Lead, HR Solution Architect (REMOTE)

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Remote, US

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

The Human Resources Solutions Architect is a strategic advisor and reports indirectly to the Human Resources Solutions Technology Lead within Corporate & Teammate Applications Tower in Global Technology. The architect supports the Solutions Technology Lead as they drive the transformational work to modernize and fully automate the business model, and to support as they transform their business and operating model and prepare them for resiliency, growth and become future-fit. 

This role requires the ability to understand HR business models, technologies, and business operations to effectively interpret their business goals. outcomes, capabilities, value-streams, and processes. The solutions architect  provides the necessary leadership, analysis, and design work and lead the review of technology solutions to meet business needs and align with technology, architectural, security, governance, and standards. Create deliverables for managing the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" solutions — including systems (applications, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes. The Architect proactively and holistically leads activities that guide the development of the stakeholder’s portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application. The architect understands strategic and operational intentions to explore risk implications to mitigate impact to teammates, processes, HR systems, and overall enterprise technology ecosystem. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Analyzes the technology industry, competitors, and market trends, and determines their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Creates deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs to help the architecture review board (ARB) assess the impact of new, scale existing technology, integrations to the Under Armour’s technical ecosystem. 
  • Drives to align technology application to resolve business outcomes to adhere to enterprise architecture, infrastructure, and security.
  • Leads the consultation on various technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes.
  • Documents the architecture for vendor technology and services focused design, integrations, detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT. 
  • Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation, and innovation).
  • Owns application ratification and leads the end of life (EOL) program to maintain, upgrade, or retire applications.
  • Works closely with the Transformation Office to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the transformational journey.
  • Drives for architectural excellence to accelerate stakeholder and enterprise digital future to extend technology ROI.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments.
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application these technologies to business and operating models.
  • Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact, and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt.
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps.
  • Ability to create targeted messages and presentations for senior executives. 
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps).

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development.
  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience leading HR technologies and systems with direct support of HR business operations. 
  • Experienced enterprise and business architect with HR domain knowledge.
  • Previous role owning the architecture and technical components of global large-scale human capital management vendor application projects or HR digital transformations. 
  • Holds a current HCM or an SAP SuccessFactors certification.

Other Requirements

  • Have a global view and must be organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate the business and technology landscape. 
  • Skilled at influencing, guiding, and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making. 
  • Ability to articulate innovative ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements
  • Interpret data to inform stakeholders of both technology, architecture, and financial impacts along with recommending alternatives for informed decision making
  • Work collaboratively, use visual, design thinking, and analytical skills to solve business problems and propose solutions


  • No Relocation



At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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