Solution Architect - eCommerce
Crown Partners - United States

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Crown helps innovative clients do business digitally with content, commerce, communications, analytics, and customer experience. We provide eBusiness solutions that make a difference for Global 2000 and midmarket companies worldwide.
Our practice areas include Content (web content management, digital asset management, digital communities), Commerce (eCommerce, product content/information management, order management, customer service), Communications (digital messaging, digital marketing, digital experience), Analytics (business intelligence, web analytics, ecommerce analytics), and Customer Experience (user experience, user interfaces, interaction design, omni-channel and mobile).

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Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Crown has offices worldwide, with development centers in Dayton, Denver, Dallas, and New York.

Job Description
The Commerce Solution Architect role is responsible for setting the technology direction for a customer’s overall commerce solution. This may include: technical design of the commerce solution, including integrations to existing client back-office systems; evaluation and selection of appropriate software applications, solutions or approaches; establishing coding and testing standards for the project; and development or configuration of key software components or frameworks.
Solution Architects work closely with client technical staff as well as Crown colleagues across functional roles to understand technical requirements and influence internal and client decisions, as necessary, to ensure that the implementation can satisfy those requirements with the necessary stability, usability, and scalability.
Depending on project needs, a Solution Architect may be staffed to a single project full-time or may be shared between up to three projects simultaneously. The Solution Architect that is staffed full-time on a single project may also be responsible for the Technical Lead overlay roll: leading the development team, assigning and prioritizing development activities and assuming overall responsibility for the successful construction and delivery of all technical deliverables on a project.

Key Responsibilities
Lead technical discovery meetings with the client to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements and integration interfaces for new commerce solutions.
Develop and document technical solution designs and specifications that satisfy the functional and technical requirements for commerce implementation projects.
Assess technical options for each solution component and integration in a commerce implementation project; evaluate possible technologies and packages; make & defend technology and package recommendations.
Decompose technical solution specifications into work packages; document pre-requisites and dependencies for the work packages; and estimate the level of effort and resource level/skill necessary to implement each work package.
Lead data modeling activities necessary for commerce solutions, including products, catalogs, storefronts, customers, orders and more.
Develop technical proofs of concept, as necessary, to validate proposed solution designs, reduce technical risk and minimize level of effort uncertainty.
Establish coding and unit test standards, source control repository, build management system and release strategy for the technical delivery team on commerce implementation projects.
Provide expertise on the functional and technical use of hybris, it’s various administrative cockpits and the b2b and b2c accelerators.
Accountable for the suitability of the delivered technical solution architecture to address client functional and technical requirements. Champions accountability by example.

Crown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are open to considering candidates who require visa sponsorship for this position.
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Founded in 2001 by industry veterans with a unique vision, Crown Partners set out to become a leading software and professional services...