Principal Solutions Architect

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Description
Blue Nile is seeking a Principal Solutions Architect to be a leader in our engineering team and drive the evolution of our platform to increase agility and enable the future needs of the business. We need a leader who is passionate about merging the strategic vision of the business with goal of modernizing our technology stack. This person will work closely with other technology, product and strategy leaders to identify business needs, craft solutions, lead proof of concepts, drive solutions into production and evolve policies and standards. Our ideal candidate can quickly grasp the complexities of our business and interpret opportunities from a variety of stakeholder angles. Your work will have executive level visibility and directly impact our bottom line.
Blue Nile seeks candidates who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment and demonstrate a record of achievement. The successful candidate will have strong problem solving & excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for learning new technologies, and a strong sense of ownership and responsibility. Come make your mark at a small company where you have the opportunity to make a difference.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Drive the collaboration, design, development and execution of Blue Nile's long-range technology architecture roadmaps across all IT disciplines, anticipating future business needs and maximizing long-term technology investment.
  • Partner with leaders across Technology to establish and maintain standards and solutions which align to strategic goals and provide clear principles for enterprise product delivery
  • Lead efforts to provide architecture design principles for teams to align to when modernizing systems and/or transforming from on-premise to cloud environments.
  • Keep up to date with modern architectural solutions in the industry to identify opportunities for adapting the teams' solution architecture. Drive discussion to identify opportunities for greater long-term business value.
  • Engage stakeholders on discovery and assessment of third-party solutions and ability to integrate in Blue Nile's Technology stack.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and technical expertise to technical teams across multiple disciplines and projects. Effectively articulate the value of architecture and technology in the context of a retail driven, customer focused company.

Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience providing technical leadership and development of production code
  • Strong analysis, design, development, and leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills; you will be working with a variety of business & technology leaders throughout the company
  • Proven track record of implementing transformational architectures.
  • Experience migrating monolithic architectures to modern, flexible microservice frameworks
  • Understanding and interest in architectural patterns for highly available, scalable, low-latency, asynchronous, secure systems
  • Experience with cloud computing concepts, past work in GCP or AWS a plus
  • Experience with e-commerce finance and transactional systems, Oracle EBS a plus
  • Experience or certification with TOGAF or MODAF preferred.

What we offer:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in the city of Bellevue close to multiple freeways, transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Blue Nile Benefits Overview

Here at Blue Nile, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package to attain the best people. We recognize the value of our employees as our greatest resource.

Health Benefits include 100% Company Paid Medical/Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and generous subsidies for family members, 100% Company Paid Short-Term, Long-Term, Life/AD&D Insurance for employees, Employee Assistance Program and Domestic Partner Benefits.

Financial Benefits include a 401K Retirement Savings Plan with employer match, Incentive & Bonus Plans, Generous time off programs with up to over 5 weeks of combined vacation, sick and paid holidays, Transportation & Home Office Allowance, Substantial Employee and Family Discounts and an Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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