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Application Architect

Application Architect

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US-NY-New York - National Office
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Information Technology

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About Us

We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, The Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.


Based in Manhattan, GSUSA is currently looking to hire an experienced Application Architect. The individual will be part of Enterprise Architecture group; responsible for enterprise application portfolio – supporting the creation of various architecture artifacts to support strategic initiatives, innovation, projects in-flight and ongoing maintenance.


The current architecture is Salesforce, Cloud & SaaS centric and includes platform technologies such as Adobe Experience Manager, SAP Hybris Commerce, NetSuite Commerce, AWS, Okta, Boomi, and many others. Join us on our exciting journey to make a significant difference for our parents, volunteers, councils, and most importantly, our girls.


You Are:

  • Someone who has worked on a wide range of enterprise application projects (architecture, design & integration); SaaS, On-premise, COTS and custom applications (e.g. CRM, ERP, HRIS, Web, Custom applications)
  • An individual contributor with significant expertise in application architecture, road mapping, design patterns, microservices / SOA approaches, API middleware (e.g. Mulesoft, Apigee
  • Experienced in contributing to enterprise architecture practice & processes (e.g. TOGAF), establishing and validating architecture / design recommendations that may have high to significant financial technical and business impact.
  • A junior to mid-career level architect with latitude to make independent decisions of low to medium impact (financial, technical & business).

You Will

  • Assist enterprise architecture leadership in maturing / promoting EA function within the organization and in the implementation of architecture processes for key projects.
  • Support the implementation of design and architecture best practices in digital space for enterprise-level capabilities – applications architecture, integration, information and other supporting technologies.
  • Provide the technical leadership, facilitation, analysis and high level architecture & design tasks required for the development of a solution architecture.
  • Provide tactical support & guide high-impact projects to assure that these projects are well architected and aligned with enterprise architecture best practices.
  • Create deliverables that help develop target-state guidance (current/future state models, gaps, reusable standards, guidelines, project artifacts, sub-system integration design) for evolving the technical platform across the enterprise.
  • Participate in key project design reviews as part of the SDLC process to ensure project designs adhere to EA guidelines; escalate issues related to non-compliance and architecture exceptions.
  • Create and leverage Enterprise Architecture artifacts (Standards, principles, patterns/approaches) and establish functional designs for projects; enforce synergies and reuse within and across projects.
  • Assist in driving digital innovation by leveraging innovative new application technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
  • Investigate and research relevant digital technologies and engage industry vendors/partners to solicit input and build out conceptual models; establish or facilitate the creation of technical proof of concepts (POC) to demonstrate future-state business capabilities.
  • Assist with designing the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance; confirm and validate compliance of solutions with EA principles and design.
  • Collaborate with business constituents, other EA team members, project leads/teams (internal and systems integrators) and staff in various IT functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.

You Need

  • Experience implementing enterprise architecture frameworks (TOGAF and/or others), processes and governance mechanisms
  • Experience with application architecture in hybrid environments consisting of SaaS, on premise, and third-party managed services
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of design and implementation experience in application development, design or architecture; with deep knowledge following technical disciplines: SaaS solutions, Cloud Architecture, application design & development, architecture patterns, middleware (ESB/ETL), server-less architecture
  • Experience and knowledge of Salesforce platform
  • Desired Certification: TOGAF, Salesforce, API Integration suites, .NET, Java, AWS or Azure (application development tracks), ERP, CRM


Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.