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Principal, Digital Architect


North Bergen, NJ, US

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Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

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Principal, Digital Architect


The Principal Architect for Digital IT will design and deliver architectural initiatives that drive revenue and/or improve efficiency in line with business strategy. The individual will maintain an in-depth view of the organization’s technologies and architectures and will mentor and lead domain architects through program deliverables.  This role will be accountable for an aspirational roadmap for the Digital Stack with a focus on industry-specific trends and emerging technologies, strategic differentiators, and total cost of ownership.  The individual will present and socialize the current and future state to various digital stakeholders.  This role will report to the Director of Digital Architecture.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the future state technology strategy for key business capabilities, align with key business and technology stakeholders and establish a vision and platform roadmap
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and trends and build a path for adoption into the current technology stack
  • Partner with multiple teams to create prototypes and proof of concepts
  • Conduct evaluation of 3rd party solutions relative to business requirements and processes and guide formulation of solution recommendations
  • Conduct feasibility assessment and impact analysis to support strategic and tactical business needs
  • Evaluate, design, scope, and document integration effort for new products, processes, technologies, and solutions
  • Proactively identify systems / tools that needs a technology refresh and create the future state point of view
  • Create and Maintain key architecture artifacts – current state, transition state and future state of the overall digital ecosystem and establish points of view
  • Establish non-functional requirements across platforms and ensure the overall architecture is scalable, performs well and supportable
  • Mentor and guide other architects through solution engineering and adherence to established processes

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • Experience working on E-commerce platforms such as Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Oracle ATG, Websphere Commerce etc.
  • Experience in headless architecture, progressive web apps as well as API Orchestration with an overarching focus on performance optimization
  • Experience in implementation and integration of various solutions such as Product Information Management (PIM), Content Management Systems (CMS), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and A/B Testing Solutions
  • Deep understanding of Content Delivery Networks, Network traffic routing and Service Workers
  • Strong understanding of Microservices, APIs
  • Knowledge of SalesForce Marketing Cloud and SalesForce Service Cloud is a plus
  • Knowledge of IT security and regulatory compliance (PCI, PII, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability architecting multi-tenant systems and platforms with a focus on building reference application, across a variety of platforms
  • Deep understanding of Payment and Order Management systems  and integration concepts – REST, SOAP, Batch, SFTP, API Gateways
  • Prior development experience in Javascript - node.js, React, Angular.js along with, PHP, Java, SQL


  • Minimum 10 years of Digital solution architecture experience in Retail or Consumer web environment
  • Experienced in working across global teams and adapting the architecture to meet regional technology needs.
  • Should have strong communication, leadership and negotiation skills to work closely with business and other cross-functional teams in matrix organization.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills and ability to lead, direct and challenge teams in process, methods and approach.
  • Strong understanding of E-commerce ecosystems and processes that include end-to-end data flows and processing from order management, fulfillment, payments, customer service and other back-end systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related field. Or Relevant work experience 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Competencies for All Employees

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Drive for Results:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Customer Focus:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Creativity<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Interpersonal Savvy<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Learning on the Fly:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perseverance<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dealing with Ambiguity<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strategic Agility<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Building Effective Teams<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Managerial Courage<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

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Req ID:  87003

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