The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Inc. is a Fortune 500, multinational manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, headquartered in New York City.
As the global leader in prestige beauty, we touch over half a billion consumers a year. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through both digital commerce and retail channels.
ELC is committed to becoming the best consumer beauty company powered by technology. In order to meet and execute on this commitment, ELC IT is transforming the way we work to deliver innovative services by further broadening our diverse talent pool through new Global Tech Hubs across the world.
Our first stop is in Bucharest, Romania, due to its emerging presence as an epicenter of top technology talent. We’re hiring the Hub Site Leadership team first, which will include leads for each IT discipline : Program / Project Management, Business Analysis, Software Engineering / Development, Architecture and Product Management.
These discipline lead roles will be a crucial and influential part of the success in standing up their discipline methodologies and ways of working across global teams.
The Director, Architecture Bucharest Hub Lead will be part of the Bucharest Tech Hub site leadership team and responsible for driving consistency, expertise and excellence across Architecture discipline.
They will manage and facilitate resource allocation of talent in their discipline to programs and projects based on business needs and criteria.
They will be responsible for the development of their program / project management employees’ skillsets to ensure the delivery of high-quality projects that provide business value to the organization, its customers, and end-users.
Thinks with the user-experience top of mind
Smart risk taking
Adaptability / ability to manage change
Ability to execute
Ability to influence
Proven ability to think strategically, aligning strategy of group with overall company goals and establishes objectives and assigns responsibilities.
Strong communication and validation skills. Able to iterate through the requirements in phases. Evidence of staying in alignment with business sponsor, stakeholders, and management.
Strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Independent and creative analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate ideas and confirm understanding.
An analytical mind that can break down complex problems into solvable components.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Strong interpersonal skills
Flexibility and enthusiasm for taking on a dynamic portfolio of responsibilities.
Meticulous attention to detail, with the belief that no detail is too small to be overlooked.
An exceptional communicator and spirited collaborator
Self-driven, pro-active, naturally curious and passionate about the role
Pragmatic approach to deliver incremental value to the organization
Comfortable within a global, complex, highly matrixed organization
5+ years experience with sAFE software development methodologies and tools including Jira, Confluence, etc.
Technical Skills and Qualifications
7+ years of experience in an Architect role (Solutions, Enterprise, other), driving design discipline in a fast-paced agile environment.
Approaches. Design with a products and platforms mind-set
Hands-on experience with modern design patterns leveraging Cloud Computing, Microservices, Hyperscale and Mobile-first principles
Demonstrated experience in designing and building solutions using IaaS, PaaS and SaaS components; the ideal candidate will have some experience with distributed architectures
Experience defining and executing to reference architectures and implementations; creating detailed design documents including data-flows, integration architectures, conceptual, logical and physical diagrams
Demonstrated skills with Architectual modelling tools like LucidChart, Vizio, Erwin, etc.
Proven experience with DevSecOps and CICD deployment of functional code, including concepts of security by design, continuous code scanning and reference security architectures
2+ years of experience in managing workforce planning / allocation of a team of architects across business initiatives ensuring right talent in right role, delivery on time and on budget.
Responsible for examining the current systems architecture and working with business and technical staff to recommend solutions that result in more effective systems
Enterprise Data Platform mindset : building reusable, sustainable, governed data products on a standardized, optimized, available, reliable, consistent, accessible platform
Expert understanding of Data as a Service concepts including APIs / web services and microservices Strong understanding of data modeling concepts;
hands-on data modeling expertise highly desired (preferably in ERwin) Detailed conceptual and technical understanding of Big Data platforms, Data Lakes, Data Warehousing, their capabilities and applicable use cases and implications for developing data products on these types of platforms Expert in defining semantic layers, metadata to support technical and business teams for development and data consumption Expert in visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, Business Objects Strong understanding of Data Science and Machine Learning (ML) concepts and how to operationalize models in a data platform (experience with Azure ML components preferred).
Has a broad and deep understanding of analytics across a global enterprise across all process areas (Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing, R&D etc.
has an in-depth understanding of ELC’s key Systems of Records and data contained within
Expertise on data in key System of Records such as SAP ERP data, data from POS systems, external consumer marketing data sets, social media data sets, machine-generated manufacturing or IoT data sets.