Solutions Architect

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


As the Ecommerce Solution Architect, you'll be responsible for architecting, designing, and leading the development of comprehensive solutions that meet functional and non-functional (e.g. performance, security, and operational considerations) requirements in support of our ecommerce goals.  You'll play a key role in establishing architectural vision and direction, intra-disciplinary solutions, provides advice and guidance, monitors emerging technologies, and assists in software and service procurement. Ultimately, you will work collaboratively with the business to understand the business/product roadmap to develop solution approaches that solve a business need.


  • Create solution options and solution architecture, adhering to architectural standards and the technology roadmap, and eliminating technical debt 
  • Design solutions that involve complex, multi-system integration, possibly across Business Units or domains
  • Ensure non-functional requirements are satisfied
  • Involved in every aspect of lifecycle (requirements, development, deployment, design, and triage of defects)
  • Drive alignment between architecture and business needs 
  • Participate in application rationalization and the development of application architecture roadmaps.
  • Identify applications and platforms impacted by solution approaches, the need for new platforms, and participates in platform selection
  • Facilitate development of consensus amongst diverse stakeholders for software and process solutions
  • Review approaches for consistency across organizational and design boundaries
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future roadmap for application of technology to meet business needs
  • Conduct Proof of Concept and the development of Minimum Requirements
  • Recommend improvements to processes and technology that improve the effectiveness of the organization
  • Effectively communicates technical concepts, options, and implications to non-technical stakeholders in written, verbal, and diagrammatic forms
  • Provide guidance and oversight, ensures the viability of proposed solutions, and provides direction on the appropriate approach to the solution throughout the software development, and ensures appropriate and complete unit/system/load testing and code review


  • 10+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering technology solutions in below technology areas
  • Application development in Java, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate
  • Search tools like Endeca/Solr
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) / Micro services architecture patterns
  • Relational and non-structured database and Integration technologies  
  • Agile methodology experience and DevOps practices and tools
  • Experience architecting complex, multi-system solutions. You'll also bring expertise in developing architecture principles and standards
  • Retail domain experience. Ecommerce application development and integration experience with Merchandising and Order Management Systems
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of application development processes and development methods and tools and their appropriate use

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