Ensure system solution meets business vision, overall architecture direction and is developed in the most effective and efficient way possible. Acts as a link with the development partners to validate estimates, deliverables and design and monitor development activities.
Solution Architecture: Assume technical ownership of the Retail Information System and other store platforms. Develop and execute a solution strategy and business plan that ensures the systems support the business needs. Shape and oversee enhancements in assigned systems. Ensure modifications support the overarching 7-Eleven system architecture plan.
Application and interface architecture: Act as a visionary and strategist for 7-Eleven stores systems. Leverage technical background, industry knowledge and understanding of the business goals to ensure appropriate direction for product enhancements. Oversee the translation of business needs into system requirements.
Business Development. Identify and quantify business development opportunities. Develop and maintain vendor relationships. Ensure appropriateness of vendor estimates.
Methodology & Quality Assurance. Oversee solution development and enhancement. Understand business needs. Research solutions and set direction for system changes to meet business requirements. Represent solution to business and ensure alignment with direction. Oversee development activities and ensure appropriate standards and quality solution developed and documentation standards are maintained. Participate in development work when needed. Troubleshoot applications when needed. Provide guidance on changes required throughout the design process.
Practice Management: Advice and recommend architecture strategies, processes and methodologies. Share best practices, lessons learned and constantly update the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to current and future vendor product and solutions, recommend and participate in design and implementation of standards, tools and methodologies.