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Principal Architect of API Enterprise Enablement - Flex

Company: UPS
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: September 16, 2023

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Explore your next opportunity at a Fortune Global 500 organization. Envision innovative possibilities, experience our rewarding culture, and work with talented teams that help you become better every day. We know what it takes to lead UPS into tomorrow-people with a unique combination of skill + passion. If you have the qualities and drive to lead yourself or teams, there are roles ready to cultivate your skills and take you to the next level.

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Job Summary
This position develops Information Services Management (ISM) strategy, initiatives, and governing policies. He/She creates architecture solutions, builds consensus, and sells and executes solutions across the enterprise. This position defines the technical direction for individual projects and solution architecture across multiple initiatives and system areas. He/She supports ISM leadership by planning and championing the execution of broad initiatives aimed at delivering value to internal and external stakeholders. This position leverages knowledge of the business domain and a broad set of technical skills to drive the development of technical frameworks and solutions at enterprise levels. He/She interfaces across business areas, acting as a visionary to assist in defining direction. This position is involved with strategic portfolio and enterprise planning and individual projects.

Our Architects look at the overall company goals and use their technical skills and strategic thinking to build the strategies that allow these goals to become a reality. If you join our team, you will be involved with developing these strategic plans while also setting standards and developing roadmaps for the future state of our enterprise architecture. We have the business savvy paired with the technical know-how to ensure we continue our innovative and competitive culture.

We need a seasoned technical leader to drive the strategic vision of various customer facing products and programs across UPS Digital & Commercial Technology while delighting customers with roadmap execution. This position defines the technical direction for solution architectures across multiple system areas including, Mobile, Shipping, Tracking, Sales, Customer Service, Billing and Retail. If you like owning big, mission critical services, challenging the status quo, solving hard problems, and positively impacting customer trust, you'll enjoy leading this team.


  • Oversees the governance, architecture practice leadership, strategies, building blocks, methods, and work products.
  • Directs the analysis, design, and delivery of solutions for defining the direction for projects.
  • Facilitates review boards and interfaces with Senior Management to build consensus, deliver recommendations, and set strategy/policy.
  • Manages the architecture governance process to define direction for mission critical solutions.
  • Adopts and applies emerging technology and industry best practices.
  • Oversees the creation and management of enterprise applications, information, and strategies.
  • Leads cross functional teams in the development of critical enterprise technology strategies.
  • Work closely with a variety of teams to develop technology strategies, architectural blueprints, roadmaps, and perspectives throughout the UPS Enterprise including leading an API first design pattern and API Fraud mitigation.
  • Guide other architects in devising meaningful ways to improve the UPS business through shared roadmaps, technologies, and partnerships
  • Advise cross-functional leaders in defining priorities, key initiatives, and organizational alignment to inform and support business decisions
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies and software that enhance the digital experience for Customers and Partners
  • Inspire and guide strategic direction of emerging and new technologies through active product and program engagement while balancing InfoSec initiatives to risks, business operations and innovations
  • Develop, advocate, and manage principles, practices, patterns, and appropriate governance to help infuse new technologies and advanced analytics being deployed
  • Identify and share architectural interdependencies between programs across the enterprise
  • Assist in developing proposals for enterprise technology strategies based on environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value, and risk
  • Enable the understanding and adoption of the technology architectures with product and service teams
  • Lead in shaping technology of programs spanning multiple businesses in the enterprise to promote strategic technology transformation
    • Bachelor's Degree or International equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree or International equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline - Preferred
    • Master's Degree or International equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline - Preferred
    • 10 or more years of IT experience
    • 7 or more years of department level (or greater) process design, technical proofs of concept, and/or solution design experience involving multiple leading--edge technologies, including Cloud
    • At least five years of architecture or enterprise level analytical experiences including systems and data architectures, security assuagement and network designs
    • At least three years participating in departmental (or greater) strategic technology planning
    • *UPS will sponsor visa for this position, if needed
      Employee Type:

      UPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

      Other Criteria:

      Employer will sponsor visas for specific positions. UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

      Basic Qualifications:

      Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.

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