Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care and body care.
COTY is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. COTY’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world.
COTY and its brands are committed to range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.
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ROLE AND DEPARTMENT
The A2A Integration Architect (in short Integration Architect) will provide technical leadership, oversight, standardization and validation of integration and middleware application architecture for A2A interfaces being requested globally.
The Architect will work closely with Project Managers, Business Analyst, and other IT groups, providing technical leadership for integration efforts involving distributed Enterprise Applications and Data Integration platform.
He / She will also be the liaison between the local (project) resources and the offshore development team, overseeing development and testing, and executing quality control.
The Integration and Middleware Architect will report to the Senior Manager A2A Integration.
The 3rd party iWay Support team will handle any processing issues on an 1st and 2nd level. 3rd level support will be provided by both the iWay Architects and Developers.
Technical issues will be handled by the US and European teams, depending on the time the issue occurred. Data issues will be handled by specific teams depending on the location of the involved customer.
Besides operational support the Integration Architect will also be responsible for the processing and implementation of enhancement and change requests.
The function is part of the IT department in Coty, which is a global organization handling IT for the entire Coty organization.
This role will be part of the Middleware & Business-Related Architecture CoE, that is responsible for Middleware, RPA, collaboration & Java applications, under the Global Architecture & Engineering Center of Excellence in Coty IT.
Key Responsibilities :
Design and deployments of application components that are standards based, high performance, highly available, low maintenance, and comply with operational standards and procedures.
Provide leadership and demonstrate ownership of the integration platform for consistent usage across projects.
Understand the business and customer needs to introduce technical solutions that enlarge the capabilities of the middleware platform.
Lead the team for integration / performance testing based on integration and test plan, support UAT and make sure that the interfaces are defect free, have an adequate performance and reliability.
Enhance Middleware governance based on best practices and ensure proper alignment business and major initiatives.
Understand and contribute to Enterprise IT strategies; adhere to compliance regulations and development guidelines.
Oversee and resolve issues relating to security gateway and agency adapter platform, and the associated application and data integration initiatives relying on these environments
Manage special technology projects and initiatives as assigned.
Continuous improvement of existing development, testing, and documentation standards and best practices
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
We’d love to see candidates who have the following key competences :
University level degree on bachelor level or beyond, or a similar work experience.
5+ years’ experience designing and developing middleware applications
3+ years of experience in interfacing with SAP
Generic understanding of purchasing and sales business processes
Strong knowledge of Oracle databases, SQL and PL / SQL.
Knowledge of MS-SQL data bases.
Strong knowledge of XML Technologies (XML, XSL, XSD, XSLT)
Knowledge of SOAP, JSON and REST technologies
Experience implementing message flows using a variety of nodes in message broker
Experience with designing applications using iWay service manager or similar middleware products like Mulesoft, Informatica, SAP CPI, WebMethods, Tibco, Boomi
Ability to plan technical architecture and develop documentation
Solid knowledge of testing
Experience with interface development life cycles
Demonstrated experience working with technical and non-technical staff
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Outstanding collaboration and team building skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple parallel tasks under tight deadlines
The following capabilities are not required but are an advantage :
Java development skills
Knowledge of PKI architecture, application security, data security and network security
Experience with project management.
Knowledge of monitoring tools
We also look for the following skills :
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Team player, including :
Take ownership, teamwork does not mean waiting from someone else to do it
Hold other team members accountable for doing their part
The ability to approach problems in a methodical and logical manner
The ability to work under pressure
The ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment with short deadlines
Outgoing, Personable, Responsible, Self-motivated, Confident
The ability to hold a conversation in a non-technical area.
Trustworthy and punctual
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a role that is part of a team of very experienced integration architects in an organization that is executing a lot of projects that involves integration.
Besides business-initiated projects, the team is also involved in continuous improvement projects. The integration team also has a lot of contact with other parts of the IT organization, and even with the Coty business.
Here is an overview of the key relationships :
Spanish A2A Integration Architect
New York A2A Integration Manager
Singapore A2A Integration Architect
Group of 3rd party iWay A2A developers
Custom Apps & Integration COE Leadership
Relevant other Coty IT colleagues
Business Facing IT colleagues
Given the variety and complexity of the work that the team handles, and the variety of contacts, the job offers the opportunity to grow.