonstrated ability to effectively estimate effort, durations and enterprise impact required for large technical solutionsEvaluate long term impacts when making recommendations and decisions.4 year degree required (in IT related course of study)8+ years of development experience, preferred       6+ years of database development experience, preferredMicrosoft .NET, requiredJavaScripting, preferred About CarMaxCarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.
Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community.  We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For.
CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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