Logistics Solution Architect

RiverPoint Group is looking for a Solutions Architect experienced in Warehouse Management Software (WMS), knowledge of Logistics, and experience?in IT design and development. This is a permanent position located in Northfield, IL and offers a competitive compensation plan, bonus, and rich benefit plan. Shuttle to and from the train station is available.


  • Identifies the flexibility, speed of implementation, quality, scalability, supportability and cost of ownership of the solutions being implemented

  • Becomes familiar with entire solution landscape to help leverage and extend that landscape to meet business and technical objectives

  • Keeps current on technology trends both in the industry as a whole and with the applications deployed in the landscape, including researching and implementing new and/or alternate technologies that will further business goals and provide competitive advantages

  • Helps to define standard methods and processes for system integration, ensuring adoption and use of those standards

  • Creates detailed architectural specifications to document the architecture decisions; communicates the architectural specifications to designers, developers, contractors and business sponsors in a directly actionable, clear and unambiguous manner

  • Collaborates with Enterprise Architect Team to review solution design, any new implementation or introduction of new technology to ensure compliance with standards

  • Provides technical leadership throughout the project life-cycle

  • As needed, performs as an Analyst/Developer either to assist the Logistics team in various initiatives, or to implement architectural designs

  • Recommends necessary changes in the existing logistics applications to ensure efficient functionality and cost savings

  • Provides technical expertise in the areas of warehouse management, transportation management, and labor management solutions

  • Assists in preparing the long term strategic plans and implements them in the logistics architecture

  • Assists in estimating the size and scope of projects on the logistics roadmap

  • Identifies technical risks upfront and bring it to the attention of management

Skills, Experience and Education Required

  • Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with internal team members as well as business stakeholders

  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a software developer, including 6+ years? experience working as a Senior or Lead Developer and/or System Analyst in a logistics applications environment.??Includes a minimum of 5 years of experience in at least 2 IT solution disciplines. ?

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects leveraging SDLC methodologies (familiarity with both Waterfall and Agile).

  • Expert knowledge in warehouse management solutions such as Aptean-Catalyst, Red Prairie, Manhattan, SAP, etc.

  • Familiarity with UNIX, Linux, and Windows platforms

  • Exposure to Oracle PL/SQL development, Java, as well as system administration

  • Extensive knowledge of Application Performance Monitoring & Management tools such as AppDynamics, ExtraHop, etc.

  • Ability to understand and communicate project management concepts

  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting

  • Strong problem solving characteristics with the ability to think out of the box

  • Must be able to work with others in a collaborative fashion

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

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