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Application Architect

Job ID:2525BR
Location:Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Application Architect
Corporate Headquarters
12575 Uline Drive, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158


Uline is looking for a high-energy, passionate and adaptive team player with great work ethic to join our Information Technology team as an Application Architect.

Uline's 200+ person IT department is working on some of the largest and most challenging custom development projects in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. We are undertaking an impressive modernization initiative to replace our legacy systems. Working at Uline is a rare opportunity to use a combination of the latest technologies, best-of-breed software packages and custom development to deploy a refreshed code base. Whether we're improving our customer experience or supporting our internal business units, we seek to do it the best way.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead the architecture design and support for the enterprise application portfolio, including third-party and custom applications for enterprise-wide capabilities, such as document management and collaboration, as well as Finance and HR systems.
  • Recommend alternatives for how to migrate the application portfolio to best align with business needs and to optimize maintainability and performance.
  • Lead evaluation of purchased software alternatives, including potential human capital management and finance application suites.
  • Architect the composition of custom-built solutions.
  • Ensure technical designs comply with architecture guiding principles.
  • Work with other architects on enterprise-wide IT strategies and technologies.
  • Design solutions for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Evaluate and recommend application development and support technologies.
  • Provide guidance, direction and support to application development and technical designers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology.
  • 10+ years of IT experience with at least 5 years in a lead design or architectural capacity.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with multiple technologies such as Java, Microsoft .NET, application servers, integration hubs, nTier, database management systems and open source trends.
  • Clear understanding of object-oriented design principles.
  • Experience with high-volume transactional systems.
  • Strong database design and implementation knowledge.
  • Adept at producing architectural diagrams and presentations for use in communication with various levels of management and staff in both the business and IT.
  • Able to recognize forward-looking business needs along with industry, business and IT trends.
  • Available for travel to Uline's domestic and international branches.

THERE'S NO LIMIT TO WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH!

We're growing fast and looking for future leaders and problem-solvers who are ready to grow with us. If you have passion for what you do, then we'll provide the tools you need for success. Plus, you'll also receive fantastic benefits and perks that create an outstanding work environment for everyone at Uline.

BENEFITS
  • Complete insurance coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and wellness programs.
  • 401(k) with 5% employer match.
  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
  • Bonus programs that include annual performance, sales goals and profit sharing.
  • Scholarship program for children of employees.

EMPLOYEE PERKS
  • On-site café with executive chefs and seasonal dinner-to-go options.
  • First-class fitness center with complimentary personal trainers.
  • Over four miles of beautifully maintained walking trails.
  • Numerous employee appreciation events throughout the year.
  • Professional development classes and monthly in-house speakers.

ABOUT ULINE

Uline is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America. We're a family-owned company known for incredible service and quality products. We offer same-day shipping on over 36,000 products found in our 788-page catalog and on our state-of-the-art e-commerce website.

Our quality products, huge inventory and ongoing expansion fuel our incredible growth. This is a great time to join Uline!

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
Uline is a drug-free workplace.


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WHY ULINE?

Uline challenges you to be your best. It pushes the limits of your potential and provides you with the tools you need to succeed, making it a great place to build your career.