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Vice President, Technology & Data Architecture

Knix is a direct to consumer intimate apparel brand that is re-inventing intimates for real life. Through our innovative products and our engaged community, we are empowering people everywhere to be unapologetically free. Launched in 2013, we are one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and globally recognized as an innovator within the apparel space.
We’re looking for a dynamic VP of Technology & Data Architecture to revolutionize our tech frameworks and drive innovation at Knix. This key leadership role will be instrumental in enabling our high-growth omnichannel business (eCommerce, Retail) by building the technology roadmap for today and the future! In this role, you’ll oversee our core technology teams, spearhead architectural strategies, foster a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration, and lead various initiatives that support the unlocking across all of our channels. This is an exciting opportunity for a technology leader who is passionate about empowering teams and wants to make an impact on a successful Canadian omni-channel business.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, implementing, and coordinating efficient and effective architectural frameworks, guidelines, and procedures across all technology domains.
  • Provide direct leadership and implement a culture of collaboration and procedures for continuous improvement in functions such as: software engineering, enterprise architecture, data architecture, technology architecture, infrastructure, and eCommerce technology.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and IT disciplines to architect, design, and build scalable, and resilient platforms, APIs, and applications that align with business needs.
  • Supporting the build and maintenance of existing and new technologies to help support the company’s growing eCommerce as well as Omni-Channel business
  • Build a technology roadmap that supports the long term plan of the business, this includes optimizing the current omni-channel tech stack to support future scale and growth
  • Creating and maintaining an integrated, up-to-date source of truth for all technology-related data.
  • Develop and execute our cybersecurity strategy, and act as a strategic partner to senior leaders by proactively identifying opportunities for innovation, improvement, and growth.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies, tools, and processes to improve Knix’s technology landscape’s efficiency, agility, and security.
  • Developing, aligning, and updating Knix’s overall technology strategy and associated documents, linking technology strategy to critical business outcomes and ensuring real business problems are the focus of all initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • 12 + years of experience leading medium to large-scale technology functions, preferably in a retail/brick-and-motor omnichannel environment 
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience in building and leading teams across Enterprise Applications, Architecture, Infrastructure, Cloud Solutions, and Security
  • Background with eCommerce platforms (Shopify 2.0, or Headless Hydrogen is considered a strong asset)
  • Experience in the Digital and eCommerce space and in a senior technical leadership role
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to translate complex and technical information into business terms
  • Expert understanding of software delivery lifecycle with packaged software and in-house developed software
  • Strong understanding of enterprise practices, including backlog management, continuous development, quality assurance, automation, observability & alerting)
  • Experience with next-generation technologies to build digital experiences and capabilities 
  • In-depth understanding of capital and operational budget planning and management
How we Hire
Our people are what make Knix, Knix! Our people are passionate and have a strong belief in our mission. Our people are naturally curious and ambitious by nature. Employees feel respected and supported at Knix. We take an inclusive and equitable approach offering the same interview experience to every candidate we meet with. Knix is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate everyone and their intersecting identities. We know and believe that diverse and inclusive teams empower us to make better decisions and inspire innovation so that we can better serve our customers and community. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

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