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Ross Stores, Inc. Solution Architect II (Software) in Apex, North Carolina

Our values start with our people, join a team that values you!

We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.

As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 8 distribution centers nationwide. With 2023 revenues of $20.4 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.


The Solution Architect II is responsible for architecting and designing modern lightweight architecture (LWA) Applications. This is a System Architect position that will architect both the server-side and client-side custom development, maintenance, and deployment of applications. This candidate will work with multiple teams, such as engineering, product owners, development and architecture teams, to ensure the development and deployment of applications and tools within the Custom Development Department. This role will report to the Sr. IT Manager in this space.

The base salary range for this role is $112,800 - $214,200. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

Benefits offered to all Associates include Accident, Critical Illness, Vision, Auto, Home, and Pet insurance programs; Associate Discount, Identity Protection, Associate Purchase Program, Benefit Hub Discount Mall, Employee Assistance Program and Commuter Benefits, 401K (service requirements), Employee Stock Purchase Program, Ross Cares Fund, College Discounts, Sick Pay (where legally required) and Referral Bonuses. In addition, all Full-Time Associates, including FT Retail Associate, Area Supervisor, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager, are eligible for extended benefits offered including Medical/Dental/Vision Health Insurance, Legal Insurance, Vacation Buy, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Life/ADD Insurance, Long- Term Disability, Enhanced Maternity and Parental Leave Benefit, Vacation Pay accrued at a rate of 15 days/year, 15 Personal and Company Holidays. AS, ASM and SM Associates in Stores and Exempt Corporate and Merchandising roles are also eligible to receive a Bonus based on individual and business performance.


• Design and Architect efficient Microservice APIs and author event based micro front-end code and provide technical documentation

• Understand business requirements and has ability to analyze requirements, create Jira stories, document possible solutions, and come up with high-level architecture and design.

• Architect modern light weight UI solutions using Micro Front ends that comply with OAuth standards

• Has experience in developing event driven Microservice architecture

• Has deep skills in traditional relational databases and NoSQL databases such as CosmosDB

• Hands-on experience in working on public cloud platforms (preferably Azure)

• Configure and Manage Cloud Solutions such as Azure Spring Apps, Azure App Services, Azure API Connection, and Azure function

• Hands-on experience in working on public cloud platforms (preferably Azure)

• Has experience using CI/CD tools such as Git/Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, SonarQube, Nexus, Jenkins.

• Reviews development designs and provide feedbacks to development teams.

• Coordinate with external vendors who are supporting the Application Development



• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Problem Solving

• Written Communications

• Time Management

• Composure

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Integrity & Trust

• Customer Focus

• Listening


• 8+ years of experience in Application Architecture and Solution Architecture role, including extensive hands-on in development of modern Cloud based custom Applications

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, industry certifications, and relevant experience

• Demonstrated experience in API Gateway, Design Patterns. Extensive exposure to DB Technology such as Oracle, PL/SQL, Query Optimization, Shell Scripting, etc.

• Experience developing back-end code in Java/J2EE, SpringFramework, SpringBoot.

• Extensive experience in code review, working with diverse resources spanning timezone

• Conceptual and practical understanding of Cloud Computing and CI/CD Tools such as bitbucket, Jenkin, QTest, SonalQube etc.

• Familiar with modern development practices (Agile methodology, DevOps, and Continuous Integration / Deployment)

• Experience in Cloud and On-prem automation using CloudBees (Pipeline as code, Infrastructure as code), Terraform, Git/BitBucket, Jenkins, SonarQube, Jira/Confluence, Nexus, Maven and Ansible

• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

• Ability to analyze and creatively solve complex technical problems

• Ability to work in a group setting and independently PREFERRED

• Experience with Azure Cloud.

• Supply Chain and Merchandising domain experience is essentials for this position

• Experience with API Gateway - MuleSoft

• Understanding of modern application architecture, including microservices and technologies such as Angular, Web, Java and Spring Boot.

• Understanding of database technologies, both relational and NoSQL systems - CosmosDB

• Good understanding of IT Security

• Experience with monitoring tools, Splunk and Dynatrace


This position requires the ability to work in an office environment, including using a computer, attending meetings, working as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position.

This position may be performed remotely anywhere within the United States.#LI-Remote




This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.