Senior Architect - Pleasanton, California

Software Architect in Pleasanton, CA

Posted 2019-09-30

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Information Technology Department has an opening for a Senior Architect. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

The Senior Architect is a hands-on technologist who oversees architecture & design for all Enterprise initiatives of Albertsons Inc. Helps drive the technology vision, strategic roadmap for Enterprise. Responsible for making the vision realized by closely partnering with business & technical stakeholders. The Senior Architect is responsible for developing Architecture Principles, standards & patterns along with POCs for new technologies and patterns. This architect closely works with Solutions Architects and other technical leaders in the organization. Mentor and groom other architects, technical leads to make them more successful in their jobs. This architect will play a key role in identifying opportunities to build any Platform components to help the organization to migrate to Public Cloud.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide architecture & technology leadership for building and deploying applications in public cloud.
Provide technical oversight to the development process including reviewing the technical design and the deployment architecture.
Develop & evangelize the reference architecture & patterns that will be used across the organization to enable standardized cloud solutions.
Lead the build vs buy discussion when it comes to choosing the tools & platforms.
Develop & evangelize best practices for DevOps & CI/CD.
Identify and introduce new technologies, patterns that can elevate the platform.
Mentor solution architects and technical leads to help build effective engineering practices.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering and 8 years of experience OR Master's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering and 6 years of experience.
3 years of experience in software architecture & design.
3 years of experience in cloud services architecture, technical design and implementations including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
Experience in cloud computing application implementations on Azure or Google Cloud is a plus
Strong background in creating secure cloud architectures for customer facing applications that are enterprise grade and highly scalable.
Experience with build-time dependency management (e.g. Ant, Maven); unit testing and code-coverage tools; test automation techniques and tools; and build automation tools (e.g. Jenkins,) tools is required.
Excellent understanding of CI/CD tools.
Excellent understanding of containerization & open source tools in CI/CD.
Excellent understanding of Docker & Kubernetes is required.
Excellent understanding of micro-services architecture, design patterns, and standard methodologies with an eye towards scale, automation, resiliency, and high availability
Experience in DevOps culture is a desired.
Good understanding of architectural principles involved in SaaS and multi-tenant platforms.
Knowledge of PCF, Java, Spring, Jenkins, Python/Perl is desired.
Experience in emerging technologies like Machine Learning, voice, bots and IOT is a plus.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, influencing, collaboration and negotiation skills

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