Solutions Architect Lead III (Customer Identity
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Solutions Architect Lead III (Customer Identity) Here, we
believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that
grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the
world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you
with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us
forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we
want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and
discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!
Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all
backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are
encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and
Protected Veterans. Sherwin-Williams E-Business Development team is
growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Lead Solution Architect
focused on our new Customer Identity platform. This is a great
opportunity to work on a high impact program that drives an
engaging digital experience for our customers around the globe.
This position translates business capabilities/requirements into
specific business, application, information, and technology
architectures to deliver business value. This architect will need
to build relationships with key business and technology
stakeholders across the enterprise; be highly collaborative; drive
communication to the business, architecture, and software delivery
teams; and apply analytical and problem-solving skills to help
identify and solve systems problems. An effective Solutions
Architect will have a broad range of technical knowledge and will
deliver solution architectures across multiple projects, as well as
consultative technical leadership across the organization, from
strategic decision making to project planning to architectural
governance and oversight. This position will work closely with
others to grow their base of knowledge, but also share their
knowledge with the business and IT teams via collaborative
meetings, documentation, and formal presentations. Essential
Functions Strategy & Planning
--- Create the technical approach for the shared operational
capabilities of customer identity and access management, including
customer registration, self-service, authentication, authorization,
administration, audit and reporting.
--- Lead the technical design and estimation of effort to onboard
new applications onto the Identity and Access Management platform
for customer authentication and authorization needs.
--- Work closely with development teams to design and build API
integrations authenticated by the identity management platform.
--- Assist in the development of the strategic roadmap for Customer
Identity and Access Management capabilities.--
--- Provide strategic, technical and operational expertise and
leadership in support of business and technology transformational
--- Develop and foster relationships with the divisional and
business unit subject matter experts.
--- Confer with stakeholders to define business requirements for
complex systems development - from both functional and
non-functional perspectives (i.e. concept of operations,
performance, test, cost, schedule, training, support and
--- Promote reuse within projects across the Center of Excellence
in order to maximize rapid yet responsible delivery of business
value, as well as championing architectural principles and
--- Communicate the Solution Architectures to senior management,
business, architecture, and development teams through deliverables,
presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums.
--- Coach, mentor and support system development teams in
implementing reference architectures and standards.
--- Steer Center of Excellence use of Application Security,
partnering with Application Security team to identify and support
Delivery Teams' realization of requirements in the security
--- Stay current on emerging design patterns, software development
or infrastructure concepts and industry best practices.
--- Serve as a bridge between highly technical and highly
business-focused teams, facilitating understanding and brokering
agreements to shared goals through collaboration. Acquisition &
--- Provide technical oversight for multiple project
--- Lead technology life-cycle projects including technology
evaluation, selection, implementation, support and
--- Evaluate alternative architectures with respect to their
feasibility as well as composition (people, hardware, software,
facilities, policies, documents, risks and cost), and make
--- Develop prototypes of system designs, working with other
Architects and Delivery Teams, to prove viability where necessary.
--- Assist in the creation of enterprise-wide technology
--- Document architectural designs and standards for implemented
--- Create and maintain reference architectures, systems models,
use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models to provide
architectural expertise, direction, and guidance to IT delivery
--- Validate the architecture's compliance to the requirements and
verify the system's compliance to the architecture.
--- Develop, document, communicate, and enforce system standards
and solutions review processes.
--- Mentor and/or provide guidance to all members of the
--- Support risk identification and mitigation process and provide
issue management. Provide recommendations as required.-- Incidental
Functions --- Assist with other projects as may be required to
contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and
other business/technical entities.
--- Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative
action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal
employment opportunity policy. Position Requirements Formal
Education & Certification
--- Bachelor's Degree or foreign equivalent in related field or
--- Master's Degree preferred.
--- CISSP, CCSK, or CCSP certification is a plus Knowledge &
--- 12+ years IT experience.
--- 10+ years experience designing, developing, implementing IT
--- 6+ year's experience in enterprise and/or solutions
architecture and architectural frameworks. Creation of current,
transitional and future state architectures.
--- 6+ years experience in cloud and/or solutions architecture and
--- 3+ years experience designing systems that include customer
identity features such as customer registration and/or social
identity, authentication, authorization, and customer
--- Deep experience with Identity and Access Management concepts
such as authentication, authorization, application security,
privacy and consent management, regulatory compliance, multi-factor
authentication, federation, and risk management.
--- Experience implementing authentication solutions for both
cloud-based as well as on-premise applications.--
--- Experience with identity lifecycle management and federation
technologies such as SAML, OAUTH, OpenID Connect, or similar.
--- Experience in developing strategic solutions architecture
plans, technology planning and execution, and policy development
--- Knowledge of vendor software integration and interaction
patterns. Preferred Attributes
--- Experience with customer identity and access management
platforms such as SAP Customer Data Cloud (Gigya), Akamai
(Jainrain), Okta, Ping, ForgeRock, Auth0, or similar.
--- Experience with practices governing definition and design of
Services, Microservices and RESTful APIs.
--- Experience with defining, utilizing, and guiding the
appropriate use of various data integration techniques, including
understanding the components within, capabilities of, and
appropriate "fit to purpose" of Service Gateways and Microservices
--- Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container
--- Knowledge of various legal and regulatory obligations such as
PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or similar standards.
--- Knowledge of common testing methodologies, terminology and
--- Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving
--- Exceptional ability and initiative to learn and research new
concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
--- Ability to effectively partner with IT and Business to lead and
influence best practice design.
--- Driven to challenge the existing processes, methods, products
and services of the company.
--- Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and
interpersonal skills, and enjoys leveraging them.
--- Ability to see and articulate patterns and relationships
between technologies, processes, business models, and people.
--- Strong ability to translate ideas and concepts to intended
--- Negotiation skills and ability to influence others by educating
and sharing information.
--- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks independently.
--- Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative,
multi-stakeholder, multi-location environment.
--- Strong ability to train and teach others.
--- Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting
--- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure
--- Thrives in an environment of continuous change; strives to act
as an agent of change.
--- Candidate must be eligible to work in the country for which
they are applying for employment, without now or in the future
needing sponsorship for employment work visa and/or permanent
residence status. Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an
inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status,
disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital
status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and
local employment services delivery systems to provide priority
referral of Protected Veterans.
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