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COMPLETE Solutions Architect, Digital Omni - Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Philadelphia, PA 19106, Pennsylvania, United States   [ View map ]

At Five Below our growth is a result of the people who embrace our purpose: We know life is way better when you are free to Let Go & Have Fun in an amazing experience, filled with unlimited possibilities, priced so low, you can always say yes to the newest, coolest stuff! Just ask any of our over 17,000 associates who work at Five Below and they’ll tell you there’s no other place like it. It all starts with our purpose and then, The Five Below Way, which is our values and behaviors that each and every associate believes in.

It’s all about culture at Five Below, making this a place that can inspire you as much as you inspire us with big ideas, super energy, passion, and the ability to make the workplace a WOWplace!


The Engineering team, organized by product groups, is responsible for the architecture, design, development and operations of all systems and applications supporting Five Below’s Retail footprint. Accordingly, we have POS, Merchandising and Inventory Management, Stores and Omni, Logistics, BI and Data Platform, Ecommerce Engineering and Tools.

Five below systems and applications supporting business functions are a combination of enterprise solutions and custom software built to create a seamless experience for our customers, driven by data assets and Infrastructure at its epicenter.

The Digital Engineering organization at Five Below is responsible for the technical delivery of the ecommerce and mobile applications by implementing and supporting capabilities on highly scalable and performant platforms.

The Solutions Architect II, Digital, will split their responsibilities between contributing to the solutions architecture, planning and designing complex development projects, working with stakeholders to ensure we meet the needs of our business while staying in budget, mentoring and managing the work of the onshore and offshore teams, and developing the roadmap for our future platform. This role will be aligned to our Digital Product team, which focuses on the end-end journey for our customers in our Web and Mobile platforms, as well as the enablement of new features and capabilities on the respective platform.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to solution architectures across specific domains, evaluating alternatives based on cost, performance, and scalability, while documenting key decisions.
  • Crafts specifications for both cloud and on-premises components and ensures that solutions align with enterprise architecture standards, including security, while supporting project and change initiatives with technical plans.
  • Supports the monitoring of external trends and evaluation of emerging technologies, contributing to technology roadmaps and the dissemination of insights.
  • Contribute to the development of the IT engineering strategy and the strategy for software development methods, configurations, tools, and techniques.
  • Oversee/coordinate supporting technical work required with other Five Below IT teams, including infrastructure (e.g., network, DevOps) and upstream and downstream system owners (warehouse management systems, order management systems, InfoSec, etc.)
  • Monitors progress, proactively identifies and addresses software development issues, and actively participates in collaborative design, code and configuration reviews.
  • Participate in Agile rituals –daily standups, iteration planning, story huddles, retrospectives, creation of burn up chart’s inceptions, document technical work in technical stories using JIRA board, and estimate (using agile points/story sizing techniques) the work effort required to complete those stories.
  • Design moderately complex software applications, components and modules using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed software design standards, guidelines, patterns and methodology.
  • Develops road maps to communicate future development activity.
  • Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to on shore and offshore team members.
  • Partner with technical teams to formulate and align on system integration plans.
  • Designs and executes test cases and scripts autonomously, aligning with predefined criteria, while actively engaging in requirement, design, and specification reviews to formulate thorough test plans and conditions.
  • Utilizes agreed standards to conduct both manual and automated testing, enhancing test coverage through existing or new infrastructure, and meticulously analyzes and reports on test activities, results, issues, and risks.
  • Identifies and evaluates alternative design options and trade-offs. Creates multiple design views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders and to handle functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Assists in crafting and refining moderately complex software configurations for deployment, adhering to established standards and utilizing designated tools, while actively engaging in collaborative reviews to ensure a high-quality outcome.
  • Collaborate closely with the operations team to conduct root cause analysis on intricate challenges, ensuring a thorough understanding and resolution.
  • Assesses and analyses release components for input to release scheduling, and ensuring proper change control is documented and followed.
  • Assesses and analyses release components for input to release scheduling, and ensuring proper change control is documented and followed.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years architecting, designing and solutioning in a multi-cloud hybrid ecosystem.
  • 5+ years delivering solutions to complex business problems, retail and OMS, collaborating with cross functional teams including infrastructure, Infosec, compliance, product owners and engineering vendors
  • Experience with Agile, Continuous Integration, TDD, Continuous Delivery, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Good prioritization, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of design patterns.
  • Experience in developing applications using reactJS, NodeJS
  • Experience with cloud architectures: AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Experience with developing microservices using Java, Python
  • Experience with Commerce Tools, Frontastic, Netlify, Imperva, Kafka a nice to have.
  • Experience with Payment gateway (WorldPay, Adyen, Stripe), wallet integrations (Paypal, google pay, apple pay)
  • Retail / Ecommerce experience is a must.
  • Highest level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally manage confidential matters and exude the appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • Drive operational excellence by bringing ideas to the table and go innovative in problem solving.
  • Be a demand driver by keeping yourself in end consumer shoe to bring the WOW factor in engineering.
  • Dedication and commitment to top-quality service and to meeting end consumer need.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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