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GNC Applications Architect in PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

The Applications Architect will play an important role in the design and analysis of software projects. The Application Architect will create new applications or improve existing applications, run software tests, develop product prototypes and create technical documents and manuals relating to application development. The Application Architect will plan, design, and implement advanced architecture to meet business, security, and compliance requirements. This role will evaluate application technologies and make recommendations for best uses for GNC.

  • Works with the Enterprise Architecture Solutions Team to develop and implement solutions across the enterprise working closely with IT Marketing and E-Commerce teams

  • Lead the architecture design and support for the enterprise application portfolio, including third-party and custom applications for enterprise-wide capabilities

  • Recommend alternatives for how to migrate the application portfolio to best align with business needs and to optimize maintainability and performance

  • Lead evaluation of purchased software alternatives

  • Architect the composition of custom-built solutions

  • Ensure technical designs comply with architecture guiding principles

  • Work with other architects on enterprise-wide IT strategies and technologies

  • Design solutions for high availability and disaster recovery

  • Evaluate and recommend application development and support technologie

  • Train other team members in areas of programming and software development including: Networking, System Management, Cloud, VMWare, Citrix, Load Balancers, Storage and backup, IT Security, and Enterprise Applications such as Exchange, Active Directory, Identity Management, Enterprise Monitoring, Web Application and Middleware Server

  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required

  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred

  • 8+ years progressive IT business unit(s), within Infrastructure or Architecture experience required

  • 5+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)

  • .NET Framework and .NET Core understanding of different development patterns such as MVC (Model View Controller)

  • Expertise in C#, JQuery, SQL

  • Ability to create OpenAPI specification and use it for top-down and bottom-up generation of code/specification

  • Working knowledge of Source Code Repositories – TFS and Git. Direct work experience in setting Azure DevOps CICD.

  • Experience in micro services with a deep understanding of Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Azure Active Directory, ARM Templates, Containers, Angular Development

  • Working knowledge on OAuth 2.0 grant types to secure micro services

  • Understanding on container technology and container orchestration platforms. Ability to comprehend how the micro services are packaged and deployed into any one of the platforms.

  • Experience in Azure API management, Azure SQL DB, Key-Vault, Azure Service Bus, Event Grid.

  • Understanding of best practices and guidelines

  • Ability to handle Onsite - Offshore co-ordination

  • Azure certification is preferable

  • Experience with SDLC methodologies preferred

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills

  • Knowledge of Agile Development and willingness to work in 2 Week Sprints and Azure DevOps tracking

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients with a focus on strong EQ

  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

  • Experience with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud is a Plus

    General Nutrition Centers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer