Azure Solutions Architect (100% Remote)

LOCATIONS: Remote, United States

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

We are building the future of convenient customer experiences here at KFC, and we would like you to be a part of it! Come make a dent in the universe with our innovative team of developers. When you join us, you will be working with other architects and developers on how we integrate our restaurants with our website, mobile application, digital partners, and emerging areas of customer enhancing digital technology. Show your friends a web site or application on your phone from a nationally known company that YOU helped to influence. The Colonel only accepts the highest quality and that is why we are looking for YOU!

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Azure Cloud Architecture (40%)
    • Design, Architect, and develop enterprise grade systems that are resilient, scalable, and secure, supporting thousands of users in the US.
      • Work with other architects to design day to day solutions and build an integration platform that connects multiple non-standard interface points into a single, unified solution interface.
      • Create a multi-year plan for growth in compute, storage and bandwidth.
      • Lead risk analysis activities and develop risk mitigation plans.
      • Drive continuous delivery initiatives to production for all systems
      • Partner with our security team to secure our solutions and data from intrusion.
    • Lead full stack application development in Azure (from front-end to data/API driven back end code)
    • Refine application architecture in a cost-effective way to meet the organization’s changing business requirements while continuing to meet service level agreements (SLAs) for availability and performance.
    • Document and communicate updated architectural patterns, component design, and development processes.
  • Cloud Implementation (40%)
    • Review code of other team members for quality and best practices
    • Develop and deliver on time high quality applications that meet the requirements provided by the greater team
    • Oversee release management via Azure DevOps and monitor subsequently in production for defects
    • Review and recommend implementation technologies, best practices, and skills for application delivery success.
  • Restaurant System Development (10%)
    • Enhance current restaurant systems to provide new functionality to display and interact with messaging from our partners and 3rd parties
    • Support and extend the integration of emerging technologies into restaurant systems
    • Play a key role in interaction with our menu data, providing tools to minimize duplication of data efforts
  • Leadership /Cross-functional team interaction (10%)
    • Lead a small group of contractors in implementing designs into working prototypes.
    • Be an advocate for ways in which cloud based technologies can improve our restaurants, both for our customers, our team members, and other internal brands
    • Provide code review to other developers to suggest improvements and ensure best practices
    • Represent KFC IT in discussion both internal and external resources for improvements and troubleshooting
    • Manage complexity of working on, or supporting, multiple projects at a time
    • Act as subject matter expert for more junior team members, providing mentorship where needed

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Cross-functional IT teams, Marketing, Operations.

SUPERVISION OF PERSONNEL:

  • Exempt – 0
  • Non-Exempt – 0

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:

  • Education/Certifications – BS in Computer Engineering, preferred
  • Experience
    • Years of Experience – 5 years experience in full stack development in Azure
    • 3 years of experience designing database structures with SQL server and NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Cosmos DB)
    • 5+ years of experience with web and server development in C#
    • 3 years of experience working in an agile team
      • DevOps experience is a plus
    • 2 years of experience creating unit testing and continuous delivery frameworks
    • Knowledge of Web application security, web services and SOA architectures
    • Must have delivered multiple projects in software architecture, analysis, coding, deployment and documentation using modern languages, tools, and processes.
    • Performance testing, profiling and tuning
  • Technology Stack, Tools
    • Azure services and apps, specifically:
    • Expert on Azure services, specifically Virtual Machines, App Service, Functions, Traffic Manager, Storage solutions, Containers, Azure SQL Database, CosmosDB, Redis, Stream Analytics, Data Lake Storage, Data Factory, Event Hubs, IoT Hub, API Management, Data Catalog, Service Bus, Visual Studio Team Services, DevTest Labs, Xamarin, Azure Monitor, Log Analytics.
    • Full Microsoft stack (.Net C#) development using various front-end technology and JavaScript components
    • Integrations with delivery providers, digital ordering providers, and many 3rd party solution providers. (Nice to have)


KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.The company’s restaurant brands –KFC,Pizza HutandTaco Bell– are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one where everyone can be their best self, make a difference and have fun! We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.


KFC Corporation has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. KFC Corporationrequires that corporate employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to show proof of vaccination upon starting with the company as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Benefits at Yum!

Most of the employee programs and benefits are applicable in the U.S. Internationally, benefits are tailored by market and role. Check with your hiring team to see which ones apply to your job in your market.