eCommerce Application Architect

About Avatria

Avatria is a Chicago-based, independent digital commerce firm founded in 2014 by a team of industry veterans. We provide high quality, innovative solutions for our B2C and B2B customers informed by our extensive experience with sophisticated enterprise eCommerce projects. We specialize in developing modern digital commerce strategies, building new systems on leading platforms, and helping our customers evolve their existing processes and technology to support their long-term business goals. We are committed to an honest and friendly approach to business that puts people first, and does right by our customers and our team every time.

What You’ll Do

As an eCommerce Application Architect, you’ll provide honest, high quality consulting services to our enterprise customers. You’ll focus on:

  • Project leadership. Our technical staff are integral to every step of our sales and delivery process, and leadership for every project is shared between an Application Architect, a Functional Lead, and a Project Manager. You’ll collaborate with our customers to define achievable goals that further their long-term initiatives. As work begins, you’ll lead experienced technical consultants to deliver on the plan you created, and continue to work closely with your team to ensure that what we’re building still meets our customer’s needs.
  • Software development practice. Your projects might require big changes in how our customers build software. You’ll empower our customers’ technical staff by helping design and implement new development processes, and advocating for the tools that will help your project succeed. We believe in leaving each team better than we found it: the changes you make will live on after our engagement ends, and be valuable to our customers for many years to come.
  • eCommerce for the Enterprise. Our customers are large companies with technical complexity that reflects the size of their organizations. You’ll assess our customers’ systems, and make decisions on architectural direction, integration approach, and performance optimization for current and future needs. Your plans will be informed by your specialist knowledge of eCommerce platforms, but your decisions will be focused on securing the best long-term outcomes for our customers.
  • Architecting and implementing large eCommerce projects. This role is largely self-directed. We’ve found that people who have worked on two or more large B2C and/or B2B eCommerce projects can more easily recognize and avoid the common – and not so common – issues in engagements like the ones we work on.
  • At least one enterprise eCommerce platform. You’ll use your advanced experience with SAP Hybris or Oracle Commerce (ATG) in all stages of your work, from vendor selection to delivery.
  • Java web development. You should be comfortable reading, writing, and doing code review on Java code, and be familiar with common frameworks and tools used to build large-scale web apps, such as Spring/JEE, Hibernate/JPA, and JAX-RS/WS.
  • Leading software development. This senior role will often entail development team leadership and coordination with other teams. You should have one or more full life cycle implementations for large software projects under your belt when you apply. Your experience with different management strategies will help make work more efficient, interesting, and enjoyable for everyone.
  • Integrating eCommerce platforms. Each of your projects will involve integrations with ERP and order management systems, search technologies, content management systems, and more. You’ll apply and refine your integration approach as new projects expose you to new technologies and platforms.

We’d also like to see (but don’t require) experience with:

  • Site search technology platforms, like Endeca, Solr, or Elasticsearch
  • Web content management systems, like Adobe Experience Manager
  • Cloud and on-premises infrastructure, and standing up environments
  • Performance testing and tuning

Avatria is an EEOC employer. Our expertise at Avatria is built on the combined strength of our unique individual backgrounds. We believe that the greater the variety of lived experiences on our team, the stronger our company will be, and the better we will be able to serve our customers.

Interested in working with us? We’re always looking for talent who shares our vision.