Technical Strategy Architect

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About Sysco LABS
Sysco LABS is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco's commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco LABS uses customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem.
Our innovation will improve everything from the ordering process, inventory, pricing and automation to the in-restaurant customer experience. Operating with the mindset of a startup and backed by the authoritative expertise of an industry leader, Sysco LABS' mission is to improve the Sysco customer experience and consistently deliver cost savings and new innovations through technology.
Scope:
Lead all Domain Architecture activities that guide the development and execution of technical and infrastructure solutions which enable the organization's future-state business capabilities and drive the organization's targeted business-outcomes. Provides high-level leadership, facilitation, analysis and technical design tasks required for the development of the enterprise's technical and infrastructure architecture.
Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with domain architecture peers (e.g., enterprise, business, information, solutions and security architects) to analyze enterprise business context, as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints to derive the future state technology architecture. This includes defining the requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
  • Lead analysis and research of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture. Assists with designing the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise architecture compliance of initiatives and products.
  • Conduct analysis of current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and technical debt, and recommend solutions for improvement. Define high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the desired and current state.
  • Drive digital transformation by leveraging innovative technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
  • Guide portfolio investment decisions based on analysis and evaluation to drive targeted business outcomes. Contribute to metrics definition and measurements that demonstrate enterprise technology value and provide an enterprise technology health assessment.
  • Understand, advocate, and augment domain architecture development and service delivery. Promote and integrate the cross-functional architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results, in order to lead the communication or marketing activities needed to ensure enterprise success and use.
  • Consult on technology implementation and modification activities, particularly for new or shared infrastructure solutions.
  • Create and deliver working, production-ready reference implementations that can be leveraged easily by agile teams.
  • Work closely with the portfolio managers, product owners and domain architecture peers to enable infrastructure agility, scalability and resilience to support required product needs throughout product lifecycle.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Over 8 years of design and implementation and/or enterprise architecture experience in a technology / software role.
  • Led integrations from technical, operational and support perspective.
  • Experience leading architectural transformation across the business.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments.
  • Leadership experience in one or more of the following areas: portfolio/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.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Related technical Master's degree.
  • Extensive knowledge in any of the following technical disciplines: infrastructure and network design, application design and development, application programming interfaces (APIs), middleware, servers and storage, database management and operations, clustering technologies, virtualization, cloud technologies and active directory and protocols.
  • Experience in an agile environment.
  • Experience in a strategic consulting environment.
  • Experience in the food, distribution or hospitality industry.
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Technology we use

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Location

Our company is right in the heart of trendy East Austin, with plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and gyms within a short walking distance.

An Insider's view of Sysco LABS

What's something quirky about your company?

It’s not a secret: we love food at Sysco LABS. Gather around the table to indulge yourself in in-depth discussions about the latest and greatest restaurants around town. Catch a meeting in one of our conference rooms named after a few of our favorite dishes – Are we meeting in Brisket or Waffles? See you in Queso!

Victoria

Product Designer

What does your typical day look like?

My days consist of a lot of team involvement and engagement. I meet with my teammates to see what people need, plan what’s coming up, help find solutions to blockers, and ideate ways to make our processes better. Somedays I feel like I am collecting continuous feedback from everyone and working to find out the best possible improvements.

Allyson

Data Operations Specialist

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned so much working at Sysco LABS! I have had the opportunity to advance my skillset in a variety of areas – some personal highlights are effective stakeholder communication, event tracking implementation, dashboard creation, and offering meaningful recommendations based on the data. I have also loved getting to learn about the process o

Jacqueline

Senior Product Data Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for LABS is to fundamentally shift the way that food gets to the plates of restaurant customers. We have the ability to shift the way that Sysco does business and to have our impact felt every day. To me, it’s so important for the work to have a tangible impact, so we seek people who have that same passion for driving change.

Matthew

Vice President, Commercial Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

One of my career goals is leveraging the latest technology to make people's lives easier. Since joining Labs, I've had the opportunity to build services from scratch that help millions of customers find exactly what they need. It’s very fulfilling knowing how much of an impact your work has.

Andy

Software Engineer

What are Sysco LABS Perks + Benefits

Sysco LABS Benefits Overview

At Sysco LABS you will be part of a team that values trust, learning, and working together to solve problems. Your efforts will help to build groundbreaking experiences for our customers. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
We offer competitive base & bonus packages, fun, casual, fast-paced work environment filled with talented colleagues. We have a generous PTO policy, flexible work environment that encourages work/life balance, fully stocked break room & weekly catered lunch. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits and company 401(k) program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Sysco Labs offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Sysco Labs hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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