Solution Architect (Remote, USA)



Company Description

McFadyen Digital is a global Digital Commerce Agency with a 30-year history of innovation for more than 250 of the world’s top brands. We deliver digital commerce, marketplace, digital marketing, and user experience services from our offices in North America, South America, and India. Across all practices, we help our clients reach their goals by ensuring that technology is implemented strategically and adopted in a way that meets their business objectives.

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Job Description

Can you master and implement evolving technologies around digital commerce & marketplaces?  Could you discuss enterprise transformation with a Fortune 500 CIO, CMO, or CDO?   Do you have the mindset to mentor team members on new technologies and help architect scalable solutions?  Can you collaborate with our delivery managers on the technical aspects of major implementations at clients across the globe? Are you intrigued by eCommerce, Marketplaces, Martech, and cloud technologies? Have you demonstrated thought leadership to the level of speaking at conferences?

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 15 years of experience in solution architecture, technology implementation, consultative selling, and hands-on full lifecycle IT systems development, implementation, and project management. They will provide hands-on leadership to the technical team in a $10 million and growing services company. They will have the ability to effectively manage customer expectations and communicate effectively with delivery teams.  They will lead an exceptional team of smart and driven engineers as their coach and guru.  They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and collaboratively work with geographically dispersed teams.


  • Ensure that the solutions McFadyen delivers are properly architected, developed, tested, and delivered
  • Strategize with sales prospects and existing clients on innovative technology solutions to mission-critical business needs
  • Articulate the solutions and quantify cost and timeline estimates, in collaboration with other McFadyen team members
  • Challenge a diverse group of energetic team members to get the best out of them
  • Drive and/or support business development including sales calls, preparing technical responses with estimated project scope, costs, duration and resource requirements in written proposals
  • Ensure client satisfaction
  • Actively search for opportunities to expand our business within existing accounts
  • Participate in interviewing Senior technical staff
  • Responsible for some staff performance reviews
  • Update our DevOps and related infrastructure & processes to improve systems, tools, automation, and methodologies
  • Drive diversification of our team’s skills across different technologies, platforms, and business models
  • Lead the continuous implementation of new industry standards and development methodologies including Agile & Kanban to increase responsiveness and growth
  • Maintain a focus on our clients’ success
  • Stay on top of technology trends and developments (out of self-driven passion)
  • Drive diversification of our team’s skills across different technologies, platforms, and business models
  • Recommend best practices based on past experience, research, frameworks, design patterns, and visionary thinking
  • Support the Delivery managers and Project Managers in forecasting staff, budget, and other resource needs on projects
  • Liaise with our global team via regular videoconferences and occasional early morning or late evening calls
  • Be responsible for driving team certifications, specializations and maintaining software partner status
  • Occasionally travel to client/prospect/partner sites and related conferences
  • Travel across the McFadyen offices and be a mentor to the technical team


  • Experience with eCommerce, marketplaces, cloud solutions, Continuous Integration, DevOps, middleware, mobile, and content management required
  • Experience with enterprise eCommerce platforms like Oracle Commerce ATG & Endeca, Oracle Commerce Cloud solutions, Magento, SAP Hybris, SAP Commerce Cloud, Shopify Plus, and with marketplace solutions like Mirakl a major plus
  • Experience with integrating commerce solutions to retail software like ERP, OMS, CRM, WMS, Payment Gateways, Credit Management, Loyalty Platforms, Tax Management Solutions, PIM/ MDM Solutions
  • Experience with marketing technology solutions like marketing automation, Data Management Platforms (DMP), conversion rate optimization (CRO) a plus
  • Experience with related/competing technologies a plus:, Salesforce commerce cloud (Demandware), Commerce Tools, ElasticPath, etc.
  • Experience architecting Microservices based architecture solutions
  • Exposure with headless architectures like Single Page Applications (SPA) and Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
  • Innovative technologies like AI/ML, last mile, OMS in retail/eCommerce a plus
  • Strong background in web systems integration industry
  • Proven leadership track record of high-visibility projects
  • Ability to quickly apply new and evolving cloud technologies
  • Experience with multiple methodologies including Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, Rapid Prototyping, XP, etc.
  • Management Skills (resource planning, setting expectations, scheduling, mentoring, prioritizing
  • Oral communication (sales presentations, client meetings)
  • Written communication (proposals, architecture diagrams, overseeing system design, project artifacts)
  • Ability to multi-task simultaneously in a timely, courteous and professional manner
  • Flexibility and respect for company culture and co-workers
  • Integrity has driven to make and deliver achievable commitments


  • Development experience in one or more of the following technologies – Java, Python, RoR, PHP, C#.
  • Experience with microservices based architectures and other frameworks like Spring Boot, BFF, Mulesoft, Apache Service Mix etc.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing – AWS/ Azure/ Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases – Oracle, Dynamo, Maria, MySQL or Mongo.
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks – Angular, React, Node.
  • Experience with PWA – Vue or Magento React or others.
  • Experience with DevOps and Infrastructure as code– CI/CD, Monitoring and Alerting – Terraform, Kubernetes, Rancher, Jenkins or others.
  • Salesforce commerce cloud experience plus to have.

Additional Information

Your Core Values: Client Focus, Owning the Outcome, Adaptability, Collaboration

Keywords: eCommerce, Magento, Shopify, Hybris, Oracle, Mirakl, Architecture, Technology area, IT, business team, Team effort, Scrum, Agile, Java, Python, RoR, PHP, C#, Angular, React, Node, PWA, MySQL, Mongo, Maria, PWA, Vue, Kubernetes, Terraform

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