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Sr. Solutions Architect, Cloud Infrastructure

Foot Locker

Foot Locker

IT, Other Engineering
Dallas, TX, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Are you passionate about sneakers and eager to make your mark in the dynamic intersection of technology and sneaker culture? Foot Locker, Inc. is seeking out an experienced and self-motivated Senior Solutions Architect to foster the evolution of our robust cloud infrastructure.

As a Sneaker-Inspired Senior Solutions Architect, you'll be the creative force driving innovative solutions at the crossroads of technology and sneaker culture. We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in designing, integrating, and deploying enterprise solutions for retail companies who’s been successful enabling application and development teams to deliver a healthy, agile, and resilient ecommerce environment.


At the highest level, our Solutions Architect will analyze, design, advocate for, advise on, test, install, document, implement, optimize, support, and educate peers on complex infrastructure solutions in public cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as a private cloud. This role also includes, but is not limited to these additional responsibilities:

  • Possess and maintain a deep understanding of IaaS and PaaS services offered on cloud platforms, including strong familiarity with escalating tiers of compute abstraction such as virtualization, containerization, and serverless technologies
  • Design and operate environments supporting ease of use, self-service, automation, and reliability of services for product teams, leveraging methods that include flexibility in order to prevent inescapable product adherence
  • Differentiate amongst compute, storage, networking, hyperconverged/hyperscaled framework, and data structure/placement options to be able to intelligently drive product recommendations
  • Recognize opportunities for cost savings, build a model for pre-deployment cost identification, and architect a solution for cloud infrastructure stewardship
  • Work with Security teams to ensure compliance with PCI/SOX/GDPR policies, as well as identification and tracking of vulnerabilities through to remediation across cloud infrastructure
  • Contribution to, and advocation for, a DevOps-enabled automated CI/CD solution that delivers tools and processes for rapid application development efforts and on-going production operations
  • Build and articulate a cloud environment vision through conceptual and detailed models to communicate strategic direction
  • Collaborate with development, operations, and infrastructure teams to develop sound automation solutions
  • Construct and partake in product evaluation exercises and proof-of-concept implementations that rely on well-architected success criteria designed uniquely for business solutions
  • Demonstrate good judgment, service mindset, and ability to identify problems in advance as well as present and propose solutions
  • Prepare and maintain documentation detailing configuration of deployed solutions at both the wide-view and the granular level
  • Develop migration strategies and execution plans for transitioning workloads and applications from on-premises environments to the public cloud, ensuring minimal disruption and maximum efficiency
  • Identify challenge points in existing implementations and develop strategies to improve services
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship across infrastructure and engineering domains


  • Bachelors Degree in information technology, information services, or engineering field
  • 10 or more years experience in information technology services and support
  • 5 or more years experience in a design-centric information technology role
  • 5 or more years strong experience directly related to cloud computing in a large enterprise
  • Strong experience with infrastructure-as-code, configuration-as-code, and tiered, automated deployment technologies
  • Strong experience with enterprise code repositories, pipelining tools, and CI/CD enablement products
  • Strong preference for professional certification on cloud technology
  • Ability to influence others using reasoning, persuasion, and negotiation; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new technologies
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills



The annual base salary range is $120000 - $170000 / year. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. This role is also eligible to receive short term incentives that align with individual and company performance. Salary will be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Salary is one component of the Foot Locker, Inc. total compensation package, which includes the below.

Foot Locker Benefits:

· Employee Discount

· Paid Time Off

· Medical | Dental | Vision Coverage

· 401(k) | Roth 401(k)

· Stock Purchase Plan

· Life Insurance

· Flexible Spending Account

· Opportunities for Advancement

· Tuition Reimbursement for Qualified Courses

· Strong Company Culture

· Employee Resource Groups