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Information Technology - Vice President, Platform Engineering

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

The mission of the Platform Engineering Department is to provide a powerful, modern, and scalable technology foundation that supports and enables the engineering of business and technology solutions.


Aritzia is growing, and our Platform Engineering team is growing with it. This is a unique opportunity to lead the team responsible for the shared platforms and practices that empower Aritzia's development and technology team(s). As a member of the IT senior leadership team, you will provide the vision and leadership to establish a high-performance team who will build, manage, and champion the use of relevant tools, automations, and standards to accelerate the delivery of best-in-class technology solutions, and to ensure consistently stable, secure, scalable services and support. As the Vice President, Platform Engineering, you will work cross-divisionally to ensure that the architecture, methodologies and governance of our platforms and solutions are maintained to the highest standards, leveraging expertise in architecture, enterprise API and integration, as well as engineering practices and tools. And , with people at the heart of everything you do, you will support your high-potential people to grow rewarding careers at Aritzia-while enjoying one yourself.


As the Vice President, Platform Engineering , you will lead the team to :
  • Establish the vision, mission, and strategy for technology for platform engineering including enterprise architecture and enterprise API and integration as well as engineering and practices and tooling with the goal of driving engineering efficiency in the development of management solutions
  • Own and execute on platform engineering's strategic road map to drive efficiency, security, reliability, cost optimization for all software and application development teams at Aritzia
  • Champion the adoption and effective use of platform engineering practices and tooling across the Technology teams through excellent change management skills and ability to promote transformation and to build acceptance and agreement
  • Build, maintain and communicate the enterprise architecture model, standards and best practices ensuring a broad organizational understanding and adoption
  • Partner with delivery teams to architect, design, and build flexible, scalable, and resilient platforms, APIs and applications with flexibility to adapt to future business needs
  • Understand and evaluate new and emerging technologies and identify opportunities to improve the use of technology to drive business objectives
  • Work with the appropriate Business Support partners to seamlessly lead the day-to-day function of the department in support of corporate objectives, while enabling progressive career development and an incredible employee experience


The Vice President, Platform Engineering has:
  • Proven and best-in-class skills, education, and/or applicable certifications in:
    • Work Management (Atlassian Suite inc. Jira, Confluence, etc.)
    • Version Control software (GitHub, BitBucket)
    • CI / CD Tools (GitHub Actions, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible)
    • Testing Automation (Cypress, TestRail)
    • Experience with leveraging DevOps principles and methodologies in an Enterprise Technology Environment which includes applications such as SAP and Workday
    • Software Development Language(s) and Tools (SAP ABAP, Java, JavaScript, Groovy, REST, JSON)
    • API management and integration software and services (SAP Process Integration, SAP Integration Suite, Apigee X, SnapLogic)
  • A commitment to learn, apply, champion, and enrich Aritzia's Values, Business and People Leadership principles
  • The skills to collaborate strategically with cross-functional partners in the pursuit of shared business outcomes
  • The ability to set clear objectives and design a strategy that inspires the team
  • A dedication to quality and investing in results and new business opportunities that add value at all times
  • A deep understanding and commitment for the industry in which we operate


Some of the industry-leading benefits you will receive working at Aritzia:
  • A-OK Commissary & Café - Our in-office, world-class bistro and café
  • The SET - Our in-house gym, with state-of-the art equipment and custom classes
  • Product Discount - Our famous product discount, online and in store
  • Amenities - Facilities include private parent's room, bike storage rooms, and shower facilities with complimentary conveniences
  • Dog Friendly Office - Bring your best friend to work


Aritzia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our goal is to be inclusive, diverse, and representative of the communities where we work while creating an environment where every person can enjoy a successful career. This commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic.

Requests for accommodation due to a disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture Team.
Information Technology