Principal Integrations Architect - Mulesoft in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 6/11/2021

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. As America’s largest independent tire retailer, specializing in tires & wheels, we have over 1,000 store locations and continue to grow every year. Our consistent growth over the last 60 years, the loyalty of our customers and passion of our people makes Discount Tire a great place to work.


The Principal Integrations Architect is responsible for designing and governing product-agnostic integrations between various internal/external systems and SaaS offerings in order to realize Discount Tire’s strategic IT vision. This role is responsible for promoting architectural design patterns and facilitating solutions that leverage enterprise integration standards to deliver cost-effective, high-performing, and efficient integrations among systems using Mulesoft integration methods.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver integration architectures that are aligned with IT strategies and principles.
  • Assist in architecting technical solutions for enterprise systems using the MuleSoft product suite to drive the value equation and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment
  • Create and maintain integration domain diagrams, architecture frameworks, design patterns, and design standards that support technology strategy.
  • Lead and drive efforts to develop a reference architecture for integrations, including proactively guiding associated technology life cycles and roadmaps.
  • Collaborate with enterprise architects and IT program managers to enhance existing business applications and facilitate solutions to meet business requirements
  • Work closely with other enterprise architects, enterprise security, engineers, networking and infrastructure teams to develop integration architecture suitable for implementing common services, business rules, data transformation, and data movement across systems.
  • Maintain relationship with Integration Engineering Manager, product management, business systems analysts, and principal developers in order to collectively implement new and difficult challenges and to gain support from stakeholders for the technology direction.
  • Provide analysis and tradeoffs between strategic and tactical initiatives and champion API lead connectivity, microservices implementation, data loads and potential reuse opportunities within integration domain.
  • Support and guide integration architecture governance team and practices in accordance with business and IT strategies. Ensure that the integration domain’s architecture contributes to the company strategy and financial well-being and provides cost-effective solutions.
  • Perform necessary planning to ensure environments and solutions are scalable for anticipated growth and availability. Help set standards and performance metrics for the architectural domain and report on them regularly.
  • Ensure design documentation standards, coding standards, and performance SLAs are met through better design and constant review of integration artifacts.
  • Develop and execute communication and education plans for architecture within and across the integration and engineering domains.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the integration architecture and its crucial role in the broader enterprise architecture.
  • Assist on technical POC's to prove out technology and ultimately leading into selection.
  • Mentor and work with domain-related architects, developers, and testers throughout full SDLC.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends, best practices and strategies.
  • Assists customers by answering questions related to Integration Architect processes, procedures and services.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • This position requires a minimum of eight years in integration architecture using MuleSoft or similar ESB products such as TIBCO, and Dell Boomi.
  • Strong experience in Cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure implementation experience is a plus. Retail or Automotive Service industry experience is a plus.
  • Experience in integrating with industry leading SaaS offerings such as Salesforce, Workday, and OKTA is desirable.
  • A solid understanding of integration styles, patterns and architecture is required.
  • Expert level knowledge on ESB product such as Software AG WebMethods with strong understanding of MuleSoft.
  • Solid understanding of ETL products, especially Informatica.
  • Experience in data migration to Cloud. Solid understanding of SOA and Microservices architecture with specific implementation knowledge using REST APIs.
  • Solid understanding of XML, JSON and other relational and columnar databases. Implementation experience in Industry best practices and emerging trends in integration domain and knowledge of current and emerging trends IpaaS.
  • Skills required for this position include: high level of creativity combined with structured strategic thinking for identifying and analyzing complex business issues; ability to transform ideas into action in demanding environments; ability to review and analyze industry/technology trends for applicability to current and future architecture.
  • Demonstrated experience as a thought leader with the ability to develop, articulate, present, and promote a vision using business processes as an advantage to get results.
  • An ability to motivate resources from different organizations or support areas to achieve targets and can operate effectively within a matrix organization.
  • Understands the roles of key stakeholders and has basic project management skills.
  • Has strong team leadership skills. Is able to perform statistical/data analysis.
  • This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills for both technical and non-technical customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, present complex ideas concisely and clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing is necessary.
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential.
  • Customer service skills including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is essential.
  • In addition, troubleshooting organizational and problem-solving skills with a can-do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Must be resilient, adaptable, and flexible under all work conditions and have the ability to interface and influence all levels of the organization.
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding company values is key.


Educational Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences or related field or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Industry certifications are preferred.


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.



Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.