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Solutions Architect - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

APG Headquarters


Job ID:  159360


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading supplier of products for North America’s building and landscaping markets. Its products include concrete masonry and hardscapes, packaged cement mixes, packaged lawn and garden products and composite decking products that are sold through a variety of channels.  Oldcastle APG is the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands including Belgard Hardscapes, Echelon masonry products, Sakrete bagged dry-mixes, Anchor Wall Systems, MoistureShield composite decking, among others.  With over 195 operating locations and 6,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces.  Oldcastle APG is a U.S. subsidiary of CRH plc., a leading global diversified building materials group.



The Solution Architect is a critical team member translating business needs into a technical solution.  The role requires strong architectural and technical expertise and will partner with other technology related teams to architect and design solutions related to ERP capabilities, enterprise integration, application development, business intelligence and infrastructure. This is a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the business as well as contribute to vast improvements in process and technology.


Key Responsibilities


  • Convert business requirements as specified in capabilities, features, user stories, acceptance criteria and constraints into systems components
  • Work with the business representatives and the Business Solution Manager of the assigned team to understand needs of the business and design solutions
  • Establish the responsibilities for major components across systems components in one or more software applications 
  • Develop non-functional requirements for a program / solution, and work with the development teams or release train teams to ensure these requirements are fulfilled in user stories, acceptance criteria and validated with test cases 
  • Establish the high-level Solution Intent in collaboration with customers, stakeholders, and suppliers 
  • Develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of technical and functional work, working with portfolio stakeholders and development teams 
  • Validate the economic impact of proposed designs to ensure that the total cost of ownership is acceptable relative to the usage and benefits generated by the solution 
  • Define and support implementation of portfolios and programs to achieve solution intent by working with development teams 




  • Accountable to the Business Solution Manager for establishing the technical & non-functional requirements in advance of program increment planning
  • Accountable to the Business Solution Manager for ensuring designs are economically feasible relative to the benefits expected from a solution, that scope is maintained and solution is implemented
  • Accountable to the Enterprise Architect for ensuring that designs support the company’s enterprise current and future state architecture 
  • Accountable to Development Team leads to clearly articulate non-functional requirements and associated component responsibilities across a solution
  • Accountable to Development Team leads to ensure that proposed design is feasible to implement (e.g. proposed components have production quality infrastructure support) 




  • Decide the non-functional requirements necessary to meet scale, performance, fault tolerance, and security objectives of the company
  • Decide on the cost levels, both one time and ongoing, required to fulfill non-functional requirements of the solution
  • Decide the enablers required to realize capabilities and/or features for a program increment 
  • Decide the percentage of release train velocity required to implement enablers during each program increment 

Knowledge & Experience


  • 10+ years direct experience in enterprise-level applications
  • Proven experience in application architecture with emphasis on manufacturing, 
  • Proven experience in developing enterprise and solution level architectural designs and documentation for application developers
  • Proven experience in overseeing the linking of cross-functional applications between disparate business units and systems.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data mapping.
  • Extensive experience with core software applications, including Infor M3, OTM, Tableau, Salesforce and databases such as DB/2 and SQL Server
  • Preferred skills include experience with M3 ERP, Infor OS / Cloud, data warehousing concepts and technologies. 
  • Experience with Agile Framework SAFe, writing user stories and helping lead story mapping
  • Technically fluent in programming languages.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with automated integration tools
  • Knowledge of relational database design and management techniques.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Confidence and experience with API architectures using REST and SOAP web services”
  • Knowledge of network protocols and standards
  • Strong understanding of end-user needs and requirements.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.


Position Requirements / Personal Attributes


  • Atlanta Based with the APG IT team 
  • Minimal Travel (10%)
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Outstanding writing and documentation skills.
  • Able to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Able to conduct research into application issues and products.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Architectural, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nov 20, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Solution Architect, Architecture, Developer, Application Developer, Quality Assurance, Technology, Engineering