IT Architect

Company: Gerber Collision & Glass

WELCOME TO GERBER COLLISION & GLASS
 
Our Team Members Drive Us! Gerber Collision & Glass is one of the largest collision repair companies in North America. With $2+ billion in sales, over 800 locations and growing, our 10,000+ team members across the United States and Canada are passionate about delivering our goal to WOW Every Customer and Be the Best! 
 
We invite you to join our team. Gerber offers a great place to launch and grow careers. As we continue to grow, we have endless opportunities for you to grow with us. 
 
Gerber Collision & Glass recognizes, values and welcomes all applicants with unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.
 

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate closely with business stakeholders to understand their requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Develop a detailed technical roadmap and architecture for integrating and modernizing their existing systems, including eCommerce, store systems, inventory management, and integration with insurance companies.
  • Write outlines and skeleton code to guide the development team in implementing technical solutions.
  • Develop APIs to facilitate robust and efficient client-server communication.
  • Leverage cloud technologies to build and deploy applications in a secure, scalable environment.
  • Employ scripting and automation tasks, enhancing the development lifecycle.
  • Integrate IOT enabled solutions and introduce AI/Machine learning into the environment.
  • Utilize NodeJS for server-side logic, creating high-performance applications.
  • Implement testing strategies using tools like Cucumber to ensure application reliability and performance.
  • Lead the design and implementation of pilot programs, such as improving their order system through the integration and modernization of standalone and legacy systems.
  • Ensure solutions are scalable, sustainable, and aligned with their strategic goal to become a one-stop shop for their customers, with a multitude of applications that seamlessly interact.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and best practices to drive innovation within the company.
  • Work in a dynamic, product-specific corporate environment, contributing significantly to technology-driven projects with a substantial budget.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Solutions Architect or in a similar role, with a strong development background.
  • Thorough understanding of front-end, back-end, and middleware technologies.
  • Previously development experience within Java, JavaScript frameworks (ReactJS, Vue JS), CSS frameworks, and NodeJS.
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and understanding of cloud architecture best practices.
  • Proficiency in developing and integrating APIs
  • Familiarity with IOT and Machine Learning is a plus
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable code and to outline technical solutions for development teams.
  • Experience with system integration and modernization projects, particularly in retail or similar environments.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to design step-by-step technical solutions for complex challenges.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, capable of working closely with both technical teams and business stakeholders.
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is preferred.

Benefits That Drive Your Success
Gerber offers the comprehensive benefits you expect from an industry leader, including:

  • Competitive Pay Plans
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Employer Paid Short-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status, or any other consideration, prohibited by law or by contract.

About Us
Gerber Collision & Glass has been WOWing customers with our collision repair services for over 80 years. Please visit gerbercareers.com to learn more about our company.