UPS Applications Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia

Applications Architect

We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done… our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS. We are the United Problem Solvers.

About Architecture and Infrastructure at UPS Technology:

Our Architects look at the overall company goals and use their technical skills and strategic thinking to build the strategies that allow these goals to become a reality. If you join our team, you will be involved with developing these strategic plans while also setting standards and developing roadmaps for the future state of our enterprise architecture. We have the business savvy paired with the technical know-how to ensure we continue our innovative and competitive culture.

About this role:

The Applications Architect influences the development and implementation of Information Technology (I.T.) strategy, initiatives, and governing policies. He/She assembles detailed reviews of the enterprise and documents capabilities and conceives approaches to aligning technical solutions with business needs. This position assists in defining the direction for projects and solution architecture. The Applications Architect supports I.S. leadership by planning and championing the execution of broad initiatives aimed at delivering value to internal and external stakeholders. He/She leverages data, technical, and business knowledge to drive the development of capability frameworks at portfolio and enterprise levels. This position is involved throughout the project life cycle with emphasis on the initiation, feasibility, and analysis phases.


  • Conceives solutions, builds consensus, sells & executes solutions across business areas, initiatives & products

  • Supports I.T. leadership by planning & leading the execution of broad initiatives aimed at delivering value to all stakeholders

  • Responsible for working with other architects in the development of strategies, roadmaps, & solutions

  • Analyzes technologies aligned with I.T. strategies & roadmaps

  • Drives new solutions to reduce technical debt & cost & increase business value

  • Influences, reviews, creates robust documentation & presents to peers & senior managers to ensure appropriate communication & drive consensus

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with highly available, large scale, multi-platform systems, developing software solutions, Web Services

  • Knowledge of DevOps, Agile, OpenShift, InfoSec best practices, Database design principles, Cloud based solutions, systems & business capabilities

  • Strong negotiation skills, strategic thinking

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ and/or Masters’ degrees in Computer Science or related field or the equivalent in work experience

This position offers an exceptional opportunity to work for a Fortune 50 industry leader. If you are selected, you will join our dynamic technology team in making a difference to our business and customers. Do you think you have what it takes? Prove it! At UPS, ambition knows no time zone.

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


Category: Applications Development, Technology, Information Systems, IT - Infrastructure, Information Solutions

Requisition Number: 186432

Location: Alpharetta,Georgia