Job ID 2019-16094

System Architect


Information Technology

1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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The System Architect provides architectural leadership for an Agile Release Train, ensuring that the solutions within the train fit within the overall enterprise architecture Principles, Standards, and Guidelines.   In collaboration with other architects, engineers, and developers this role will advocate for common development practices, standards, and architecture across products and applications within the train. This role will drive DevSecOps development, testing, and CI/CD pipelines to deliver software.  This role will participate with Enterprise Architects in developing and implementing a practical architecture by working with and mentoring domain architects and developers as needed.


Architecture Leadership

  • Help define, shape and communicate enterprise application architecture standards across the Agile Release Train that align with enterprise architecture and the broader Gordon Food Service enterprise
  • Collaborates and participates in the development of enterprise architecture standards that are in support of our Guiding Principles
  • Communicate and enforce architecture standards across the Agile Release Train and the broader Gordon Food Service enterprise.
  • Collaborates with Domain Architects and other System Architects to create Enablers based on Architectural Standards and Goals.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of an Agile Architecture through incremental change.
  • Participates with Enterprise Architecture in the development of Enterprise Architecture Standards.


Agile Release Train Architect

  • Participate in Program Increment (PI) Planning and Pre- and Post-PI Planning, System Demos, and Inspect and Adapt events.
  • Works with System Teams to plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities.
  • Participate in the Vendor Software selection within the train to ensure Packages and Cloud solutions fit within the overall enterprise architecture.
  • Support technology/engineering aspects of Program and Solution Kanbans.
  • Provide oversight and foster Built-In Quality, Testing, and Technical Agility.
  • Work directly with Agile teams to implement Technical Enablers as needed.
  • Facilitates cross team discussions to set goals and remove roadblocks for application design or implementation.
  • Facilitates infrastructure engineering reviews that enable teams to select and deliver applications.
  • Documents and publishes architecture design and analysis work as needed.



  • Promote continuous improvement of the Product delivery process through Lean Agile thinking and automation.
  • Promote an automated testing strategy with Developers to help enable a CI/CD pipeline.
  • Ensure Security concerns are identified early in the  Product life cycle.
  • Identify which system(s) have responsibility for functionality and reduce redundancy.
  • Streamline data definition needs and standards for applications.
  • Define standard integrations for systems that have many integrations to other systems. 




  • Six years of information technology experience with two years prior supervisory or leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field is required
  • Proven leadership, influence, collaboration, and mentoring skills.
  • Experience with tools and technologies to support the software development lifecycle, focusing on CI/CD,
  • DevOps and test automation in a either a cloud-based environment or on-premise.

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