Job ID 1491407
Sr. Architect, Mobile Engineering
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans , The North Face , Timberland , and Dickies . Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We’re committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 70,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. It’s who we are and have always been.
VF Corporation is searching for a motivated and results-oriented Sr. Architect, Mobile Engineering, to take on a pivotal role in advancing and refining our mobile portfolio.
The VF mobile team develops eCommerce mobile apps for our exciting brands: Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Icebreaker, Altra, Eagle Creek, Napapijri, Eastpak, Kipling, Smartwool, Jansport, and Workwear segment.
The ideal candidate is someone who is technically strong, energetic, highly collaborative and passionate about mobile architecture and engineering.
This Senior Architect will engage in collaborative efforts with fellow technical experts, take the lead in architecting mobile solutions, and spearhead the identification and implementation of reusable components within the mobile framework. Moreover, this seasoned professional will be instrumental in guiding technology choices, establishing best practices, and instilling engineering excellence and innovation into the mobile app development process at VF.
Partner closely with cross-functional teams to define, design and deliver mobile products for our brands
Lead architecture design, implementation, maintenance and support of the mobile apps
Collaborate with mobile engineering, platform, architecture and security teams to develop a mobile technology roadmap and ensure alignment with enterprise technology and security strategy
Effectively communicate a technical vision for product requirements and establish a connection between the product roadmap and development iterations and releases
Work with the Product Managers to define KPIs in order to measure and monitor implementation progress and value, as well as ongoing maintenance and support of products in the mobile portfolio
Work closely with the UX/UI design teams to implement and refine user interfaces
Ensure a seamless and intuitive user experience across different mobile devices
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the mobile development team
Mentor and coach junior team members
Establish data metrics to measure the performance, quality and responsiveness of the mobile apps
Drive best practices: CI/CD, code standards, code reviews, testing automation, unit test and more
Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices
Recommend and lead improvement to the mobile framework, development processes and tools
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent work experience
5+ years of hands-on experience with native application development
3+ years of experience in a mobile architect role
Proficient in Java, Kotlin, Android SDK and Jackpack Compose, or Swift, SwiftUI and iOS SDK
Skilled in background tasks, concurrency management and local data storage
Experience with mobile architectural patterns (MVVM, MVP)
Strong advocate for software best practices, and Clean coding principles
Experience with cross-functional teams in an Agile scrum environment
Experience with JIRA/Confluence or similar tracking tools
Success in scaling mobile products globally
Experience implementing mobile app analytics solutions
Experience with CI/CD, and version control, preferably Git
Experience with Firebase
excellent communication and collaboration skills
Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Experience with the full mobile development life cycle
Contributions to open-source projects or a strong presence on GitHub
Experience implementing Dependency Injection frameworks and patterns
Experience with cross-platform frameworks such as React Native
Experience building commerce apps
Experience building white-label apps to be scaled cross-brands
Experience with RESTful APIs and AWS
VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.