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Senior Application Architect

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Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

This hands on role is responsible for leading Dorman’s architecture practices in the areas of custom application development, ecommerce, mobile, and application integration.  To ensure that real value is being delivered, this role will have primary responsibility for moving Dorman in the right architectural direction. This contributor will have responsibility for ensuring Dorman’s systems meet current and future business needs and are designed and built to be supportable, scalable, secure, efficient and flexible.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Evaluates Dorman’s systems, platforms and tools. Define a future-state vision and build a roadmap to migrate from Dorman’s current architecture to the correct future-state vision.
  • Defines architectural standards and design patterns for Custom application development (web/mobile), Application integration, and Ecommerce
  • Manage, evaluate, select and implement platforms
  • Leads solution evaluation and architectural design on all assigned projects and oversee design and development on projects to ensure compliance with architectural design.
  • Partners with Business Relationship Managers and Business Analysts to evaluate and recommend solution options to complex business problems
  • Balances cost, time, scope and architectural considerations. Develops accurate implementation estimates and actionable plans.
  • Mentors senior developers and junior architects on architectural principles, practices and design patterns to build the overall architecture competency of the department
  • Ensure all architectural standards, design patterns, system architecture, and architectural decisions are properly documented and managed so they are useful to future teams.
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify best solutions and timely delivery of assigned projects
  • Work with delivery managers to establish and oversee the proper DevOps methods, coding standards development and integration platforms to ensure the delivery of high-quality, performant, supportable code to the support organization.
  • Cultivate relationships with partners to ensure scalability and cost-effectiveness of the application development organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree desired.
  • 10+ years of general experience designing and building systems in multiple technologies
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in designing, building & implementing software solutions in an agile environment.
  • Architect-level experience with the Microsoft technology stack, including .NET, C# and various components of Azure PaaS and application integration, micro-services, orchestration, etc.
  • Experience evaluating, selecting and implementing ecommerce, content management and identify management platforms.
  • Understanding of how to evaluate off-the-shelf software solutions versus custom solutions and hybrids.
  • Experience with cloud, on-premise and hybrid architectures.
  • Experience desired in the following: enterprise transactional applications like SAP, Oracle, Business intelligence, data warehousing, ETL and data visualization technologies.
  • Experience with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence a plus.
  • Experience with secure programming practices and overall IT security.
  • Expertise in Application Performance Monitoring and Debugging.
  • Understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team and pursues the benefits of iterative development.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in an environment with high visibility and similarly high expectations.
  • Collaborative, customer-focused and able to create demonstrable value





Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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